From BR Bullpen
Patrick James Quinn
- Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown
- Height 5' 8", Weight 148 lb.
- Debut July 26, 1871
- Final Game June 21, 1877
- Born August, 1849 in Chicago, IL USA
- Died January 2, 1909 in Chicago, IL USA
 Biographical Information
Quinn was born in Chicago, IL in 1849, making him not quite three years older than another player associated with Illinois, Cap Anson. He appeared with the 1871 Fort Wayne Kekiongas, playing catcher during the last five games of the season (the team only played nineteen all season).
He played for three teams in 1875, doing his best hitting for the first one, the 1875 Keokuk Westerns, for whom he hit .327. He then played for the 1875 Hartford Dark Blues and the 1875 Chicago White Stockings. A couple years later he came back with the Pale Hose, this time when they were part of the 1877 National League.
The book Commy: The Life Story of Charles A. Comiskey states that Quinn played amateur ball for the Aetnas (previously called the Atlantics and later called the Franklins) of the north side of Chicago, and was one of the first catchers to catch up close to the batter without a mask or glove.