From BR Bullpen
born Samuel McMachan
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Debut September 4, 1902
- Final Game September 21, 1902
- Born November 24 1872 in Cleveland, OH USA
- Died February 11, 1903 in Columbus, OH USA
 Biographical Information
Sam McMackin pitched in the majors in September 1902. Less than six months later, he died of pneumonia.
The book Honus Wagner: The Life of Baseball's Flying Dutchman mentions a game in which McMackin pitched a two-hitter for Paterson against Hartford. Wagner got his hand stuck in his pocket somehow and couldn't get it out until the pocket was slit open with a knife.
The book Ed Barrow: The Bulldog Who Built the Yankees' First Dynasty says that McMackin pitched badly in a game for Paterson because he was drunk and Barrow suspended him for a few games. McMackin is described as one of the team's best pitchers.
Here is a photo of the 1896 Paterson team, including McMackin, Wagner and Barrow.
Here is a photo of McMackin in a White Sox uniform in 1902.
McMackin was pitching as early as 1893 with Sandusky.