James Henry O'Rourke (Orator Jim)
Positions: Outfielder, Catcher and First Baseman
Born: September 1, 1850 in Bridgeport, CT
School: Yale University (New Haven, CT)
Debut: April 26, 1872 (Age 21)
Final Game: September 22, 1904 (Age 54)
Died: January 8, 1919 in Bridgeport, CT
Buried: St. Michael Cemetery, Stratford, CT
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Old Timers Committee as Player in 1945. No induction ceremony in Cooperstown held (until 2013).
View Jim O'Rourke Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).
Relatives: Brother of John O'Rourke and Father of Queenie O'Rourke
View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
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