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Jim O'Rourke

James Henry O'Rourke (Orator Jim)

Positions: Outfielder, Catcher and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: September 1, 1850 in Bridgeport, CT
School: Yale University (New Haven, CT)
Debut: April 26, 1872 (Age 21.238)
Final Game: September 22, 1904 (Age 54.021)
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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Managerial Stats

Rk Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% G Finish Wpost Lpost W-L%post
1 1881 30 Buffalo Bisons NL 45 38 .542 83 3 Player/Manager
2 1882 31 Buffalo Bisons NL 45 39 .536 84 3 Player/Manager
3 1883 32 Buffalo Bisons NL 52 45 .536 98 5 Player/Manager
4 1884 33 Buffalo Bisons NL 64 47 .577 115 3 Player/Manager
5 1893 42 Washington Senators NL 40 89 .310 130 12 Player/Manager
Buffalo Bisons 4 years 206 169 .549 380 3.5
Washington Senators 1 year 40 89 .310 130 12.0
5 years 246 258 .488 510 5.2