John Kerins

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John Nelson Kerins

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 10", Weight 177 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

"John Kerins had a solid year in 1886 for Louisville. He was headed for an even better one in 1887 before breaking his right hand . . . Kerins . . . was never the same player." - from the book The Beer and Whisky League, which features a baseball card of him

John Kerins played seven years in the majors and briefly managed twice. He played first base, outfield and catcher, and led the American Association in triples in 1887.

Kerins was born in Indianapolis, IN and played at Fort Wayne as well as with an independent Indianapolis team before coming to the majors with the 1884 Indianapolis Hoosiers. The bulk of his career was spent with the Louisville Colonels.

He was a substitute umpire in the 1888 NL, a regular ump in the 1889 AA, 1890 AA, 1891 AA, and a substitute in the 1903 AL.

He died in Louisville in 1919.

Preceded by
Tommy McCarthy
St. Louis Browns Manager
Succeeded by
James Roseman

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Playoffs Notes
1888 Louisville Colonels American Association 3-4 -- replaced Kick Kelly (10-29) and Mordecai Davidson (1-2) on June 13 /
replaced by Mordecai Davidson on June 23
1890 St. Louis Browns American Association 9-8 -- replaced Tommy McCarthy (11-11) on May 19 /
replaced by James Roseman on June 10

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