John Quinn (gm)

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John Jacob Quinn

Biographical Information[edit]

John Quinn worked in the front office of the Boston Red Sox from 1929 to 1935, where his father was General Manager. He had previously played baseball at Boston College under Hall of Famer Hugh Duffy but was not much of a hitter, precluding a career as a player. His first positions were quite lowly, as was a ticket seller and groundskeeper, before moving on to bigger responsibilities. He was secretary (1936-1946) and General Manager of the Boston/Milwaukee Braves (1946-1958) and then the GM of the Philadelphia Phillies (1959-1972).

His father, Bob Quinn, was a long-time baseball executive and also had been a Braves GM. His sons Bob E. Quinn and John Quinn Jr. became the first brothers to both win a Minor League Executive of the Year Award from The Sporting News. His daughters were Margo Quinn and Susan Quinn. His son-in-law, Roland Hemond, also went on to become a big league GM.

Preceded by
Boston/Milwaukee Braves General Manager
Succeeded by
John McHale
Preceded by
Roy Hamey
Philadelphia Phillies General Manager
Succeeded by
Paul Owens

Source: 1968 Baseball Guide

Further Reading[edit]

  • Rory Costello: "John Quinn", in Mel Marmer and Bill Nowlin, eds.: The Year of Blue Snow: The 1964 Philadelphia Phillies, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2013, pp. 279-285. ISBN 978-1-933599-51-9
  • Rory Costello: "John Quinn", in Gregory H. Wolf, ed.: Thar's Joy in Braveland: The 1957 Milwaukee Braves, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2014, pp. 247-253. ISBN 978-1933599717

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