John Perkins Luby
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 185 lb.
- Debut June 16, 1890
- Final Game June 11, 1895
- Born June, 1869 in Charleston, SC USA
- Died April 24, 1899 in Charleston, SC USA
Jack "Pat" Luby made a nice debut with the 1890 Chicago Colts, going 20-9 for manager Cap Anson. He also slugged .440 on a team which slugged .356. Although he never had a winning season after that in the majors, he played for years in the minors.
Luby was born and died in Charleston, SC. He was usually referred to in the press as "Jack".
SABR has a lengthy biography of him.
"I knew Luby intimately -- a great big fellow, good humored and intelligent, and a great ball player in his earlier day. His pitching in 1890 was the greatest ever recorded in the National League, as far as successive victories were concerned. A sharp out-curve and good control helped him along, and he had a knack of winning his own games with the hickory, being a terrific batter." - Sporting Life's Chicago correspondent, W.A. Phelon, Jr., reminiscing after Jack Luby's death
- 20 Wins Seasons: 1 (1890)
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 3 (1890-1892)