Tommy Corcoran

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Thomas William Corcoran
(Corky or Tommy the Cork)

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 9", Weight 164 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Tommy The Cork Corcoran was a slick-fielding shortstop who had an 18-year-career before and after 1900. The most similar player is Hall of Famer Bobby Wallace. He actually appeared in a couple hundred more games at short than did Wallace, although Wallace was a better hitter.

He spent most of his career with the Cincinnati Reds. In the middle of his career, 1897-99, he was managed by Buck Ewing in Cincy, at a time when Sam Crawford and Harry Steinfeldt came up as rookies.

Early in his career, in 1892, he was managed by John Ward and played alongside Ward, Bill Joyce and Dan Brouthers in the infield.

He was a Federal League umpire in 1915.

He's the brother of Phil Corcoran, a long-time minor league player in the Connecticut State League and other New England minor leagues.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 1 (1894)

Year-by-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Playoffs Notes
1908 New Bedford Whalers New England League 8th replaced Jim Canavan

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