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O'Rourke, James Henry (Orator Jim)

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Born: 1852 AD
Died: 1919 AD, at 66 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Basketball Player

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1850 - Born on the 1st of September in East Bridgeport, Connecticut.

1876 - He made the first base hit in National League history.

1893 - He continued to play in the minor leagues until he was over 50 years old.

1904 - He made a final appearance with the New York Giants under manager and friend john McGraw.
       
       - He became the oldest player ever to appear in the National League.

1912 - He returned to the field to catch a complete minor league game at the age of 60.

1945 - He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

1919 - He died on the 8th of January.

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