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O'Rourke, James Henry

Born: 1852 AD
Died: 1919 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Basketball Player

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.