O'Rourke, James Henry
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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