- Card series: Pioneer Portraits II: 1875-1899
- City: Providence
- Team: Grays (NL)
- League: National League
John A. “Moose” Farrell (1857-1914) played 2nd base for 5 teams over 11 seasons. Served as player/mgr for the ’81 Providence Grays, achieving a 24-27 record before turning over the reins to Tom York. Always a reliable fielder, Farrell led or neared the lead in many defensive categories throughout his career.
- Averaged a modest .243 lifetime but hit .300+ twice (rookie season ’79 & ’83)
- Finished his career with the Orioles of the American Association in ’88 & ‘89