Deacon McGuire

Catcher
  • Card series: Beginnings: 1880's
  • City: Philadelphia
  • Team: Quakers
  • League: National League

James Thomas McGuire (1863-1936). A catcher, manager & coach, McGuireā€™s 26 major league seasons was a record until Nolan Ryan broke it in 1993. Deacon also played for 11 different teams; another record until broken by Matt Stairs in 2010. He is one of 29 players to play in 4 different decades.

  • His 1,859 assists as a catcher is still a record
  • Managed the Senators (1898), the Red Sox (1907-1908), & the Naps (1909-1911)
  • Coach with the Tigers (1911-17)

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