Jim Tyng

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

James Alexander Tyng (1856-1931). Jim is credited as the 1st player to wear a catcher’s mask, playing for Harvard in 1877. In 1879, Tyng became the 1st Harvard player selected to play in the majors, when he was picked up by Harry Wright & the Boston Red Caps as an emergency pitcher. Tyng defeated the 1st-place Providence Grays to draw the Red Caps within 2 games of the Grays. It was the only victory in his major league career.

  • Career 1-2 record; 4.94 ERA
  • .333 batting average (5 for 15)

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