Jim Fogarty

  • Card series: Pioneer Portraits II: 1875-1899
  • City: Philadelphia
  • Team: Quakers
  • League: National League

James G. Fogarty, (1864-1891) was a speedy outfielder and infielder with the Philadelphia Quakers of the NL and the Philadelphia Athletics of the Players’ League where he was also the manager. Fogarty was one of the swiftest of the early era, stealing a league high 99 bases in 1889. In his seven years in Philly, Fogarty was a consistent offensive contributor, driving in 35 to 58 runs each season.

  • A native San Franciscan, Fogarty graduated from St Mary’s College of California
  • Joined the short-lived Players’ League, 1890 in an attempt to break the reserve clause
  • Died way too early of tuberculosis in Philadelphia at age 27

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