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John Joseph "Jack" O'Neill (10 January 1873 – 29 June 1935) was catcher in Major League Baseball who played for the St. Louis Cardinals (1902–03), Chicago Cubs (1904–05) and Boston Beaneaters (1906). He batted and threw right-handed.

Jack O'Neill/JON
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Catcher
Born: (1873-01-10)January 10, 1873
Maum, County Galway, Ireland
Died: June 29, 1935(1935-06-29) (aged 64)
Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 21, 1902, for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last MLB appearance
October 3, 1906, for the Boston Beaneaters
MLB statistics
Batting average.196
Home runs1
Runs batted in74
Teams

He was born in the townland of Tawnaleen, near Maum, in County Galway, Ireland, to Michael O'Neill, a small farmer in Maum, and Mary Joyce.[1]

O'Neill was one of four major league brothers. Steve was a catcher and manager, Jim a shortstop, and Mike, who also was born in Ireland, was a pitcher and formed a brother battery with Jack for the St. Louis Cardinals.

O'Neill shared catching duties for the Cardinals, Cubs and Beaneaters in a modest span of five years. He was a smart runner with some speed and usually was used in pinch-running situations. His most productive season came in 1903, when he posted career-highs in batting average (.236), runs (23), hits (58), doubles (nine), runs batted in (21), stolen bases (11) and games played (75).

In 303 games O'Neill was a .196 hitter with 20 stolen bases and 74 RBI. He also collected 185 hits with 24 doubles, five triples, and one home run in 945 at-bats.

O'Neill died in Scranton, Pennsylvania, at the age of 62.

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  1. ^ "General Registrar's Office". IrishGenealogy.ie. Retrieved 10 January 2017.

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