Johnny McCarthy (baseball)

John Joseph McCarthy (January 7, 1910 – September 13, 1973) was an American professional baseball first baseman. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for all or parts of 11 seasons for the Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Giants and Boston Braves between 1934 and 1948. Born in Chicago, McCarthy threw and batted left-handed, stood 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall and weighed 185 pounds (84 kg).

Johnny McCarthy
First baseman
Born: (1910-01-07)January 7, 1910
Chicago, Illinois
Died: September 13, 1973(1973-09-13) (aged 63)
Mundelein, Illinois
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 2, 1934, for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Last MLB appearance
September 26, 1948, for the New York Giants
MLB statistics
Batting average.277
Home runs25
Runs batted in209

He helped the Giants win the 1937 National League pennant as their regular first baseman. His 65 runs batted in were third on the team. In the 1937 World Series, McCarthy started all five games against the cross-town New York Yankees and collected four hits, including a double, in 19 at bats (.211). The Yankees won the Series, four games to one.

In his 11 MLB seasons, McCarthy played in 542 games and had 1,557 at-bats, 182 runs, 432 hits, 72 doubles, 16 triples, 25 home runs, 209 RBI, 8 stolen bases, 90 walks, .277 batting average, .319 on-base percentage, .392 slugging percentage, 611 total bases and 19 sacrifice hits.[1]

He died in Mundelein, Illinois at the age of 63.


  1. ^ "Johnny McCarthy Statistics and History". " Retrieved on 2017-05-12.

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