Jack Farrell

John A. "Jack" Farrell (July 5, 1857 – February 9, 1914), also known as "Moose", was an American Major League Baseball player who played mainly second base in his 11 seasons. Born in Newark, New Jersey, Jack made his major league debut for the 1879 Syracuse Stars of the National League, where he played the majority of that season, until moving onto the Providence Grays, where he would play the next six seasons. His career numbers include 877 hits in 884 games played, 23 home runs, and a .243 batting average. In 1881, he began the season as the player-manager for the Grays, compiling a 24 win, 27 loss record. On August 3, Jack quit as "captain" of the team, he was succeeded by outfielder Tom York, and the team would finish the season with 23 wins against 10 losses, good for second place.

Jack died in Cedar Grove, New Jersey at the age of 56, and was buried at the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in East Orange, New Jersey.

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