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Jim McGuire from the Chronology
May 18, 1912 - The Tiger players protest Cobb's suspension and vote to strike. Faced with a $5000 fine for failing to field a team club owner Frank Navin orders manager Hughey Jennings to sign up some local amateurs. Aloysius Travers Bill Leinhauser Dan McGarvey Billy Maharg (whose real name was Graham "Maharg" reversed) Jim McGarr Pat Meany Jack Coffey Hap Ward and Ed Irvin put on Tiger uniforms. Two Detroit coaches Joe Sugden 41 and Jim McGuire 48 complete the lineup and score the only two runs for Detroit. The Athletics set a club scoring record in winning 24-2 as Travers goes all the way giving up 26 hits and 24 runs in 8 innings. The A's also set an AL-home record of most runs without a homer. The only recruit to hit for Detroit is Irvin who enters in the 3rd inning and laces 2 triples in 3 at bats. Irvin had been offered a contract by the Phillies before the season but did not want to be farmed out and refused. He closes his ML career with a 2.000 slugging average (only 3 other players will debut with 2 triples)-Weatherly McCovey and Sipin). Irvin will be killed in a barroom brawl in his native Philadelphia in 1916. Only one ever plays another ML game: Maharg will bat once for the Phils at the end of 1916. He will also be involved as a conspirator in the Black Sox scandal of 1919. A's starter Jack Coombs leaves after 3 innings with a 6-0 lead good enough for a win under the rules at the time. Boardwalk Brown and Herb Pennock divide the rest of the pitching for the A's. Starter Al Travers having pitched his only ML game returns to his studies at St. Joseph's College and later becomes a Catholic priest.
Aug 20, 1901 - Umpire Bob Emslie becomes ill before the 2nd game of the Superbas-Phils twin bill and Phils P Al Orth and Superbas C Jim McGuire fill in for him. However it is a close game and Orth is needed as a PH in the 9th. Doc White then becomes the 2nd umpire as Orth hits a single and scores a run. Brooklyn holds on for a 3-2 win.
Sep 30, 1895 - Washington ends the season by splitting a friendly pair with Boston. The Nationals win 15-7 then lose 10-8. Ed Cartwright hits for the cycle for the Nationals while Jim McGuire gets a gift homer in the opener when Hugh Duffy refused to pick up the ball till McGuire circles the bases. McGuire gets another gift in game 2 a silver tea set for being the most popular Washington player.