The 6'4" 200-lb Big Jack won 16 games, including six shutouts, for the 1900 White
Sox when the AL was still a minor league. On August 21, 1901 he threw a baseball
at umpire Jack Haskell, instigating a brawl in which Haskell's lip was split by Chicago
shortstop Frank Shugart. Both Katoll and Shugart were arrested and then suspended.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»August 21, 1901: At Washington, umpire John Haskell is involved in another violent incident during the Washington-Sox game when Sox SS Frank Shugart punches Haskell after a disputed ball four call, followed by a Nationals bases loaded triple. Teammate John Katoll tries to add his two cents, and a fan jumps in punching Shugart. The police intervene and both players are arrested. Shugart will be expelled. Washington's Win Mercer lives up to his name with an 8-0 win over Chicago.
»September 2, 1902: Cleveland pounds the Orioles, 23-7, collecting 23 hits off Bird pitcher Jack Katoll, a 10-game winner with the White Sox last season. Katoll goes the route.