Reilly was one of the major league American Association's stars, and he played his
entire career in his hometown of Cincinnati. A smooth-fielding, 6'3" first baseman,
Long John tied for the AA lead with 11 home runs in 1884 and led with 13 HR and 103
RBI in 1888. He also stole 82 bases in 1888 and had 226 career stolen bases.
»May 6th, 1888: Long John Reilly hits 2 HRs, giving him 4 in Cincinnati's 4-game series versus Kansas City. Reilly will finish the season with an AA-leading 13 HRs.
»August 6th, 1890: Long John Reilly, hitting for the cycle for the 3rd time in his career, leads Cincinnati (NL) to a 16-3 romp over Pittsburgh. This cycle record would later be equaled by Bob Meusel and Babe Herman.