Born: 12/25/1864 in Sydney, Australia
Died: 11/20/1940 in St. Louis, Missouri
Major League Career: 1884-1901
Games Played at Second Base: 1,304
Most Games Played For: St. Louis Browns/Cardinals
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Joe Quinn was the only Australian born player in the Majors until 1986, when Craig Shipley debuted for the Dodgers. Quinn worked as a mortician in the offseason. Before learning about him, I did not know that the Cardinals, like my Orioles, were once known as the St. Louis Browns.
For last year's A-Z Challenge, I featured players of the Baltimore Orioles/St. Louis Browns organization, my favorite baseball team. I managed to cover every position on the field except for one: second baseman. As such, I decided to devote this year's challenge entirely to the second base position, honoring the individuals who earned their keep playing one of the game's most demanding defensive positions.
Head on over to Blogging from A to Z April Challenge to find others joining the adventure.
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