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Jack Tobin

Died when: 77 years 220 days
Star Sign: Taurus

 

Jack Tobin John Thomas (Jack) Tobin (May 4, 1892 – December 10, 1969) was a right fielder in Major League Baseball who played in the Federal League with the St. Louis Terriers (1914–1915), and for the St. Louis Browns (1916, 1918–1925), Washington Senators (1926) and Boston Red Sox (1926–1927) of the American League. Tobin batted and threw left-handed. He was born in Saint Louis, Missouri. Tobin collected 200 or more hits each season from 1920-1923, batting .335 in that timespan. In 1921 he set a career best with a .352 batting average, led both leagues with 671 at-bats and tied for the league lead with 18 triples. His 236 hits and 132 runs scored that year were both the second-highest totals in the major leagues as well as career highs. Tobin was part of an exceptional 1922 Browns team that led the major leagues with a .313 combined batting average while winning 93 games. That season, Tobin batted .331 and scored 122 runs with a career-high 13 home runs. The Browns would lose a September pennant race to the Yankees by one game.In a 13-season career, Tobin posted a .309 batting average with 64 home runs and 585 RBI in 1619 games played. Tobin died in Saint Louis, Missouri, at age of 77.
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