Art Devlin (baseball)

Arthur McArthur Devlin (October 16, 1879 – September 18, 1948) was an American athlete and coach. He is most known for his Major League Baseball career from 1904 to 1913.

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Third baseman
Born: October 16, 1879
Washington, D.C.
Died: September 18, 1948 (aged 68)
Jersey City, New Jersey
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 14, 1904, for the New York Giants
Last MLB appearance
August 25, 1913, for the Boston Braves
MLB statistics
Batting average.269
Home runs10
Runs batted in505
Career highlights and awards

College career

Devlin attended Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where he played baseball and football. As a senior in 1900, he served as the team captain.[1] He was a standout back, and in 1900 was considered competitive for the Walter Camp All-American team if it had not been restricted to Harvard, Yale, and Princeton players.[2]

Coaching career

He served as the head football coach at North Carolina A&M, now North Carolina State, for the 1902 and 1903 seasons. During that time, Devlin's teams compiled a 7–8–2 record for a winning percentage of .471.[3]

In the early 1920s, Devlin served as the head baseball coach at Fordham University.[4][5]

In the late 1920s, Devlin served as a basketball coach at the Naval Academy.[6]

Baseball career

Devlin spent most of his nine-year baseball career with the New York Giants, where he started as their third baseman in 1904. In 1905 Devlin stole 59 bases, sharing the National League lead with Billy Maloney of the Chicago Cubs. Devlin was traded to the Boston Braves in 1911, where he played for two years as a backup infielder until his retirement in 1913. Devlin had a short temper and on one occasion in 1910, jumped into the grandstand at the Polo Grounds to beat up a fan who called him a "dog".[7]

Devlin died in Jersey City, New Jersey a month before his 69th birthday.

Head coaching record


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
North Carolina A&M Aggies (Independent) (1902–1903)
1902 North Carolina A&M 3–4–2
1903 North Carolina A&M 4–4
North Carolina A&M: 7–8–2
Total: 7–8–2

See also


  1. ^ Georgetown Football Awards: Team Captains Archived 2009-08-22 at the Wayback Machine, Georgetown University, retrieved February 26, 2009.
  2. ^ Georgetown Football: Timeline Archived 2008-07-23 at the Wayback Machine, Georgetown University, retrieved February 26, 2009.
  3. ^ Arthur Devlin Records by Year, College Football Data Warehouse, retrieved February 26, 2009.
  4. ^ Coach Arthur Devlin Makes First Cut in Baseball Squad, New York Times, March 28, 1920.
  5. ^ Coach Arthur Devlin Gives Players Workout on Diamond, New York Times, February 13, 1919.
  6. ^ Georgetown Basketball History Project Archived May 18, 2009, at the Wayback Machine, Georgetown University, retrieved February 26, 2009.
  7. ^ Fleitz, David L (2009). The Irish in Baseball: An Early History. United States: McFarland Publishing. p. 200. ISBN 978-0-7864-3419-0.

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Art (given name)

Art is a Celtic masculine given name, meaning "bear", thus figuratively "champion".

Arthur Devlin

Arthur Devlin may refer to:

Art Devlin (baseball) (1879–1948), American athlete and coach

Art Devlin (ski jumper) (1922–2004), American ski jumper

Ray Devlin (Arthur Ray Devlin, 1926–1995), Australian politician

Devlin (surname)

O'Devlin (Irish: Ó Doibhilin) is the surname of a Gaelic Irish family of the Uí Néill who were chiefs in the far northeastern of the present-day County of Tyrone, bordering on Lough Neagh and the Ballinderry River. The O'Develins claimed a common descent from Develin (in Irish: Dobhuilen or "Raging Valour", an Irish noble of the royal blood of Aileach who flourished in or about the eighth century AD and was eighth in descent from Owen, the founder of the clan). Develin was a scion of that branch of the clan Owen known as the Sons of Erca (Cenel Mic Erca) because of their descent from Muirchertach Mac Erca, grandson of Owen.


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