John O'Rourke (baseball)

John W. O'Rourke (August 23, 1849 – June 23, 1911) was a 19th-century baseball player. Between 1879 and 1883, he played in the National League with the Boston Red Caps (1879–1880) and in the American Association for the New York Metropolitans (1883). A center fielder, O'Rourke batted and threw left-handed. He was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut. O'Rourke was the older brother of Jim O'Rourke, another major league baseball player.

In a three-season career, O'Rourke posted a .295 batting average with 11 home runs and 98 RBI in 230 games.

O'Rourke died in Boston, Massachusetts, at age 61.

John O'Rourke
John O'Rourke
Born: August 23, 1849
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Died: June 23, 1911 (aged 61)
Boston, Massachusetts
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
May 1, 1879, for the Boston Red Caps
Last MLB appearance
September 10, 1883, for the New York Metropolitans
MLB statistics
Batting average.295
Runs batted in98
Career highlights and awards

Best season

See also


John O'Rourke

John O'Rourke may refer to:

John O'Rourke (baseball) (1849–1911), baseball player

John O'Rourke (footballer, born 1945) (1945–2016), English footballer

John O'Rourke (politician) (1834–1882), American politician in Wisconsin and Nebraska

John O'Rourke (Gaelic footballer) (born 1992), Irish Gaelic footballer

John H. O'Rourke (1856–1929), Jesuit priest

John O'Rourke, producer of the film The Pompatus of Love

Jack O'Rourke (1928–2008), Australian rules footballer


O'Rourke (Irish: Ó Ruairc) is an Irish Gaelic clan based most prominently in what is today County Leitrim. The family were the historic rulers of Breifne and later West Breifne until the 17th century.

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