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John O'Neil (baseball)

For the MLB catcher, see John O'Neill (baseball).
John O'Neil
Shortstop
Born: (1920-04-19)April 19, 1920
Shelbiana, Kentucky
Died: April 18, 2012(2012-04-18) (aged 91)
Jamestown, New York
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 16, 1946, for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 1946, for the Philadelphia Phillies
MLB statistics
Batting average .266
On-base percentage .303
Slugging average .298
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John Francis O'Neil (April 19, 1920 – April 18, 2012) was a shortstop in Major League Baseball who played briefly during the 1946 season. Listed at 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m), 155 lb, he batted and threw right-handed.[1]

Born in Shelbiana, Kentucky, John O'Neil was involved in professional baseball for more than 45 years spanning 1939-1986 as player, manager, player/manager, general manager and scout,[2] while participating in over 1,800 minor league games.[3]

O'Neil appeared in 32 games for the 1946 Philadelphia Phillies as a replacement for everyday shortstop Skeeter Newsome, being also used in pinch-hitting and pinch-running situations in 14 games.[1]

In a 46-game career, O'Neil posted a batting average of .266 (25-for-94) with three doubles, driving in nine runs while scoring 12 times without any stolen base.[1]

From 1964 through 1984 he scouted for several major league teams, including the Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves teams and Los Angeles Dodgers. Two of the players he scouted and signed were catcher Mike Scioscia and outfielder Bill Robinson.[4]

O'Neil was honored by the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame at [4]

Outside of baseball, he was an avid golfer and fisherman with memberships at Chautauqua and Corry Hills golf clubs, and was also a member of Lakewood Rod and Gun Club.[2]

O'Neil died in Jamestown, New York, one day short of reaching his 92nd birthday.[2]

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