This day in baseball: Quinn’s big day

On September 30, 1893, Browns’ second baseman Joe Quinn was honored by The Sporting News as the most popular baseball player in America. That same day, in a doubleheader against the Beaneaters, Quinn collected eight hits, becoming the first player in history to accomplish the feat. The Browns won both games of the doubleheader, 17-6 and 16-4. Quinn, who worked as a mortician during the off season, was inducted into the Australian Baseball Hall of Fame in 2013.

Joe Quinn (Wikipedia)

3 thoughts on “This day in baseball: Quinn’s big day

  1. “Most popular player in baseball, 8 hits in a Double Header, Australian, mortician in the off season,” said the English teacher. “Now go and write a short story about it.”

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