This day in baseball: The first Scot

On May 20, 1878, Jim McCormick became the first player born in Scotland to appear in a major league game.  In his debut, right-handed pitcher McCormick and the Indianapolis Blues lost to the Chicago White Stockings, 3-1.  The following season, the Scot would become the team’s manager as the team made its move to Cleveland.  At the age of 23, this made McCormick the youngest skipper in the game.

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2 Comments on “This day in baseball: The first Scot”

  1. hanspostcard says:

    The most notable baseball player from Scotland– “The Giants Win The Pennant! The Giants Win The Pennant! -Bobby Thomson


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