Baseball rookie player John Picus Quinn, New York Yankees pitcher, winding up to throw a baseball, in front of bleachers at South Side Park prior to game against Chicago White Sox 1909 Photo SUMMARY
Informal full-length portrait of baseball player John Quinn of the American League's New York baseball team, winding up to throw a baseball, standing in front of bleachers on the field at South Side Park, located at West 37th Street, South Princeton Avenue, West Pershing Road (formerly West 39th Street), and South Wentworth Avenue in the Armour Square community area of Chicago, Illinois. New York players are standing in a row to the left of Quinn. Spectators are sitting in the bleachers. SDN-055093, Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago Historical Society.
Jack Quinn won 247 major league games during his 23-year career, and had honor of pitching in three World Series for two teams, the 1921 New York Yankees and the 1929 and 1930 Philadelphia Athletics.
Born in Jeanesville Pennsylvania on July 5, 1884 Jack Quinn debuted in the majors with the NY Yankees in 1909 and had a 9-5 record while compiling a sterling 1.97 earned run average in 118.2 innings. In his sophomore season he had an 18-12 record for the second place Yankees who finished at 88-63. In December of 1921 he was traded to the Boston Red Sox in a blockbuster 7-man trade.
After pitching one season in Boston, Jack Quinn signed with the Baltimore Orioles of the newly formed Federal League. There he posted big numbers, 26-14, with a 2.60 ERA in 342.2 innings, for a Baltimore team that finished third in the league. Included in his numbers were leading the league with 335 hits allowed, he was tied for fourth best in winning pct with .658, was tied for second in wins, 26, finished fourth highest with 27 complete games, and had the third best ratio of walks to inning with 1.71 walks per 9 innings.
In 1915 however Baltimore fell to a 47-107 record, last in the Federal League because a lot of the Orioles player quit the league and rejoined their prior teams in the more established American and National Leagues. Jack Quinn led the league in losses with 22, posting a 9-22 record. When the Federal League disbanded after this season, Jack Quinn was banned and unable to resign with any major league team. However, after an absence of 2 and a half seasons he signed with the Chicago White Sox in mid-1918.
For the Yankees in the 1921 World Series Jack Quinn relieved and got the loss in Game 3, allowing 8-hits and 4 runs in 3.2 innings. In the 1929 World Series pitching for manager/owner Connie Mack and his Athletics, Jack Quinn started Game 4 and was not the pitcher of record, 7-hits, 5 runs in 5 innings. In the 1930 WS he worked two innings in relief allowing 3-hits, and one run.
Late in his career Jack Quinn was used mainly as a reliever and he led the NL while pitching for the Brooklyn Dodgers with 15 saves in 1931 and with 8 saves in 1932.
In his career Jack Quinn pitched over 200 innings eleven times, and was in the top 35 of pitchers for the entire century (1900s) in games pitched with 756.