Jocko Milligan

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John Milligan

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Biographical Information[edit]

Jocko Milligan, who was born and died in Philadelphia, PA, played much of his ten-year major league career for Philadelphia teams. He was a good hitter in spite of playing catcher, a position at which players of the time took a beating due to the general lack of protective gear.

He also worked one game as an umpire in the Players League in 1890.

Milligan was orphaned at age eight. After graduating from Girard College, a school for orphans in Philadelphia, he was a blacksmith for five years, playing ball part-time. After baseball he was a sheriff's deputy in Philadelphia. Source: SABR biography of Milligan.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • AA Doubles Leader (1891)
  • 100 RBI Seasons: 1 (1891)

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