John Cahill

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John Patrick Parnell Cahill

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Weight 168 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

John "Patsy" Cahill is best remembered as the man who might have been the inspiration for Ernest Thayer's immortal poem Casey at the Bat. According to some researchers, Thayer apparently saw a game in Stockton in which Cahill appeared after his major league career was over, and various factors lead the researchers to think that Thayer might have modeled Casey after Cahill. In the majors, Cahill was not much of a hitter or much of a pitcher and was a below average fielder, but he managed to last long enough to play over 250 games in the bigs over three years. He played outfield, infield, and pitched. Also see Cahill baseball card.

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