(Age 27-283d), Rookie Status: In 2009 Captain John Melody and a group of baseball-loving police officers and firefighters in Essex County, New Jersey, stumbled upon Corcoran’s story on the website thedeadballera.com and raised money for a headstone. May 20, 1887 If you can help us improve this player’s biography, contact us. Base Ball,” Chicago Tribune, April 2, 1880: 3. In 63 games, he was 43-14 with a 1.95 ERA and a league-leading 268 strikeouts. 1 “Between the Lines,” Boston Herald, November 15, 1891: 22. All rights reserved. 39 “Corcoran and the Chicago Club,” New York Clipper, December 15, 1883: 647. Anson began using Clarkson as the predominant starting pitcher, abandoning any sort of rotation. “Plus, his last name was Corcoran, and most of us are Irish, so we felt a connection.”70. 45 The feat  was tied twice (Cy Young in 1908 and Bob Feller in 1951) and broken in 1965 by Sandy Koufax.

Corcoran reconsidered and accepted the $2,100. The exact date is unknown, but two user-created family trees on Ancestry.com list August 20 or August 25, 1882, with no official documentation given. 63 “Oh, What a Game! The game featured the debut of Chicago left fielder Billy Sunday, who struck out in all four at-bats.32 Chicago swooned in June, tumbling out of first place on June 11 and falling seven games behind on the 23rd. and (More Thanks). leaving him nowhere close to induction to the Hall of Stats. pitched 2,392 innings Corcoran was the first pitcher to throw three no-hitters.45 Corcoran also pitched shutouts on July 1 and 7. 9 “Sporting Matters. He hands out drinks in a Newark saloon.”67, Corcoran umpired in the Atlantic League in 1890 and the Illinois-Iowa-Indiana League in 1891, but stepped down due to poor health.68 The fledgling Brotherhood of Professional Base Ball Players, an early and unsuccessful attempt to organize a baseball players union, was able to send $300 to Corcoran “in his last days,” Sporting Life reported.69.

Corcoran demanded his release, but was refused, so he threatened to sit out the 1884 season.

Being the Personal Experiences and Reminiscences of Adrian C. Anson (Chicago: Era Pub, 1900), 109-110. It worked to a charm, and many an old-timer was fooled.”1. Corcoran All logos are the trademark & property of their owners and not Sports Reference LLC. Adam Darowski, 5 “Livingston vs. Rochester,” New York Clipper, June 30, 1877: 107. Return of the Chicago Team for a Series on Their Own Grounds,” Chicago Tribune, June 21, 1882: 8. Corcoran again won 10 straight starts, including his second no-hitter, against Worcester on August 20. 33“Base-Ball.

He got his last major-league win on October 8 at St. Louis. A Long Game Between Chicago and Indianapolis,” Chicago Tribune, May 12, 1887: 3. The two pitchers started 84 of 86 games, Corcoran throwing 536⅓ innings and Goldsmith 210⅓. Larry Corcoran was born on Wednesday, August 10, 1859, in Brooklyn, New York. “I remember a set-to that he had one night in the old clubhouse with Hugh Nichols, in which he all but knocked Hughy out, greatly to that gentleman’s surprise, as he had fancied up to that time that he was Corcoran’s master in the art of self-defense,” Anson recalled.14, As the White Stockings gathered for the start of the 1880 season, the Chicago Tribune mentioned that their new pitcher, Corcoran, “has developed into a left-handed pitcher, and it is expected that his double method of delivery will prove extremely puzzling to batsmen.”15, Corcoran won his first major-league start, on Opening Day, May 1, in Cincinnati, a game called “one of the most exciting ever seen here.”16 Chicago rallied in the ninth inning for a 4-3 win. 41 “Baseball. The Champions Defeated in a Close and Exciting Game at Boston,” Chicago Tribune, September 11, 1883: 6. The man’s name is Larry Corcoran, and I’d like to make the case for his inclusion in the Hall of Fame.

Corcoran pitched the first five games of the season, and Fred Goldsmith pitched the next four games. 27 John O’Malley, “Lawrence J. Corcoran,” in Mark Rucker and Robert L. Tiemann, eds., Nineteenth Century Stars (Kansas City: Society for American Baseball Research, 1989), 31. He was briefly teammates with his brother, Mike Corcoran, who made one rough outing on July 15th. Corcoran alternated arms during at least one game. On May 19 the New York Clipper, in an article on a Chelsea game, mentioned “that fine young player and pitcher Corcoran.”3 The Brooklyn Eagle earlier reported that the Mutuals had “an excellent pitcher in Corcoran — a player well worthy a position in a strong professional nine.”4 The Mutuals played on the Capitoline Grounds. On June 16th, he entered the record books for a feat of ambidextrous pitching, alternating hands due to a sore right hand for four innings against the Buffalo Bisons. Model Exhibitions on the Base Ball Diamond Yesterday,” Boston Globe, August 5, 1880: 4. The Tribune called the White Stockings-Providence Grays game on June 4 “the most extraordinary game of ball ever played.” Corcoran and John Montgomery Ward of Providence pitched all 16 innings before the game was ended by darkness with the teams tied, 1-1.18 On August 5 Corcoran threw a two-hitter against Boston, outdueling Tommy Bond.19 On August 10 he pitched a one-hitter against Providence. “A study of the score is suggestive of profanity,” commented the Indianapolis News on the Giants’ 26-6 win. On June 16, with Goldsmith in Canada, Corcoran, suffering a sore pitching hand, alternated his left and right hands in a desperate attempt to pitch a game in Buffalo. Why in the name of common sense Anson permitted Goldsmith to go to Canada and persisted in playing Corcoran, when the little man was suffering excruciating pain, is a question no one can answer. 10 “Sporting Matters. Full-year historical Major League statistics provided by Pete Palmer and Gary Gillette of Hidden Game Sports. 5-3, 127lb (160cm, 57kg) .

in Newark, NJ, Buried: us, Died: 32 “Sporting. The team captains were Henry Chadwick and George Taylor, and players were both amateur and professional. “He lost most of them, before the game was over.”61 Corcoran surrendered 11 runs on 12 hits and 10 walks in the Hoosiers’ 11-6 defeat.

Chicago vs. Boston,” Chicago Tribune, May 23, 1883: 6. 40 New York Clipper, January 12, 1884: 727; “At His Old Post,” Wheeling (West Virginia) Register, January 8, 1884: 1.

Larry Corcoran “(Corcoran) invariably carried a mammoth chew of tobacco in his mouth, and when he chewed he shifted it about with a movement that resembled the actions of an elephant begging peanuts of a crowd of children. Corcoran hit a grand slam on June 20 against Worcester, “a tremendous drive to the seats in centre field,” according to the Tribune, and driving in seven of the 13 runs Chicago scored.26 Then the White Stockings got hot, going 21-6, and at the end of July were 33-20. Some high school data is courtesy David McWater. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson) Inductees: Head Coaches | Assistant Coaches | Alumni/Player/Coach | Contributors | Players Pre-1975 | Players Post-1975.

Two runs in the ninth inning gave the Beaneaters the 3-2 win and sole possession of first place, a lead they did not relinquish as they won the pennant.35 Corcoran finished 34-20 with a 2.49 ERA in 473⅔ innings pitched.

Corcoran, afflicted with Bright's disease, died in Newark, New Jersey at the age of 32. Corcoran Knocked Out,” Inter Ocean (Chicago), December 9, 1883: 19. Larry Corcoran Do you have a sports website? The next two seasons, Larry enjoyed a lighter load. It was played at the Washington Skating Park in South Brooklyn and “the diamond was laid out on the Fourth-avenue and Third-street corner, there being a clear space for the regular skaters in front of the grand-stand.” Corcoran’s team won 41-12.41. Chicago scored six or more runs in 23 of Corcoran’s 40 starts.27 Corcoran won 10 consecutive starts from June 29 to July 29, including wins of 23-4, 35-4, and 17-1. 48 “All in Sport. Chicago 9; Boston 0,” Chicago Tribune, July 19, 1883: 8; “Base-Ball.

About page. [1] He was interred in the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in East Orange. Lawrence J. Corcoran (August 10, 1859 – October 14, 1891) was an American pitcher in Major League Baseball. Chicago won 11 in a row from August 22 to September 8, including 10 straight home victories, and moved into first place 1½ games over Boston.34 Then the White Stockings traveled to Boston for a four-game series. Notes. League Club Contests,” Inter Ocean (Chicago), July 16, 1884: 8.

Two seasons later, he became the first pitcher to throw three no-hitters, setting a record that would stand until 1965, when Sandy Koufax threw his fourth no-hitter. His Sore Arm Suddenly Healed,” Inter Ocean (Chicago), July 19, 1885: 2.

11 “Sporting Matters. His workload bulked back up to 56 games and 473 2/3 innings, with a 34-20 record but a career worst 2.49 ERA. Corcoran failed to appear for his start on June 30, and betting was high on Memphis.

Injuries contributed to the slow start. 17 David Quentin Voigt, American Baseball: From Gentleman’s Sport to the Commissioner System (Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1966), 102. Some defensive statistics Copyright © Baseball Info Solutions, 2010-2020. Exceeded rookie limits during 1880 season, View Player Bio The statistics used were obtained free of charge from The Baseball Databank, Wins Above Replacement data courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com, Defensive Regression Analysis data used here was obtained with permission from Michael Humphreys, author of Wizardry. During the course of his career, he went 177 – 89.