View Full Version : James Henry "Orator Jim" O'Rourke
02-17-2007, 03:48 PM
He played in the major leagues from 1876 to 1904.
02-17-2007, 06:11 PM
02-18-2007, 02:31 AM
his 2304 hits were 470 higher than league average, which is 42nd best all-time
he was in the top 10 for his league in what seemed like every offensive category almost every year
02-23-2007, 08:56 AM
O'Rourke had a wonderful career as stated above. In addition to that he is credited with the first hit in NL history and may well be the oldest player to have played a full 9 inning game.
02-27-2007, 09:33 PM
i didn't realize how good this guy was until i looked him up
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