Johnn "Stuffy" McInnes


John “Stuffy” McInnis (1890-1960) was major league baseball player from 1909-1927, playing first base for the Philadelphia Athletics, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Boston Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates and Philadelphia Phillies. McInnis acquired his unique nickname as a youth, when his spectacular play often elicited shouts of “that’s the stuff kid!”

Along with Eddie Collins, Jack Barry, and John F. “Home Run” Baker, McInnis was part of Philadelphia’s famed “100,000 infield” which helped bring the A’s three World Series titles (1910, 1911,1913.) McInnis also played on championship teams in Boston (1918) and Pittsburgh (1925.) An exceptional defensive player, he was also a formidable batsman, finishing his career with a lifetime .307 batting average.

After leaving the Major Leagues, McInnis coached college baseball at Norwich and Harvard Universities.

The object is one of a set of 12 cards autographed by professional baseball players, primarily members of the Philadelphia Athletics.

Associated Name: Boston Red SoxPittsburgh PiratesPhiladelphia AthleticsHarvard University

Name Of Sport: BaseballLevel Of Sport: Professional


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: CL.310547.035.07Accession Number: CL*310547Catalog Number: CL*310547.035.07

Object Name: autograph, baseball

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 3 in x 5 in; 7.62 cm x 12.7 cm


Record Id: nmah_1841904

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