Jack Lynch (baseball)

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Jack Lynch
Jack Lynch.jpg
Born: (1857-02-05)February 5, 1857
New York City
Died: April 20, 1923(1923-04-20) (aged 66)
Bronx, New York
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 2, 1881, for the Buffalo Bisons
Last MLB appearance
April 19, 1890, for the Brooklyn Gladiators
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 110-105
Earned run average 3.69
Strikeouts 859
Career highlights and awards

John H. Lynch (February 5, 1857 – April 20, 1923) was a Major League Baseball pitcher from 1881 to 1890. He played for the Buffalo Bisons, New York Metropolitans, and Brooklyn Gladiators.

His pitch selection included a drop curve and an "inshoot", which was probably the modern screwball.[1]

The New York Clipper wrote of Jack Lynch:

Studying the in-and-out curves, rises, and drop deliveries, he rapidly acquired a reputation as an effective and puzzling pitcher...He has complete control of the ball, with all the curves and varying paces in delivery, and is cool and self-possessed.[2]

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  1. ^ The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers: An Historical Compendium of Pitching, Pitchers, and Pitches. Bill James and Rob Neyer. 2004.
  2. ^ New York Clipper (undated, from the Baseball Hall of Fame Library).

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