John C. McGeachy, whose portrait is above given, is a brilliant outfielder of the Brooklyn Club, of the Players' League. McGeachy is a native of Clinton, Mass., where he was born May 23, 1864. He is five feet eight inches in height and weighs 165 pounds. He is a steady and reliable player, a hard hitter, a sure catch and a fine base runner. His first professional engagement was in the latter part of the season of 1883 at Waterbury, Ct., where he remained during the season of 1884. In 1885 he was signed by the Long Island Club, of the Eastern League, and remained with that club until it disbanded and then he was signed by the Detroit Club, of the National League, finishing the season with it. In 1886 he signed with the St. Louis Club, also of the National League, then under Henry Lucas' management. During the following Winter the Indianapolis Club purchased the St. Louis Club's franchise, players, etc., and McGeachy was transferred to Indianapolis where he remained throughout the seasons of 1887-88-89. When the Brooklyn Club, of the Players' League, was formed during the past Winter, McGeachy was one of the men selected for its team, and he has proved a valuable man to Manager Ward. In a game between the Indianapolis and Chicago teams, during the season of 1889, McGeachy made a safe hit each of the five times he wint to bat, including three singles, a double bagger and a home run. He is without doubt one of the most promising players in the profession.
-New York Clipper, September 13, 1890
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