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Steve O'Neill
Full Name: Stephen Francis O'Neill
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 165 lbs.
Born: Jul 06, 1891 in Minooka, PA
Major League Debut: Sep 18, 1911
Died: Jan 26, 1962 in Cleveland, OH


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CAREER BATTING STATISTICS
  BATTING
Year Team Avg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K OBP SLG OPS
1911 CLE .148 9 27 1 4 1 0 0 1 4 0 -- .185 --
1912 CLE .228 68 215 17 49 4 0 0 14 12 0 -- .247 --
1913 CLE .295 78 234 19 69 13 3 0 29 10 24 -- .376 --
1914 CLE .253 86 269 28 68 12 2 0 20 15 35 -- .312 --
1915 CLE .236 121 386 32 91 14 2 2 34 26 41 -- .298 --
1916 CLE .235 130 378 30 89 23 0 0 29 24 33 -- .296 --
1917 CLE .184 129 370 21 68 10 2 0 29 41 55 -- .222 --
1918 CLE .242 114 359 34 87 8 7 1 35 48 22 -- .312 --
1919 CLE .289 125 398 46 115 35 7 2 47 48 21 -- .427 --
1920 CLE .321 149 489 63 157 39 5 3 55 69 39 -- .440 --
1921 CLE .322 106 335 39 108 22 1 1 50 57 22 -- .403 --
1922 CLE .311 133 392 33 122 27 4 2 65 73 25 -- .416 --
1923 CLE .248 113 330 31 82 12 0 0 50 64 34 -- .285 --
1924 BOS .238 106 307 29 73 15 1 0 38 63 23 -- .293 --
1925 NYY .286 35 91 7 26 5 0 1 13 10 3 -- .374 --
1927 STL .230 74 191 14 44 7 0 1 22 20 6 -- .283 --
1928 STL .292 10 24 4 7 1 0 0 6 8 0 -- .333 --
  AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K OBP SLG OPS
Totals .263 1586 4795 448 1259 248 34 13 537 592 383 .000 .337 .000


  BATTING BASERUNNING MISC
Year Team HBP GDP TB IBB SH SF SB CS SB% AB/HR AB/K
1911 CLE 1 0 5 0 1 0 2 0 .000 0.0 0.0
1912 CLE 1 0 53 0 5 0 2 0 .000 0.0 0.0
1913 CLE 2 0 88 0 8 0 5 0 .000 0.0 9.8
1914 CLE 0 0 84 0 2 0 1 3 .250 0.0 7.7
1915 CLE 5 0 115 0 9 0 2 3 .400 193.0 9.4
1916 CLE 4 0 112 0 11 0 2 0 .000 0.0 11.5
1917 CLE 4 0 82 0 14 0 2 0 .000 0.0 6.7
1918 CLE 7 0 112 0 6 0 5 0 .000 359.0 16.3
1919 CLE 5 0 170 0 10 0 4 0 .000 199.0 19.0
1920 CLE 3 0 215 0 15 0 3 5 .375 163.0 12.5
1921 CLE 2 0 135 0 11 0 0 1 .000 335.0 15.2
1922 CLE 3 0 163 0 9 0 2 2 .500 196.0 15.7
1923 CLE 2 0 94 0 8 0 0 4 .000 0.0 9.7
1924 BOS 2 0 90 0 5 0 0 2 .000 0.0 13.3
1925 NYY 1 0 34 0 2 0 0 0 .000 91.0 30.3
1927 STL 0 0 54 0 13 0 0 3 .000 191.0 31.8
1928 STL 1 0 8 0 2 0 0 0 .000 0.0 0.0
  HBP GDP TB IBB SH SF SB CS SB% AB/HR AB/K
Totals 43 0 1614 0 131 0 30 23 .566 368.8 12.5


CAREER FIELDING STATISTICS
Year Team POS G PO A E DP FPCT
1911 CLE C 9 55 17 1 1 .986
1912 CLE C 68 316 108 17 9 .961
1913 CLE C 78 353 119 13 9 .973
1914 CLE C 82 393 134 24 22 .956
1914 CLE 1B 1 1 0 0 1 1.000
1914 Total   83 394 134 24 23 .957
1915 CLE C 115 556 175 24 17 .968
1916 CLE C 128 540 154 21 36 .971
1917 CLE C 127 446 145 12 19 .980
1918 CLE C 113 409 154 10 10 .983
1919 CLE C 123 472 125 14 13 .977
1920 CLE C 148 576 128 17 19 .976
1921 CLE C 105 393 92 9 8 .982
1922 CLE C 130 450 116 15 9 .974
1923 CLE C 111 354 68 14 3 .968
1924 BOS C 92 342 75 13 2 .970
1925 NYY C 31 113 27 8 8 .946
1927 STL C 60 180 57 4 8 .983
1928 STL C 10 19 4 1 0 .958
  G PO A E DP FPCT
Totals 1531 5968 1698 217 194 .972



Of the four O'Neill brothers (Jack, Jim, Mike, and Steve) who came out from Pennsylvania's anthracite mines to play major league baseball, Steve was the most successful. His brother Jack was also a catcher. [See FAMILY CATCHERS.] A star catcher for Cleveland, he played a total of 17 seasons, and caught more than 100 games nine consecutive seasons (1915-23). He batted .311 or better each year from 1920 through 1922, and was behind the plate for all seven games of the Indians' 1920 World Series victory. A low-key manager who never had a losing season in 14 years, he gained a reputation as a developer of players. At Cleveland's helm from 1935 to 1937, he made a shortstop of Lou Boudreau and helped guide the young Bob Feller towards stardom. He managed the Tigers from 1943 to 1948, winning his one World Championship in 1945, mostly by keeping the previously volatile Hal Newhouser focused on winning ballgames instead of arguing with umpires.