John Phalen “Stuffy” McInnis (1890-1960) replaced Harry Davis at first base in the Philadelphia Athletics $100, 000 infield and helped guide them to four American League pennants and two World Series victories in five years (1910-1914). McInnis played 19 seasons in the Major Leagues, primarily for the A’s (1909-1917) and Red Sox (1918-1921) with shorter stints with Cleveland, the Boston Braves, Pittsburgh and the Phillies. Stuffy was an amazing fielder, retiring with a .993 fielding percentage. From 1921-1922, Stuffy accepted 1,700 chances without committing a single error and his 1,300 errorless chances in 1921 set a Major League record for a season. He compiled 20,120 putouts and 1,409 assists over 19 seasons at five different positions. Stuffy McInnis was also a member of the 1925 National League pennant winning Pittsburgh Pirates, who defeated the Washington Senators in the 1925 World Series. McInnis won four World Series in his career (1911, 1913, 1918, 1925). An excellent line-drive hitter, Stuffy hit over the .300-mark 12 times during his 19-year career. Stuffy McInnis ended his career with a .307 batting average adding 2,405 hits, 872 runs, 312 doubles 172 stolen bases and 1,062 RBI.
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