Found October 20, 2011 on Pirates Prospects:
Born on this date in 1864 was one of the original Pittsburgh Pirates back before they were known as the Pirates, Jocko Fields. He was a member of the 1887 team named the Alleghneys, the first year Pittsburgh fielded a team in the National League. Fields is one of 46 major leaguers who were born in Ireland and three of them played for the 1888 Alleghenys, Fields, William Farmer and Sam Nicholl. Fields played five season in Pittsburgh Jocko began his pro career in 1885 and would make his major league debut on May 31, 1887. He played 43 games for that Allegheny team, hitting .268 with 17 RBI’s. He was a versatile player, making appearances at seven different positions, everything except 2B and SS. The following year he struggled both offensively and defensively, hitting just .195 in 45 games while also posting well below average fielding percentages in the outfield and behind the plate. The Pirates stuck with him despite his 1888 season and they were rewarded for it. His defense was st...
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