George McConnell
Born: (1877-09-16)September 16, 1877
Shelbyville, Tennessee, U.S.
Died: May 10, 1964(1964-05-10) (aged 86)
Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S.
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 13, 1909, for the New York Highlanders
Last MLB appearance
September 26, 1916, for the Chicago Cubs
MLB statistics
Win–loss record41–51
Earned run average2.60

George Neely "Slats" McConnell (September 16, 1877 – May 10, 1964) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball. He played for the New York Highlanders/Yankees, Chicago Cubs, and Chicago Whales.[1] His key pitch was the spitball.[2]

He was born and raised in Bedford, Tennessee,[3] the son of Neely S McConnell and Martha Jane Morton,[4] married Elizabeth Pokorney[5] (born 1895 in Illinois[6]) and lived in Chattanooga, Tennessee.[7] They had three children, 1 boy and 2 girls, although Elizabeth's age would imply that the first child (born about 1909) may have been from an earlier marriage.[8] George McConnell is buried in Forest Hills Cemetery, Chattanooga.[9] [10]


  1. ^ "George McConnell Statistics and History". Retrieved 2011-02-14.
  2. ^ James, Bill and Neyer, Rob. The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers (Simon & Schuster, 2004), p. 299.
  3. ^ US Census 1880 District 3, Bedford, Tennessee
  4. ^ The History of One Branch of the Shoffner Family, CL Shoffner, McQuiddy Press 1905
  5. ^ In the 1920 census, Frank O Pokorney, George's brother in law, was living with them.
  6. ^ US Census 1930 Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee
  7. ^ US Census 1920 Chattanooga Ward 9, Hamilton, Tennessee
  8. ^ US Census 1930 Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee
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  10. ^ The Genealogy of John Shofner of Bedford Tennessee, Susie Helme, 2011