Joe Battin
Second baseman / Third baseman / Manager
Born: (1853-11-11)November 11, 1853
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died: December 10, 1937(1937-12-10) (aged 84)
Akron, Ohio, U.S.
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 11, 1871, for the Cleveland Forest Citys
Last MLB appearance
May 28, 1890, for the Syracuse Stars
MLB statistics
Batting average.225
Home runs3
Runs batted in143
As player

As manager

Joseph V. Battin (November 11, 1853 – December 10, 1937) was a 19th-century Major League Baseball player. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Battin played major league baseball from 1871 to 1884 and then returned for one season in 1890, after several years in various minor leagues. Battin primarily played at second base and third base, although he occasionally filled in at other roles as well.

His best year was in 1876 for the St. Louis Brown Stockings, when he batted .300 and scored 34 runs.

Battin briefly served as manager for two different teams; the Pittsburgh Alleghenys of the American Association in 1883 (2–11 record) and 1884 (6–7 record), and the Chicago Browns/Pittsburgh Stogies of the Union Association in 1884 (1–5 record).

In 1936, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum listed Battin on the ballot. He received one vote.

Battin died at the age of 84 in Akron, Ohio, where he was buried at the Glendale Cemetery.[1]

See also


  1. ^ "Joe Battin Stats". Retrieved October 29, 2006.