Red Donahue
Red Donahue.jpg
Born: (1873-01-23)January 23, 1873
Waterbury, Connecticut
Died: August 25, 1913(1913-08-25) (aged 40)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 6, 1893, for the New York Giants
Last MLB appearance
September 28, 1906, for the Detroit Tigers
MLB statistics
Win–loss record164–175
Earned run average3.61
Career highlights and awards

Francis Rostell "Red" Donahue (January 23, 1873 – August 25, 1913) was an American Major League Baseball pitcher from Waterbury, Connecticut, who played for 13 seasons both in the National League and the American League from 1893 through 1906.[1]


Red broke into the Majors with the New York Giants in 1893, while still attending Villanova University. After finishing college in 1895, he appeared with the St. Louis Browns near the end of the season. On July 8, 1898, he pitched a no-hitter against the Boston Beaneaters. He lost 35 games during the 1897 season, still an MLB record.


Red died in Philadelphia at the age of 40, after succumbing to the effects of paralysis,[2] and was interred at St. Joseph Cemetery in Waterbury, Connecticut.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Red Donahue's career stats". Retrieved 2008-03-26.
  2. ^ "The Dead Ball Era: Too Young To Die". Retrieved 2008-03-26.
Achievements Preceded byJay Hughes No-hitter pitcher July 8, 1898 Succeeded byWalter Thornton