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Joe Nealon
First baseman
Born: (1884-12-15)December 15, 1884
Sacramento, California
Died: April 2, 1910(1910-04-02) (aged 25)
San Francisco
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 12, 1906, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Last MLB appearance
September 6, 1907, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB statistics
Batting average.256
Runs batted in130
Career highlights and awards

James Joseph Nealon (December 15, 1884 – April 2, 1910) was a professional baseball player. He was born in Sacramento, California, and died in San Francisco, at the age of 25.

He was a first baseman over parts of 2 seasons (1906–1907) with the Pittsburgh Pirates. In his rookie season in 1906, he tied for the National League lead in RBIs with 83 with Harry Steinfeldt. The next year, he contracted tuberculosis, ending his baseball career.[1] He subsequently died of typhoid pneumonia at the age of 25.[1]

In 259 games over two seasons, Nealon posted a .256 batting average (240-for-937) with 111 runs, 31 doubles, 20 triples, 3 home runs, 130 RBI, 26 stolen bases and 76 bases on balls. Defensively, he recorded a .983 fielding percentage as a first baseman.

See also


  1. ^ a b McKenna, Brian. Early exits: the premature endings of baseball careers, Rowman & Littlefield, 2007, p. 200. ISBN 0-8108-5858-4

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