John Joseph “Matchie” McMahon

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This Wilmington man was an outstanding pitcher with the old Baltimore Orioles. In 1880, pitching for both the Orioles and the Philadelphia Athletics, he won a league-leading 36 games in the major
league American Association. With the Orioles the next season, he again led the league in wins with 35. In both seasons, McMahon was the league leader in complete games and innings pitched. He was a
member of the 1894 Orioles that is rated one of great teams of all time. He beat Cy Young of Cleveland, 2-1 , for the win that clinched the pennant. His nine-year record in the majors was
174-127. He was born Sept. 9, 1867 and died Feb. 20, 1954 at age 86.

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