7. Sherry Magee
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: August 6, 1884 in Clarendon, PA USA
  • Weight: 179 lbs.
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: June 29, 1904
  • Final Game: September 27, 1919
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1910
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1910
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1912
  • Baseball Magazine All-Star - 1914
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Sherry Magee was one of the top hitters of the dead-ball era in the National League.  Essentially if there was an offensive category during the time that McGee was playing in Philadelphia, you would more than likely see his name in the leaderboard.

Five of Magee’s eleven campaigns with Philadelphia saw him bat over .300.  He collected a lot of Hits, six times finishing in the top five in the NL, and was a three-time (in Philadelphia) RBI leader.   In an era where Double and Triples were at a premium, Magee was the NL leader in 1914 while finishing second five seasons in a row (1906-10).  With Triples, he finished second in the National League three times.

As you would expect with most players who could leg out Triples he was excellent at stealing bases.  Six times Magee was in the top five in swipes including back-to-back second-place finishes in 1906 & 1907.  If there were an MVP issued in 1910, Magee would have won it as he swept the Slash Line with a Runs Scored and RBI Title to boot. 

All of this is impressive but it wasn’t all roses for Sherry Magee.

Magee could very well have been the most miserable person of his era or maybe in the games history period.  A notable grouch who seemed to be incapable of happiness, Magee had a dark cloud over him everywhere he went.  Also a known hothead, Magee might be best known in baseball lore for knocking out an umpire unconscious after he was thrown out of a game.  He was suspended for the rest of the year (later reduced to a month) but could you imagine a player like that in the social media era?

Regardless of that, Magee was one of the greatest Philadelphia Phillies of all-time.  Not that he would have smiled about it.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: First Base, Outfield
  • Acquired: Signed as an Amateur Free Agent 6/27/04.
  • Departed: Traded to the Boston Braves for Players to be Named Later (which would be Oscar Dugey and Possum Whitted) 12/24/14.
  • Games Played: 1521
  • Notable Statistics: 898 Runs Scored
    1,647 Hits
    337 Doubles
    127 Triples
    75 Home Runs
    886 RBI
    387 Stolen Bases
    .299/.371/.447 Slash Line
    48.3 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Highest Batting Average (1910)

    Highest On Base Percentage (1910)

    Highest Slugging Percentage (1910 & 1914)

    Highest OPS (1910)

    Most Runs Scored (1910)

    Most Hits (1914)

    Most Total Bases (1910 & 1914)

    Most Doubles (1914)

    Most Runs Batted In (1907, 1910 & 1914)

    Highest Power-Speed (1914)
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