Tuck Turner’s Magical 1894 Phillies Season

By Peter Mancuso

This article was published in the 2013 The National Pastime.

Bill James observed and commented, “At the age of 21, Tuck Turner hit .416 and scored 91 runs in 80 games, he also drove in 82 runs. His career degenerated quickly after that. I can’t remember that I ever read anything about him, and I have no idea what the story was.”1 James was referring to George A. “Tuck” Turner, a member of the National League and American Association for . . .

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