John Francis Dwyer
(March 25, 1868 - February 4, 1943) born in Lee, Massachusetts
was an American
in Major League Baseball
with the Chicago White Stockings
(1888–89), Chicago Pirates
(1890), Cincinnati Kelly's Killers
(1891), Milwaukee Brewers
(1891), St. Louis Browns
(1892) and Cincinnati Reds
He led the National League in saves (2) in 1893 and home runs allowed (27) in 1894.
He currently ranks 61st on the MLB career complete games List (270) and 85th on the MLB career hits allowed list (3,301).
In 12 seasons he had a 176-152 win-loss record, 365 games (318 started), 270 complete games, 12 shutouts, 6 saves, 2,810 innings pitched, 3,301 hits allowed, 1,782 runs allowed, 1,202 earned runs allowed, 109 home runs allowed, 764 walks allowed, 563 strikeouts, and a 3.85 ERA. On June 23, 1896, Dwyer gave up Roger Connor
's 123rd homer, breaking Harry Stovey
's previous record of 122. Connor's record of 138 would eventually be broken by Babe Ruth
He later served as the second manager
of the Detroit Tigers
, managing for one season in . Dwyer briefly umpired
in the NL in 1899 and 1901, and in American League
in 1904; during which he umpired Cy Young
's perfect game
He died in Pittsfield, Massachusetts
at the age of 74.