Jim O'Rourke

Jim O'Rourke

About Jim O'Rourke

James Henry O'Rourke (September 1, 1850 January 8, 1919), nicknamed 'Orator Jim', was an American professional baseball player in the National Association and Major League Baseball who played primarily as a left fielder. For the period -, he ranks behind only Cap Anson in career major league games played (1644), hits (2146), at-bats (6884), doubles (392) and total bases (2936), and behind only Harry Stovey in runs scored (1370). (Stovey was a younger player. Anson played five seasons and O'Rourke four prior to 1876.)