Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Johnny Orr

John R. Orr


Born:
August 13, 1918
Chicago, IL

Died:
February 1981 



Career
1933-34 St. Rita's - Chicago (High School)
1934-35 St. Rita's - Chicago (High School)
1935-36 St. Rita's - Chicago (High School)
1937-38 St. Benedicts - Kansas (College)
1939-40 Chicago Duffy Florals (Independent)
1942-43 South Bend Studebakers (Independent)
1942-43 Detroit Eagles (Independent)
1942-43 Chicago Studebaker Flyers (NBL)
1943-44 Sheboygan Redskins (NBL)
1944-45 Chicago American Gears (NBL)
1945-46 Chicago American Gears (NBL)
1945-46 Anderson Chiefs (Independent)
1946-47 Chicago Shamrocks (Independent)
1947-48 Chicago Shamrocks (Independent)
1948-49 Chicago Shamrocks (Independent)
1949-50 Chicago Shamrocks (Independent)
1950-51 Fond du Lac (WSBL)
1950-51 Racine Knights (Independent)

A lot of the problem of looking for him is the multitude of article on Johnny Orr, who coached at Michigan.

Orr was a pitcher who played for a few seasons in the Yankees and Cardinals farm systems.

Orr signed with Sheboygan on November 6, 1943.

Another article I found lists an Orr (maybe this one, maybe the other Orr) as playing with the Anderson Packers and an attendee of St. (unreadable) college.
Kokomo Tribune, Nov 21, 1946

Pitched for Akron in 1940.

This is our best bet:
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N7S6-199

He is in the St Rita's Hall of Fame
http://www.stritahs.com/hall-of-fame-1/?rq=orr

Minor League Baseball Stats
http://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.cgi?id=orr---001joh

Update: 12/21/2018

Concluded he is John R. Orr

Stats:
http://www.basketball-reference.com/nbl/players/o/orrjo01n.html
http://www.justsportsstats.com/basketballstatsindex.php?player_id=orrjo02

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