James Vincent McGarr (November 9, 1888 – July 21, 1981), nicknamed "Reds" was a Major League Baseball replacement player on May 18, 1912 when the Detroit Tigers went on strike to protest the suspension of Ty Cobb. Born in Philadelphia, McGarr played second base for the Tigers during the one-game strike, he went hitless in 4 at bats. However he also recorded one putout, three assists, and one error in the field. McGarr and fellow replacement player Dan McGarvey were friends who had also been teammates at Georgetown College. Other replacement players that day included Allan Travers, Hap Ward, Billy Maharg, Bill Leinhauser, Vincent Maney, and Jack Smith. McGarr died in Miami, Florida at age 92 in 1981.
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“Just kids! Thats about the craziest argument Ive ever heard. Every criminal in the world was a kid once. What does it prove?”
—Theodore Simonson. Irvin S. Yeaworth, Jr.. Jim Bird, The Blob, responding to the suggestion that they not lock up the teens pulling the alien prank, (1958)