in uniform for the New York Giants in 1913
July 18, 1881
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
March 24, 1921 (aged 39)
Boston, Massachusetts, US
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|April 26, 1901|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 6, 1915|
|Runs batted in||298|
John Bannerman McLean (July 18, 1881 – March 14, 1921) was a professional baseball catcher between 1901 until 1915. He was killed on March 14, 1921 in Boston, Massachusetts, when he was shot by a bartender during a barroom brawl.
Throughout his years in Major League Baseball, he played for five different teams. Originally beginning his career with the Boston Red Sox, his final professional game was played with the New York Giants on June 6, 1915. In his 13-year career, McLean posted a .262 batting average, which included six home runs and 298 RBIs in 862 games played.
At 6'5", McLean still holds the record as being the tallest catcher in Major League Baseball history.