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Arthur McArthur Devlin (October 161879September 181948) was an American athlete and coach. He is most known for his Major League Baseball career from 1904 to 1913.

College career[]

Devlin attended Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where he played baseball and football. As a senior in 1900, he served as the team captain.[1] He was a standout back, and in 1900 was considered competitive for the Walter Camp All-American team if it had not been restricted to Harvard, Yale, and Princeton players.[2]

Coaching career[]

He served as the head football coach at North Carolina A&M (now North Carolina State) for the 1902 and 1903 seasons. During that time, Devlin's teams compiled a 7-8-2 record for a winning percentage of 0.471.[3]

In the early 1920s, Devlin served as the head baseball coach at Fordham University.[4][5]

In the late 1920s, Devlin served as a basketball coach at the Naval Academy.[6]

Baseball career[]

Devlin spent most of his 9-year baseball career with the New York Giants, where he started as their third baseman in 1904. He was traded to the Boston Braves in 1911, where he played for two years as a backup infielder until his retirement in 1913.

Art Devlin died in Jersey City, New Jersey a month before his 69th birthday.

See also[]

  • List of Major League Baseball stolen base champions


  1. Georgetown Football Awards: Team Captains, Georgetown University, retrieved February 26, 2009.
  2. Georgetown Football: Timeline, Georgetown University, retrieved February 26, 2009.
  3. Arthur Devlin Records by Year, College Football Data Warehouse, retrieved February 26, 2009.
  4. Coach Arthur Devlin Makes First Cut in Baseball Squad, New York Times, March 28, 1920.
  5. Coach Arthur Devlin Gives Players Workout on Diamond, New York Times, February 13, 1919.
  6. Georgetown Basketball History Project, Georgetown University, retrieved February 26, 2009.

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Preceded by:
Honus Wagner
National League Stolen Base Champion
(with Billy Maloney)
Succeeded by:
Frank Chance

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