Tim McGinley | County Donegal

Full Name: Timothy S. McGinley

Born: 1854 in Philadelphia, PA

Irish Roots: County Donegal

Family Name: McGinley

Surname Origins: The McGinley surname comes from the Irish Gaelic “Mag Fhionnghaile,” which means “son of the fair hero.”


  •  Scored the first run in major league history (1876)
Bio: Tim McGinley was born in 1854. He was a 1st generation Irish American. His Irish ancestors had the surname McGinley.
On April 22, 1876, McGinley and Jack Manning teamed up to make baseball history! In the second inning of the Opening Day game, McGinley scored from third base on Manning’s sacrifice fly, giving the Boston Red Stockings a 1-0 lead over the host Philadelphia Athletics. The run was significant because it was the first run scored in major league history!
Boston would go on to win by a score of 6-5 and Manning and McGinley, who were both sons of Irish immigrants, would go down in baseball history!