Jack Manning was born on 12/20/1853. He was a 1st generation Irish American.

On April 22, 1876, Manning and teammate Tim McGinley 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!