Jack Sheridan
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States of America
Date of Birth: 1862
Date of Death: 1914
Cause of Death: Natural causes (Hyperthermia)
Occupation: Umpire
Fictional Appearances:
"Under Coogan's Bluff"
Type of Appearance: Direct

John F. Sheridan (1862 – November 2, 1914) was an American umpire in Major League Baseball. In his 30-year career as an official, he worked 18 seasons between 1890 and 1914 in three major leagues. Several of Sheridan's contemporaries considered him to be the best major league umpire. He pioneered the crouching stance used by modern umpires at home plate. In 1946 Sheridan was named to the Honor Rolls of Baseball of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Jack Sheridan in "Under Coogan's Bluff"[]

Jack Sheridan was umpire in the field during the game between the 1905 New York Giants and the 2040 Los Angeles Angels that took place in the year 1905. Hank O'Day handled home.[1]