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"When Wilson wanted to Play he was a Star"

When campaigning for Woodrow Wilson in 1912, former North Carolina Governor Robert Broadnax Glenn would tell crowds about the year he spent as Wilson’s teammate on the Davidson College baseball team. 557 more words

Lost Pictures--Frank Leet Caricatures

Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators, as depicted by Frank Rutledge Leet, a cartoonist for The Newspaper Enterprise Association, as well as the author of a number of children’s books, including one called, “ 54 more words

Pioneer/Executive #20, Clark Griffith

There aren’t many people to contribute to the game as much and in as varied a manner as Clark Griffith. The Old Fox began his big league pitching career in 1891 and didn’t throw his last major league pitch until 1914. 255 more words

Pioneers/Executives

"I’ve no Uniform that will fit a Giraffe like you"

Most biographies of Harry “Slim” Sallee, if they mention his brief time with the New York Highlanders in 1906, simply say he never appeared in a game because of “(A)n abundance of pitcher’s” on… 551 more words

GM Update #8: Clark Griffith

Clark Griffith is the man of the moment for us. As a potential player, managerial, and executive candidate, his presence bears upon the process we wrote about a couple weeks ago… 2,909 more words

Pioneers/Executives

Fixing a Hole: What we’re going to do about Clark Griffith, Frank Chance, and guys like them

Clark Griffith is the Lou Whitaker of HoME candidates. He was really good at lots of things, but great at none. But whereas Lou did all those very good things as a player so they added up to a plaque in the Hall of Miller and Eric, The Old Fox was very good at playing, then managing, then running a team. 983 more words

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Lost Advertisements--"Over There, Over Here"

An advertisement for A. G. Spalding & Bros. that appeared during the opening weeks of the 1919 season; the first post-World War I:

“Over There” “Over Here”

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