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"He thought he knew more than his Manager"

New York Highlanders pitcher Jack Chesbro’s wild pitch in the top of the ninth inning in the first game of an October 10, 1904 doubleheader with the Boston Americans allowed the winning run to score in a 3 to game, and ended the first great American League pennant race, Boston winning the championship by 1 ½ games over New York. 425 more words

Cooperstowners in Canada: Rod Carew

Without Rod Carew, Tony Fernandez probably wouldn’t have recorded more hits than any other player in Toronto Blue Jays history.

Fernandez, who rapped out 1,583 hits with the Blue Jays, idolized the Panama-born Hall of Famer and modeled his batting stance after him. 929 more words

Lost Advertisements--Larry McLean for Sweet Caporal

A 1914 Sweet Caporal Cigarette advertisement featuring New York Giants catcher Larry McLean “a great favorite of the fans:”

“Once a smoker gets the taste of Sweet Caporal no other cigarette ever really satisfies him.  

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1920 Manager Candidates

We’re two elections into the first phase of our project, and we’ve elected exactly nobody, though five players from the first two elections will reach our second phase. 309 more words


AL Managers and the Hall

When putting together a project like this, you begin to notice some things. And today I have a pretty big one, one that I’m not sure anyone else has ever noticed. 1,740 more words


Griff's Invention

Bob “Buster” Bescher arrived in Cincinnati a right-handed hitter.  In 1909, he led the National League with 54 stolen bases but hit just .240.

Bescher’s manager, … 450 more words

Clark Griffith Goes Saberhagen

We’re getting right down to it at the Hall of Miller and Eric. With the results posted last Friday, we have only 35 more players to elect to the HoME before we complete our project. 1,793 more words