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Baltimore Orioles History: John McGraw Hit By Pitch Five Times

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September 28th, 1916: Ferdie Schupp's Best Day

Adapted from my just-published first book, "26 In A Row, The 1916 New York Giants and Baseball's Longest Winning Streak," available on Amazon.The New York Giants won game one of a doubleheader against the Boston Braves on Thursday, September 28th, 1916. Winning pitcher Jeff Teserau had two nicknames. His real first name was Charles, but one sportswriter called him “Jeff” as a...
Via Sporadic Sentinel
September 28, 2016

McGraw and McGillicuddy

One was pugnacious. The other, almost regal. When John Joseph McGraw took the field, he embraced baseball games as bouts, thus earning his nicknames Mugsy and Little Napoleon. When Cornelius McGillicuddy managed the Philadelphia Athletics, he wore a suit rather than a uniform. They were, certainly, opposites with a respect that ran deeper than the Hudson River. Connie Mack—McGillicuddy’s...
Via The Sports Post
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the 12 members of the San Francisco Giants with their names honored or numbers retired

Can you name the 12 members of the San Francisco Giants franchise with their names honored or numbers retired? Clue: The number retired or position with team (some players were with the team before individual numbers were introduced).
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Urban Faber’s World Series

Urban Clarence “Red” Faber played in the 1917 World Series like Andrew Carnegie governed the steel industry—with dominance. Faber spearheaded the Chicago White Sox to a World Series championship by winning three games against John McGraw and the New York Giants. Before the World Series began, Chicago Daily Tribune sports writer I. E. Sanborn analyzed Faber’s ability. ...
Via The Sports Post
January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

The Tragedy of Edgar McNabb

A murder-suicide in a Pittsburgh hotel in 1894 firmly occupies a place on the roster of baseball’s tragedies. It was the fatal result of a love affair between a major league pitcher and a baseball mogul’s wife. Edgar McNabb pitched for the 1893 Baltimore Orioles, a team that boasted future Hall of Famers John McGraw and Wilbert Robinson. It was McNabb’s only season in the...
Via The Sports Post
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians to face Brooklyn in World Series

The 1920 World Series would feature two teams in search of their first championship. But unlike the Indians, who were making their first appearance in the Fall Classic, their opponent, the Brooklyn Dodgers, were making their second appearance in four years. The Dodgers had joined the National League in 1890, while Brooklyn was still its own city. The Dodgers – short for Trolley...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

“World Series of Destiny” Storylines for Every Potential Matchup

Every World Series, it’s apparently not enough that they’re playing for the championship. In order to draw in the casual fan, there is always an emphasis on the matchup’s historic qualities. Every World Series is now touted as “inevitable” and “destiny” and “fated to happen” because of certain storylines that “had to meet here.” This is, of course, a crock...
Via Sporadic Sentinel
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

The Death of John McGraw

John McGraw was to baseball what Henry Ford was to the automobile. They did not invent their industries. They reinvented them. Straddling the line separating the 19th and 20th centuries, McGraw ended his career as a baseball player by performing the additional duties of manager, first with the Baltimore Orioles and then with the New York Giants. He was full of fire, brimstone...
Via The Sports Post
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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