A Biographical Dictionary of the Baseball Hall of Fame, 2D by John C. Skipper

By John C. Skipper

In January 1936, Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson grew to become constitution contributors in an unique membership: the nationwide Baseball corridor of reputation in Cooperstown, manhattan. by means of 2008, the club had grown to 286 contributors, together with gamers, managers, coaches, umpires, executives, and pioneers. moreover, the corridor of repute has well-known 32 broadcasters and fifty nine writers with its Frick and Spink awards. This generally up-to-date and revised version offers crucial info for each person commemorated by way of or elected to the corridor of popularity, together with the old classification of 2006, which observed enshrinement of 17 formerly ignored greats from the Negro Leagues and pre-Negro Leagues. each one access comprises biographical details and profession highlights, in addition to the yr of induction or acceptance. Year-by-year facts are integrated for the avid gamers, in addition to an inventory of transactions. greater than eighty pictures are new to the second one variation.

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His 244 triples rank him fourth on the all-time list. Beckley, a first baseman, was not as adept in the field as he was with a bat in his hand; in fact, he was well known for his wild throws. He is credited with creating the “hidden ball trick” on runners — by hiding the ball under one corner of first base. He would wait until an opposing base runner took a step or two off the bag, then would quickly reach down and grab the ball and tag the runner out. Beckley played his entire career at first base, setting a record for most games at that position, 2,386.

Taylor Spink Award in 1982, he became the first sportswriter from a non–Major League city to be so honored. Jesse Cail Burkett Born December 4, 1868, in Wheeling, West Virginia; died May 27, 1953, in Worcester, Massachusetts. , bats left, throws left. Years in minor leagues: 3; Major League debut: April 22, 1890; Years in Major Leagues: 16. Elected to Hall of Fame: 1946. Nickname: Crab — because of the disposition he often displayed on the playing field. 400 one season and did not win the batting title.

At the end of that year, 1876, he didn’t even attend the league meeting. His league presidency is only one facet of an enormously successful life that included being president of Aetna Insurance Company, which was founded by his father; being mayor of Hartford, Connecticut, from 1880 to 1888; serving as governor of Connecticut from 1888 to 1893; and serving in the United States Senate from 1905 to 1911. In 1896, he was considered as President William McKinley’s running mate and even got 39 votes at the Republican National Convention.

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