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Monte Ward

Monte Ward (Baseball.  Bellefonte, PA, Mar. 3, 1860; died, Augusta, GA, Mar. 4, 1925.)  Few, if any, players cast as long a shadow for as many years as John Montgomery Ward.  Then again, Ward was a most unusual character for the 19th century anywhere in America, let alone baseball.  A graduate of Penn State and, […]

Benny Kauff

Benny Kauff (Baseball.  Born, Middleport, OH, Jan. 5, 1890; died, Columbus, OH, Nov. 17, 1961.)  Known as the “Ty Cobb of the Feds,” Benjamin Michael Kauff spent most of his early career under the control of the Yankees.  Kauff played only five games for them in 1912 and spent much of the next two years […]

Lee Magee

Lee Magee (Baseball. Born, Cincinnati, OH, June 4, 1889; died, Columbus, OH, Mar. 14, 1966.) Born Leopold Christopher Hoernschemeyer, Magee had a long and varied career in baseball, which included managing the Federal League club in Brooklyn in 1915. Magee was 53-64 before being replaced by John Ganzel. A playing manager, he was primarily a […]

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