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Ross Youngs

Ross Youngs (Baseball.  Born, Shiner, TX, Apr. 10, 1897; died, San Antonio, TX, Oct. 22, 1927.)  Of all the players he managed during his lengthy reign (1902-32) at the helm of the New York Giants, John McGraw had no more than three personal favorites.  Christy Mathewson was certainly one, the young Mel Ott was probably another, and […]

Amos Rusie

Amos Rusie (Baseball.  Born, Mooresville, IN, May 31, 1871; died, Seattle, WA, Dec. 6, 1942.)  Even though he won 245 games in 10 major league seasons, Amos Wilson Rusie was perhaps most famous for games he didn’t win.  Rusie missed three full seasons due to contract disputes, marital difficulties, and an 1898 sore arm.  He […]

Carl Hubbell

Carl Hubbell (Baseball.  Born, Carthage, MO, June 22, 1903; died, Scottsdale, AA, Nov. 21, 1988.)  Carl Owen Hubbell, a lefthanded pitcher who helped make the screwball famous, became the most renowned pitcher for the New York Giants since the heyday of Christy Mathewson.  Known as “King Carl,” Hubbell helped pitch the Giants to three pennants […]

John McGraw

John McGraw (Baseball. Born, Truxton, NY, Apr.7, 1873; died, New York, NY, Feb. 25, 1934.) Colorful, combative and creative, John Joseph McGraw is one of the most significant characters in the history of New York baseball. McGraw came to the Giants as their manager in 1902 and transformed the team. New York had not been […]

Iron Man Joe McGinnity

Iron Man Joe McGinnity (Baseball. Born, Rock Island, IL, Mar. 19, 1871; died, Brooklyn, NY, Nov. 14, 1929.) Rarely has an athlete earned a nickname more decisively that Joseph Jerome McGinnity (born McGinty). A stocky (5’11”, 206 pounds) righthander in his first full season with the Giants in 1903, he pitched (and won) both ends […]

Christy Mathewson

Christy Mathewson (Baseball. Born, Factoryville, PA, Aug. 12, 1880; died, Saranac Lake, NY, Oct. 7, 1925.) Perhaps the greatest pitcher ever to pitch for any New York team, Christy Mathewson won 372 games in 16 seasons with the Giants and hurled three shutouts during the 1905 World Series against the Philadelphia Athletics, a heavy-hitting team […]

Bozeman Bulger

Bozeman Bulger (Sportswriter.  Born, Dadeville, AL, Nov. 22, 1877, died, Lynbrook, LI, May 22, 1932.)  A lawyer and military officer, Bozeman Bulger was also a leading baseball writer for The Evening World for most of a quarter-century.  Bulger joined The Evening World in 1905, was a charter member of the B.B.W.A.A. in 1908, and was with […]

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