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Fred Merkle

Fred Merkle (Baseball. Born, Watertown, WI, Dec. 20, 1888; died, Daytona Beach, FL, Mar. 2, 1956.) On Sept. 23, 1908, Frederick Charles Merkle failed to touch second base at the Polo Grounds and thereby earned eternal baseball notoriety. Al Bridwell’s ninth-inning single apparently scored Harry McCormick with the winning run for a 2-1 Giants victory […]

Moose McCormick

Moose McCormick (Baseball. Born, Philadelphia, PA, Feb. 28, 1881; died, Lewisburg, PA, July 9, 1962.) An outfielder with the Giants during most of his 10-year (1904-13) major league career, Harry Elwood McCormick hit .285 lifetime with 26 homers in 418 games (314 of them with the Giants). McCormick was head baseball coach at West Point […]

Hank O’Day

Hank O’Day (Baseball.  Born, Chicago, IL, July 8, 1862; died, Chicago, IL, July 2, 1935.)  After a brief career with the Giants as a pitcher, Henry Frances O’Day embarked on his life’s work as an umpire.  O’Day spent 35 years umpiring in the majors, 34 of them in the N.L. and one in the Players […]

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