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Carl Mays

Carl Mays (Baseball. Born, Liberty, KY, Nov. 12, 1891; died, El Cajon, CA, Apr. 4, 1971.) Winning 53 games in his first two full seasons with the Yankees, submarining righthander Carl William Mays was most noted for a tragic incident on Aug. 16, 1920, at the Polo Grounds, when he beaned Cleveland shortstop Ray Chapman. […]

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A prolific author, wire service sports reporter, long time Major League Baseball official scorer, football statistician, sports museum founder, theatrical agency owner and public ... read more

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