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Wilbert Robinson

Wilbert Robinson (Baseball.  Born, Hudson, MA, June 29, 1864; died, Atlanta, GA, Aug. 8, 1934.)  After a distinguished playing career as a catcher with Philadelphia (1886-90), Baltimore (1890-99), St. Louis (1900), and Baltimore again (for the new American League franchise, 1901-02), Wilbert Robinson became known to a whole new generation of baseball fans as manager […]

Bill Dahlen

Bill Dahlen (Baseball.  Born, Fort Plain, NY, Jan. 5, 1871; died, Brooklyn, NY, Dec. 5, 1950.)  Following a superb eight-year stint in Chicago, where he once hit safely in 70 of 71 games (1894), William Frederick Dahlen came to Brooklyn.  Dahlen was the regular shortstop for the N.L. pennant winners in 1899 and 1900, though […]

Max Carey

Max Carey (Baseball.  Born, Terre Haute, IN, Jan. 11, 1890; died, Miami, FL, May 30, 1976.)  Born Maximilian Carnarius, Max Carey was a 10-time N.L. stolen base champ and frequent .300 hitter with Pittsburgh (1910-26).  But Carey provoked a clubhouse confrontation after a slow start (.222 in 86 games) threatened to cost him playing time.  He […]

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