Category Archives: One For the Hall

One For The Hall-Ray Chapman

  Ray Chapman was born on January 15, 1891 in Beaver Dam Ky. He died on August 17, 1920, one day after being struck by a pitch thrown by submarine pitcher Carl Mays of the NY Yankees, at the Polo … Continue reading

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One For The Hall-Buck Herzog

  Charles Lincoln “Buck” Herzog played 13 seasons(1908-1920) in the National League. 7 of them with the NY Giants, and the lovable John McGraw. In his career he played in over 450 games at 2b, SS, and 3b. He played … Continue reading

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One For The Hall- Doc Crandall

James Otis Crandall Born: 1/8/1887 Wadena, Indiana Died: 8/17/1951 Bell, Ca.   Doc Crandall played 10 seasons in the Major Leagues, primarily with the NY Giants. He compiled a 102-62 record, with his only 20 win season coming with the … Continue reading

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One For The Hall-Andy Coakley

  Andy Coakley pitched just 9 seasons in the Major leagues, beginning at the age of 19 with the 1902 Philadelphia A’s. He had just finished pitching his 2nd season with Holy Cross where he went 10-3 with 6 shutouts, … Continue reading

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One For The Hall-Walton Cruise

  Walton Edwin Cruise is one of the more obscure players to be featured in this series. I had no recollection of him. But as I researched his playing days I realized that I had mentioned him in a previous … Continue reading

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One For The Hall- Bugs Raymond

    Bugs Raymond pitched in parts of 6 seasons in the Major Leagues. He compiled a 45-57 W/L record with a respectable 2.49 ERA.  In 1908 while pitching for a terrible St. Louis Cardinal team that lost 105 games, … Continue reading

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Bobby Veach-One For The Hall

  A Bobby Veach card from my “vast” collection. Bobby Veach was a left-handed swinging slugger during the Deadball Era. He played 14 seasons in the Major Leagues, beginning in 1912 with the Detroit Tigers, and ending in 1925 as … Continue reading

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Wildfire Schulte-One For The Hall

  Frank “Wildfire” Schulte played 15 seasons in the Major Leagues from 1904-1918, 13 of which were with the Chicago Cubs. He played on 4 pennant winners with the Cubbies, 1906, 07, 08, and 1910, winning World Championships in 1907 … Continue reading

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One For The Hall-Dode Paskert

  George Henry Paskert was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1881, and played 15 seasons in the majors with the Reds, Phillies, and Cubs. He was a fleet-footed outfielder with a strong arm,  able to run down many a long … Continue reading

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One For The Hall-Triples Edition

For me, watching a batter leg out a triple is one of the most exciting plays in the game. Sure, there are a handful of inside-the-park home runs hit every year, but it usually requires a misplay by the outfielder. … Continue reading

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