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Tyrus Raymond "Ty" Cobb (December 18, 1886 – July 17, 1961).
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90 Major League Baseball records during his career-Highest career batting average (.366 or .367) -Most career batting titles with 11 (or 12) -Most career hits until 1985 (4,189 or 4,191) -Most career runs (2,245 or 2,246) -Until 2001, most career games played (3,035) -Most at bats (11,429 or 11,434) until 1974 -Most career stolen bases (892) until 1977
During the 1911 season Ty Cobb hit anastounding .420 batting average
Inducted into the National BaseballHall of Fame (1936)
-Hank Gowdy holds the catcher single World Series batting average record of .545 in 1914.
- Gowdy was the very first MLB player to enlist into military service in WWI.
-Captain Gowdy held the post of special service officer at Fort Benning's infantry officers' training command, on March 31, 1925, the baseball field had been renamed to “Hank Gowdy Field” in his honor.
- The owner of the Chicago Whales of the Federal League
Built Weeghman Park (later known as Wrigley Field) for his club in 1914.
- Later purchased the Chicago Cubs in 1916-1921
- In early 20’s became broke because of his over spending
April 7, 1873 – February 25, 1934
Walter Johnson was a right-handed pitcher for the Washington Senators. He played his entire 21 year career with the Senators. Johnson was also a manager for the Senators and the Cleveland Indians.
November 6, 1887 – December 10, 1946
Born August 24 to Jan 22 1968
March 24, 1891- September 24, 1980
Ernie Shore pitched a “perfect game” along side Babe Ruth June 23rd,1917.
Shore's best year with the Red Sox was 1915, when he won 18, lost 8 and compiled a 1.64 earned run average. He was 3–1 in World Series action in 1915 and 1916.
He has a win loss record of 65-43, Earned run average of 2.47, and 309 strikeouts.
In 1918 Ernie Shore enlisted in the military
January 15, 1892-December 21, 1918
Baker played and was a star at ice hockey and football for Princeton university.
Considered the first American star in ice hockey by the Hockey Hall of Fame when all others were Canadian.
Baker was a World War I fighter pilot. he died mysteriously in a plane crash in France on Dec. 21, 1918 at age 26. Some questioned whether he deliberately crashed his plane because life held no more promise for him after his young sports success
He’s actual name was Benjamin Leiner. He was known as one of the most greatest lightweights of all time.
Born April 7 1896 to April 18 1947
(June 3, 1891 – August 19, 1971)
Born on April 7, 1873-Died on February 25, 1934.
He walked over 100 times in a season three times
McGraw compiled 2,763 wins and 1,948 losses for a .586 winning percentage.
His teams won 10 National League pennants, three World Series championships
In 1904 the Giants became NL Champions, finishing with a won-lost record of 106-47.
August 12, 1891 -
August 1, 1971 (aged 79)
Elected to the Hall of Fame in 1937
on May 23, 1901, Nap Lajoie became the first big league player to be intentionally walked with the bases loaded
lifetime average of .339
In 1901 he captured the Triple Crown, led league second basemen in fielding average and batted .426 -- an American League mark that has yet to be topped.
Born March 4,1888
Died- March 31, 1931
Jim Thorpe was believed to have been born on May 28, 1888 on an Indian reserve somewhere in Oklahoma but the exact whereabouts are unknown.
A consensus All-America pick in 1913, the first-ever at Notre Dame. only four-year starter at quarterback for Notre Dame for 70 years until Blair Kiel in 1980.
When Johnson fought Jeffries on July 4th 1910 it was considered the fight of the century.
After a good fight Johnson beat Jeffries in the 15th round.
In 1990 Johnson was elected into the international boxing Hall of Fame