Ty Cobb and Bobby Veach scoring on a Oscar Vitt hit on May 11th, 1918
Pete Browning who had the nickname “Louisville Slugger.” Story goes that in 1884 Browning was in a
slump and John Andrew “Bud” Hillerich made a bat for him. Browning got out of his slump with the custom
made bat and modern batmaking was born
“Champions cost money” Connie Mack
“Son, when you pitch a strike, Mr. Hornsby will let you know.” – Bill Klem
1908 New York Giants vs Chicago Cubs
In 1914 Weeghman Park being built for the Federal League Chicago Whales team.
Benny Kauff also was known as the “Ty Cobb of the Feds”
while playing for the Federal League. He
signed with the Giants once the Federal League folded but was banned from
baseball by Kenesaw Mountain Landis for charges of auto theft. He went to trial and was acquitted but Landis refused to reinstate him thinking
he was guilty anyway and would tarnish baseball’s integrity which he was trying
to win back after the Black Sox.
Reading on how Frank Chance’s playing career was cut
somewhat short because he was plagued by injuries. He suffered many beanings due to crowding the
plate. He lost hearing in one ear and
partially in another. He also developed
blood clouts in his brain from all the hit by pitches.