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NetShrine's APICALS
from the Dead Ball Era

For more information on each player, click on his name in the table below.

Ty Cobb

Three Finger Brown Honus Wagner
Walter Johnson Eddie Collins Tris Speaker
Nap Lajoie Home Run Baker Pete Alexander
Christy Mathewson

Sam Crawford

Fred Clarke
Eddie Plank Rube Waddell Joe Jackson
Ed Walsh                  

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Tyrus Raymond Cobb  
"The Georgia Peach"
   

        1905 - 1928 (Detroit AL, Philadelphia AL)
        Selfish antagonist who excelled while
       throwing karma to the wind.   

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Walter Perry Johnson
"The Big Train" 

        1907 - 1927 (Washington AL)
        417 career wins, 110 by shutout.  
      Also lost 26 games by scores of 1-0.

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Edward Trowbridge Collins Sr. 
        1906 - 1930 (Philadelphia AL, Chicago AL)
        For 17 years, he was the best hitting
      and fielding 2B in the AL.

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John Peter "Honus" Wagner
"The Flying Dutchman" 

        1897 - 1917 (Louisville NL, Pittsburgh NL)
        Considered by many to be the 2nd best
       player in history - after Ruth.

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Tristram E. Speaker
"The Grey Eagle" 

        1907 - 1928 (Boston AL, Cleveland AL,
        Washington AL, Philadelphia AL)
        Superior defensive OF who played for 22 years
       w/a career .428 OBA & .500 SLG %. 

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Napoleon "Nap" Lajoie 
        1896 - 1916 (Philadelphia NL, Cleveland AL,
        Philadelphia AL)
        Wide ranging 2B and only Honus Wagner
       was a better hitter from 1900 to 1910. 

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Mordecai Peter Centennial
"Three Finger" Brown
   

        1903 - 1916 (St. Louis NL, Chicago NL, Cincinnati NL,
        St. Louis Federal Lge., Brooklyn Federal Lge.,
        Chicago Federal Lge.)
        An excellent SP who was also used as a
      "closer" long before it was ever in vogue.

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John Franklin "Home Run" Baker 
        1908 - 1922 (Philadephia AL, New York AL)
        One of the best sluggers of the Dead Ball
       Era - good ranging 3B also.

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Grover Cleveland "Pete" Alexander 
        1911 - 1930 (Philadelphia NL, Chicago NL,
        St. Louis NL)
        Second to only to Walter Johnson in his time.
       Often led league in IP, K's, wins & ERA.
        
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Christopher "Christy" Mathewson 
        1900 - 1916 (New York Giants NL, Cincinnati NL)
        Won between 22 & 37 games for 12 straight
       years - 373 wins (w/a .665 Win %) in total.

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Samuel Earl Crawford
"Wahoo Sam" 

        1899 - 1917 (Cincinnati NL, Detroit AL)
        39 hits short of 3,000.  A great "slugger"
       of his time.  Only Honus Wagner had
       more TB during 1900 to 1909.
        
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Fred Clifford "Cap" Clarke 
        1894 - 1915 (Louisville NL, Pittsburgh NL)
        Player-Manager for most of his 21 year
       career.  Excellent table setter type hitter.
        
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Edward Stewart Plank
"Gettysburg Eddie" 

        1901 - 1917 (Philadelphia AL, St. Louis
        Federal Lge., St. Louis AL)
        Won 20+ 8 times - 326 wins in total,
       69 by shutout.  Lifetime .627 Win %.
       Plunked a few batters in his time.

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Joseph Jefferson Jackson
"Shoeless Joe" 

        1908 - 1920 (Philadelphia AL, Cleveland AL,
        Chicago AL)
        From 1910-19, only Cobb batted higher
       & only Speaker and Cobb had more
       XBH.  Believed by many to be the best
       'natural' hitter ever.
        
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George Edward "Rube" Waddell 
        1897 - 1910 (Louisville NL, Pittsburgh NL,
        Chicago NL, Philadelphia AL, St. Louis AL)
        Led AL in K's 6 years in a row.   No one
       had more K's from 1900-09.  Flaky
       LHP.  One of the best hurlers of his time.
        
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Edward Augustine Walsh
"Big Ed" 

        1904 - 1917 (Chicago AL, Boston NL)
        One of the best spitballs ever -
       untouchable.  Led league in IP 4 times,
       K's & ERA twice, and wins once.
       195 career wins.
        
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