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NetShrine's APICALS
from the Lively Ball Era

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

Babe Ruth

Bob Feller Lefty Grove
Joe DiMaggio Mel Ott Paul Waner
Jimmie Foxx Frankie Frisch Lou Gehrig
Rogers Hornsby Al Simmons Harry Heilmann
George Sisler Joe Medwick Gabby Hartnett
Bill Terry Mickey Cochrane

Charlie Gehringer

Carl Hubbell Dazzy Vance Eppa Rixey
Jack Quinn Joe Cronin Ted Lyons
Bill Dickey              

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George Herman "Babe" Ruth 
        1914 - 1935 (Boston AL, New York AL, Boston NL)
        Babe Ruth is to baseball
      as water is to this planet.

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Joseph Paul "Joltin' Joe" DiMaggio
"The Yankee Clipper" 

        1936 - 1951 (New York AL)
        An incredible lifetime ratio of 3,948 TB
       versus only 369 K's.

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Melvin Thomas Ott  
        1926 - 1947 (New York NL)
        Great hitter who used the Polo Grounds to
       his advantage - 323 of 511 HRs hit at home.

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Paul Glee "Big Poison" Waner 
        1926 - 1945 (Pittsburgh NL, Brooklyn NL,
        Boston NL, New York AL)
        One of the best contact hitters ever - no "Punch
       & Judy" though:  900+ career XBH.

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Henry Louis Gehrig "The Iron Horse" 
        1923 - 1939 (New York AL)
        Arguably the best hitting 1B of all-time
       - no matter when he played.

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Robert William Andrew Feller
"Rapid Robert" 

        1936 - 1956 (Cleveland AL)
        Workhorse, hard thrower, and a big winner. 
       Debuted before his 18th birthday.

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Robert Moses "Lefty" Grove 
        1925 - 1941 (Philadelphia AL, Boston AL)
        616 GS.  300 CG.  300 Wins.  .680 Win Pct. 
       Led the league in ERA 9 times.

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James Emory Foxx
"Beast"  "Double X"
   

        1925 - 1945 (Philadelphia AL, Boston AL,
        Chicago NL, Philadelphia NL)
        No one hit more HRs or had more RBI in
        the 1930's - not even close.   Three-time MVP.

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Frank Francis Frisch
"The Fordham Flash"

        1919 - 1937 (New York Giants NL, St. Louis NL)
        Durable, fast, slick fielder, great contact
       hitter, good eye - the blueprint of a great 2B.
  
  
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Rogers Hornsby "Rajah" 
        1915 - 1937 (St. Louis NL, New York Giants NL,
        Boston NL, Chicago NL, St. Louis AL)
        Best RH batter in the 1920's.   Second only to
       Ruth in production.  And he played 2B!

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Aloysius Harry Simmons
"Bucketfoot Al" 

        1924 - 1944 (Philadelphia AL, Chicago AL, Detroit AL,
        Washington AL, Boston NL, Cincinnati NL, Boston AL)
        Lifetime .334 BA w/11 straight 100+ RBI
       seasons - ranging from 102 to 165 a year.

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Harry Edwin Heilmann "Slug" 
        1914 - 1932 (Detroit AL, Cincinnati NL)
        Hit between .393 & .403 - 4 times.  Only
       Ruth & Hornsby had more XBH in the 1920's.
       
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George Harold Sisler
"Gorgeous George" 

        1915 - 1930 (St. Louis AL, Washington AL, Boston NL)
        Batted over .400 twice.  Had 200+ hits 6 times
       - holds record for most hits in a season w/257.

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Joseph Michael Medwick
"Ducky"  "Muscles" 

        1932 - 1948 (St. Louis NL, Brooklyn NL,
        New York Giants NL, Boston NL)
        One of the best BAs in the 1930's (.338). 
       Had 40+ doubles & 10+ triples 7 times each.

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William Harold Terry
"Memphis Bill" 

        1923 - 1936 (New York Giants NL)
        Lifetime .341 hitter who was one of the best
       throwing/fielding 1Bs of his generation.
       
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Gordon Stanley "Mickey" Cochrane 
        1925 - 1937 (Philadelphia AL, Detroit AL)
        Catcher w/a .320 lifetime BA.   One of the
       best batting eyes - 217 Ks in 5,169 ABs.

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Charles Leo "Gabby" Hartnett 
        1922 - 1941 (Chicago NL, New York Giants NL)
        Strong armed & able catcher who played
       20 years w/a lifetime .370 OBA & .489 SLG%.
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Charles Leonard Gehringer 
        1924 - 1942 (Detroit AL)
        Among the best all-around (fielding,
       hitting, baserunning) 2Bs in AL history.
        
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Eppa Rixey 
        1912 - 1933 (Philadelphia NL, Cincinnati NL)
        Finesse pitcher - but a workhorse.  
       Won 266 games & could have won
        more with better support.
       
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Theodore Amar "Tex" Lyons 
        1923 - 1946 (Chicago AL)
        Made 484 starts & completed 356 of
       them.  Not a power pitcher.  Won in
       double digits 17 times.
        
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Carl Owen Hubbell
"King Karl" "The Meal Ticket" 

        1928 - 1943 (New York Giants NL)
        After Lefty Grove, the best pitcher in
       the 1930's.  Very tough to reach base
       against.  Awarded 2 MVPs.
        
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John Picus "Jack" Quinn 
        1909 - 1933 (New York AL, Boston NL,
        Baltimore Federal Lge., Chicago AL, Boston AL,
        Philadelphia AL, Brooklyn NL, Cincinnati NL)
        It took him 23 seasons, but he won
       247 games.  Durable.  Also lost
       218 games.
        
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Joseph Edward Cronin 
        1926 - 1945 (Pittsburgh NL, Washington AL,
        Boston AL)
        Major offensive force at SS in the
       1930's.  Later a good Mgr. and
       then AL President.
        
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Charles Arthur "Dazzy" Vance 
        1915 - 1935 (Pittsburgh NL, New York AL,
        Brooklyn NL, St. Louis NL, Cincinnati NL)
        Didn't crack the show full time until
       age 31.  Led the league in K's seven
       straight years.
        
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William Malcolm Dickey 
        1928 - 1946 (New York AL)
        All-Star 11 times.  Lifetime .313 BA -
       fanned only 289 times in 6,300 ABs.
       HRs totals aided by home park.
        
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