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NetShrine's CONTRIBUTORS
from the Dead Ball Era

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

John McGraw

Pat Moran Ban Johnson
Tom Connolly Colonel Ruppert Jim Gilmore
Jack Norworth            

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John Joseph McGraw
"Mugsy" "Little Napoleon" 

        MANAGER 1899 - 1932
        (Baltimore NL, Baltimore AL,
        New York Giants NL)
        Very good player for 16 years.   Won
       10 pennants & 3 Word Series. 
       Managed the Giants for 31 years.
       Won 2,763 - only Connie Mack has more.
        
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Patrick Joseph Moran 
        MANAGER 1915 - 1923
        (Philadelphia NL, Cincinnati NL)
        First 20th Century manager to win
       pennants with 2 different teams. 
       In 9 years, finished 1st or 2nd six times.
       Died at age 48.  Played 14 years.
        
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Byron Bancroft Johnson 
        AMERICAN LEAGUE PRESIDENT
        1901 - 1927
        Most powerful man in baseball during
       the 1st quarter of the 20th century.
       Founded the AL.  Credited with making
       the sport a national game.
        
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Thomas Connolly 
        AMERICAN LEAGUE UMPIRE
        1901 - 1931
        NL umpire since 1898 who switched
       to AL in 1901.  Went 10 straight
       years without ejecting a player.
       Worked 8 World Series - including
       the first one.
        
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Colonel Jacob Ruppert 
        OWNER
        (New York AL)
        Under his ownership, Miller Huggins,
        Babe Ruth & Ed Barrow came to the
        Yankees - ground zero of the team's
        legendary successful reign.  
        
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James A. Gilmore "Fighting Jim"
        FEDERAL LEAGUE PRESIDENT
        1914 - 1915
        Took a minor league with the aim to
        become a 3rd major league.  Sued MLB
        in 1915 - part of the settlement leading
        to Wrigley Field's use in NL.

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Jack Norworth 
        SONGWRITER
        Vaudeville performer and songwriter 
       who penned "Take Me Out To The 
        Ballgame" in 1908.

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