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from the Dead Ball Era

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

Carl Mays Jimmy Collins Hooks Dauss
Fred Tenney Jack Powell Rube Marquard
Frank Chance

Bill Bergen

Johnny Evers
Ray Schalk Joe Tinker Rabbit Maranville
Vic Willis Pop Lloyd Bingo DeMoss
Heinie Zimmerman Bob Bescher Jack Chesbro
Lefty Tyler Hans Lobert Fred Merkle
Barney Pelty Tully Sparks Hal Chase
Smokey Joe Wood Bobby Veach Amos Strunk
Jake Daubert Benny Kauff Reb Russell
Buck Weaver Frank Smith Nap Rucker
Noodles Hahn Vean Gregg Jimmy Austin

Zip Zabel

Ernie Shore Chief Wilson
Roger Bresnahan Clyde Milan Dick Rudolph
Wally Schang Roy Thomas Del Pratt
Harry Hooper Tommy Leach Stufffy McInnis
Al Orth Wildfire Schulte Harry Steinfeldt

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Frederick Tenney 
        1894 - 1911 (Boston NL, New York Giants NL)
        Best fielding 1B in his time & a good
       average hitter - though not much
       extra base pop.
        
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John Joseph "Jack" Powell 
        1897 - 1912 (Cleveland NL, St. Louis NL,
         St. Louis AL, New York AL)
        Started 516 & completed 422.   Won
       22+ in a season 4 times - yet career
       record is 245 up & 256 down.
       
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George August
"Hooks" Dauss 

       
1912 - 1926 (Detroit AL)
        Made 388 starts, completed 245 of
       them & had 222 wins.  Led league
       in hit batters 3 times.
        
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Richard William
"Rube" Marquard 

       
1908 - 1925 (New York Giants NL,
        Brooklyn NL, Cincinnati NL, Boston NL)
        Broke in with a bang and career
       tapered from there.  A good
       pitcher.  Won 201 games.
       
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Carl William "Sub" Mays 
       
1915 - 1929 (Boston AL, New York AL,
        Cincinnati NL, New York Giants NL)
        Submariner.  20-game winner five
       times - close to two more.  Beaned
       Ray Chapman on 8/16/20 which
       caused the 1st on-field related death.
        
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Ernest Grady Shore 
       
1912 - 1920 (New York Giants NL,
        Boston AL, New York AL)
        Had a perfect game in relief of Babe
       Ruth (who was ejected after one batter).
       Ruth's runner erased - caught stealing
       w/Shore pitching.
       
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George Washington "Zip" Zabel 
      
  1913 - 1915 (Chicago NL)
        Relief pitcher who threw a record
      18.3 IP in one game (6/17/15).
        
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John Owen "Chief" Wilson 
       
1908 - 1916 (Pittsburgh NL, St. Louis NL)
        Set record for triples in a season (36
       in 1912).  Had more than 12 in a
      season only 2 other times.
        
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Roger Philip Bresnahan
"The Duke of Tralee" 

       
1897 - 1915 (Washington NL, Chicago NL,
        Baltimore AL, New York Giants NL, St. Louis NL)
        The first catcher to wear shinguards. 
       Good batting eye.  Also managed.
        
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William Aloysius Bergen 
       
1901 - 1911 (Cincinnati NL, Brooklyn NL)
        Worst hitter in big league history -
       3,028 ABs/.170 BA.  Good catcher.

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Frank Leroy Chance
"The Peerless Leader" 

      
  1898 - 1914 (Chicago NL, New York AL)
        Never a superstar.  A steady player
       whose career was cut short due to
       hearing loss as a result of beanings.

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John Joseph "Crab" Evers
"The Trojan" 

       
1902 - 1929 (Chicago NL, Boston NL,
        Philadelphia NL, Chicago AL)
        NL MVP 1914.  Played 15 full seasons
       & was on 5 pennant winners.   Suffered
       from a nervous breakdown.
 
  
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Joseph Bert Tinker 
       
1902 - 1916 (Chicago NL, Cincinnati NL,
        Chicago Federal Lge.)
        Best fielding SS in NL in his time.
       Never really got along with his DP
       partner - Johnny Evers.

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Raymond William Schalk
"Cracker" 

       
1912 - 1929 (Chicago AL, New York Giants NL)
        Best defensive catcher of his time.  Not
       much of a hitter.  One of a few untainted
       from the 1919 Black Sox scandal.

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Walter James Vincent
"Rabbit" Maranville 

       
1912 - 1935 (Boston NL, Pittsburgh NL,
        Chicago NL, Brooklyn NL, St. Louis NL)
        Considered as the best fielding SS in
       the NL during the 1st half of his career.
       Had 2,605 hits & 1,255 runs - although
       not much of a hitter.

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John Henry "Pop" Lloyd 
       
1905 - 1932 (Macon Acmes,
        New York Cuban X-Giants, Philadelphia Giants,
        Chicago Leland Giants, New York Lincoln Giants,
        Chicago American Giants, Chicago Black Sox,
        New York Lincoln Stars, Brooklyn Royal Giants,
        Columbus Buckeyes, Atlantic City Bacharach Giants,
        Philadelphia Hilldales, New York Harlem Stars
        - Negro Leagues)
        Best fielding SS ever in the Negro
       Leagues.  Considered by some
       contemporaries as the greatest player
       they ever saw - including Ruth.

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Victor Gazaway Willis 
       
1898 - 1910 (Boston NL, Pittsburgh NL,
        St. Louis NL)
        From 1900-09, only 4 pitchers had
       more wins, strikeouts & shutouts - and
       only Cy Young had more IP.

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John Dwight "Jack" Chesbro
"Happy Jack" 

       
1899 - 1909 (Pittsburgh NL, New York AL,
        Boston AL)
        Spitballer.  Best pitcher in the league
       in 1904.  Only 3 won more & only 6
       struckout more from 1900-09.

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Frederick Charles Merkle 
       
1907 - 1926 (New York Giants NL,
        Brooklyn NL, Chicago NL, New York AL)
        Unfairly called out on a force play -
       after winning run scored - in a game
       v. Cubs (9/23/08).  After all the ensuing
       chaos, game was called a tie.  His
       Giants & Cubs later tied for pennant -
       & tie game was replayed.  Giants lost
       replay & pennant.  He was forever
       unmercifully branded as "Bonehead."

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Harold Homer Chase
"Prince Hal"
 

       
1905 - 1919 (New York AL, Chicago AL,
        Buffalo Federal Lge., Cincinnati NL,
        New York Giants NL)
        Accused several times for throwing
       games.  Eventually banned.  Good
       fielder - despite high error totals.  Won
       1916 NL Batting Title.  363 career SBs.

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Robert Hayes Veach 
       
1912 - 1925 (Detroit AL, Boston AL,
        New York AL, Washington AL)
        Good outfielder.  Led the AL in RBI 3
       times & doubles twice.  Played 1,822
       games and had 2,064 hits.

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Smokey Joe Wood 
       
1908 - 1920 (Boston AL, Cleveland AL)
        One of the hardest throwers & best
       pitchers ('09-'12).  Injured slipping on
       wet grass in the Spring of '13.  Played
       more in OF post-injury & hit well in
       mostly part-time duty.

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Benjamin Michael Kauff 
       
1912 - 1920 (New York AL,
        Indianapolis Federal Lge., Brooklyn Federal Lge.,
        New York Giants NL)
        Known as the "Ty Cobb of the Federal
       League" due to his 2 year dominance
       there.  Also had 3 good seasons in NL.

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Ewell Albert "Reb" Russell 
       
1913 - 1923 (Chicago AL, Pittsburgh NL)
        One of the top pitchers in the AL from
       1913-18.  Suffered arm woes & came
       back as an OF w/Pirates in 1922-23.

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Frank Elmer Smith
"Piano Mover" 

       
1904 - 1915 (Chicago AL, Boston AL,
        Cincinnati NL, Baltimore Federal Lge.,
        Brooklyn Federal Lge.)
        Threw 2 no-hitters.  Won 20+ games
       a year twice.  Frequently fined for
       his drinking problems.

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Barney Pelty 
       
1903 - 1912 (St. Louis AL, Washington AL)
        Good pitcher for some terrible teams.
       23 of 92 career wins were by shutout.
       Lifetime 2.62 ERA in 1,908 IP.

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George "Nap" Rucker 
       
1907 - 1916 (Brooklyn NL)
        In his prime ('07-'13), he was good for
       30 GS, 23 CG, 300 IP, 150 Ks,
       15 wins, and a 2.50 ERA each year. 

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Sylveanus Augustus Gregg 
       
1911 - 1925 (Cleveland AL, Boston AL,
        Philadelphia Al, Washington AL)
        LHP who won 63 games in his first 3
       seasons.  Career derailed by arm injury
       - won only 29 in his last 5 years.

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Frank George "Noodles" Hahn 
      
  1899 - 1906 (Cincinnati NL, New York AL)
        Petite LHP. Led NL in K's first three
       seasons.  Excellent control - only 381
       BB allowed in 2,029 career IP.

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James Philip Austin "Pepper" 
       
1909 - 1929 (New York AL, St. Louis AL)
        Best fielding AL 3B from 1910-19.
       Slightly below average offensive
       contributor.  Also coached.

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Jesse Clyde Milan "Deerfoot" 
       
1907 - 1922 (Washington AL)
        Speedy CF - held AL season SB mark
       until Cobb broke it.  Decent hitter - no
       power.  2,100 hits & 1,004 runs in career.

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Richard Rudolph "Baldy" 
       
1910 - 1927 (New York Giants NL, Boston NL)
        Won 22+/year twice - part of 6 double
       digit win seasons.  Best pitcher on '14
       Championship Braves team.

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George Daniel "Buck" Weaver 
       
1912 - 1920 (Chicago AL)
        Banned from baseball since he knew of
       the '19 Series fix - although he did not
       participate in throwing any games.

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Jacob Ellsworth Daubert
"Gentleman Jake" 

      
  1910 - 1924 (Brooklyn NL, Cincinnati NL)
        Excellent fielding 1B who led the NL
       in hitting in '13 & '14.  2,326 career
       hits.  Died at the age of 40.

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Amos Aaron Strunk 
       
1908 - 1924 (Philadelphia AL,
        Boston AL, Chicago AL)
        CF who led the AL in fielding 5 times.
       Also appeared in 5 World Series. 
       Tough to strikeout.

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Thomas Frank "Tully" Sparks 
       
1897 - 1910 (Philadelphia AL, Pittsburgh NL,
        Milwaukee AL, New York Giants NL, Boston AL)
        Won 121 in 10 full years.   Lifetime
       ERA of 2.79 versus league ERA of
       2.96 in same time span.

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George Albert "Lefty" Tyler 
       
1910 - 1921 (Boston NL, Chicago NL)
        From 1910-19, only 4 had more
       shutouts & only 6 had more strikeouts
       - he also led that decade in BB allowed.

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John Bernard "Hans" Lobert 
      
  1903 - 1917 (Pittsburgh NL, Chicago NL, 
        Cincinnati NL, Philadelphia NL, New York Giants NL)
        Extremely fast 3B.  Could circle the 
       bases in less than 14 seconds.  
       Resembled Honus Wagner.  Good glove.

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Henry Zimmerman 
       
1907 - 1919 (Chicago NL, New York Giants NL)
        Very good hitter.  Bad fielder.  Banned 
        with Hal Chase in 1919 for trying to 
         get the Giants to throw games.

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Robert Henry Bescher 
       
1908 - 1918 (Cincinnati NL, 
        New York Giants NL, St. Louis NL, Cleveland AL)
        Set NL SB mark (80 in 1911) that stood 
       for 51 years.  Had 4 SB crowns in a row.
       Good batting eye & range in OF.

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Elwood "Bingo" DeMoss 
       
1910 - 1929 (Oklahoma Giants, Kansas City Giants,
        West Lick Plutos, Chicago American Giants, St. Louis Giants,
        West Baden Sprudels, Indianapolis ABCs, 
        Indianapolis Jewell's ABC's, Detroit Stars - Negro Leagues)
        Considered by many as the best 2B ever
        in the Negro Leagues.  Great bunter.  
       Also managed in the Negro Leagues.

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Harry Bartholomew Hooper 
       
1909 - 1925 (Boston AL, Chicago AL)
        Rifle armed RF.  Above average hitter
        - finished with 2,466 hits, 1,136 BB
        and 1,429 runs scored.

  
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Thomas William
"The Wee" Leach 

       
1898 - 1918 (Louisville NL, Pittsburgh NL,
        Chicago NL)
        Petite (5'6") 3B/OF who had 2,143
       hits, 172 triples, 1,255 runs & 361
       SBs.  Led the league in HRs in 1902.

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John Phalen
"Stuffy" "Jack" McInnis 

       
1909 - 1927 (Philadelphia AL, Boston AL,
        Cleveland AL, Boston NL, Pittsburgh NL,
        Philadelphia NL)
        Best fielding 1B in the AL during his
       time.  Managed 2,406 hits & .308 BA
       - though not an overly productive hitter.

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James Joseph Collins 
       
1895 - 1908 (Boston NL, Louisville NL,
        Boston AL, Philadelphia AL)
        Best fielding 3B in the AL in his time.
       Lifetime .294 BA w/2,002 career
       hits - 533 for extra bases. 

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Walter Henry Schang 
       
1913 - 1931 (Philadelphia AL, Boston AL,
        New York AL, St. Louis AL, Detroit AL)
        Fine fielding, productive, switch hitting
       catcher.  Good runner.  First player
       on World Champs with 3 different teams.

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Roy Allen Thomas 
       
1899 - 1911 (Philadelphia NL,
        Pittsburgh NL, Boston NL)
        Far ranging CF & great lead-off hitter.
       Led NL in BB 7 times.  Lifetime On
       Base Average of .412. Very fast.

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Derrill Burnham Pratt 
       
1912 - 1924 (St. Louis AL, New York AL, 
        Boston AL, Detroit AL)
        Very good fielding 2B.  Consistent run
        producer & SB threat.  Led AL in RBI
       (1916).  Sued owner for claiming he loafed.

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Albert Lewis Orth "Smilin' Al" 
"The Curveless Wonder"
 

        1895 - 1909 (Philadelphia NL, Washington AL, New York AL)
        Good hitting pitcher.  Famous for throwing
       mostly an underhand fastball - and changing
       speeds. 
Later started to use a spitball as well.

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Frank M. "Wildfire" Schulte 
        1904 - 1918 (Chicago NL, Pittsburgh NL,
        Philadelphia NL, Washington AL)
        1911 NL MVP.  First player to have 20 
       doubles, triples, HR & SB in the same season.  
       Famous for stealing home and breaking bats.

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Harry M. Steinfeldt 
        1898 - 1911 (Cincinnati NL, Chicago NL, Boston NL)
        3B teammate of the famous "Tinker to Evers 
       to Chance" Cubs DP trio.  Good with the glove.  
       Not a great hitter except for career year in 1906.

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