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NetShrine's SUPERNALS
from the Lively Ball Era

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

Pie Traynor Red Ruffing Sam Rice
Kiki Cuyler Waite Hoyt Edd Roush
Lloyd Waner Mel Harder Red Faber
Goose Goslin Johnny Mize

Luke Appling

Tony Lazzeri Earl Averill Stan Coveleski
Dolf Luque Joe Sewell Heinie Manush
Bobby Doerr Arky Vaughan Lon Warneke
Lefty Gomez Freddie Fitzsimmons Hank Greenberg
Dizzy Dean Wes Ferrell Urban Shocker
Charlie Root              

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Urban James Shocker 
        1916 - 1928 (New York AL, St. Louis AL)
        Birth name "Urbain Jacques Shockcor."
       Never had a losing season.  Won 18+
       six times.  Spitballer with good curve
       which was assisted by crooked finger.
        
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Frederick Landis Fitzsimmons 
        1925 - 1943 (New York Giants NL, Brooklyn NL)
        Had 12 seasons of double digit wins
       - including 8 years of 15+ wins. 
       217-146 for his career.
        
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Wesley Cheek Ferrell 
        1927 - 1941 (Cleveland AL, Boston AL,
        Washington AL, New York AL,
        Brooklyn NL, Boston NL)
        Only Grove, Hubbell & Ruffing won
        more in the 1930's.  Led league in CG
        4 times.  Lifetime .601 Win %.
       
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Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean 
        1930 - 1947 (St. Louis NL, Chicago NL,
        St. Louis AL)
        Colorful hard throwing RHP who led
       NL in K's 4 times & wins twice.  NL
       MVP '34.  Career ruined due to arm
       woes which resulted from pitching
       through a '37 All-Star game toe injury.
        
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Henry Benjamin Greenberg 
        1930 - 1947 (Detroit AL, Pittsburgh NL)
        2-time AL MVP.  Lifetime .412 OBA
       & .605 SLG %.  Led league in HRs &
       RBI 4 times each.  150+ RBI/season
       3 times.  Lost 3 years to war.
       
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Harold Joseph "Pie" Traynor 
        1920 - 1937 (Pittsburgh NL)
        Slick fielding 3B who batted .320 or better in
       7 of his 14 full seasons - including .366 in 1930.
        
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Edgar Charles "Sam" Rice 
        1915 - 1934 (Washington AL, Cleveland AL)
        13 hits shy of 3,000.  Only 275 K's in
       9,269 ABs.  Great doubles & triples hitter.
       
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Hazen Shirley "Kiki" Cuyler 
        1921 - 1938 (Pittsburgh NL, Chicago NL,
        Cincinnati NL, Brooklyn NL)
        Batted over .320 eight times.   Topped 30
       doubles 5 times & 10 triples 6 times in a
       season.  Scored 90+ in 8 different years.
       
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Lloyd James Waner
"Little Poison" 

        1927 - 1945 (Pittsburgh NL, Boston NL,
        Cincinnati NL, Philadelphia NL, Brooklyn NL)
        Contact hitter w/some extra base pop.
      Excellent OF.  Had 200+ hits/yr. 4 times.
        
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Edd J. Roush 
        1913 - 1931 (Chicago AL, Indianapolis Federal
        Lge., Newark Federal Lge., New York Giants NL,
        Cincinnati NL)
        Notorious hater of Spring Training.
       Great in the OF.  Won 2 Batting
       Titles - lifetime .323 BA.
       
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Waite Charles Hoyt
"Schoolboy" 

        1918 - 1938 (New York Giants NL, Boston AL,
        New York AL, Detroit AL, Philadelphia AL,
        Brooklyn NL, Pittsburgh NL)
        Big winner in the 1920's - what Yankee
       starter then wasn't?  One of the 1st
       ex-jock broadcasters.
       
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Melvin Leroy "Chief" Harder 
        1928 - 1947 (Cleveland AL)
        Won 15 or more for 8 straight years.
       Very active fielder on the mound.
       Four time All-Star.
       
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Charles Herbert
"Red" Ruffing 

        1924 - 1947 (Boston AL, New York AL,
        Chicago AL)
        First 5 seasons of his career were
       terrible - then went on to be one of
       the best pitchers in the 1930's.
       
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Urban Charles "Red" Faber 
        1914 - 1933 (Chicago AL)
        Last legal spitballer in AL.   Pitched 20
       years & won 254 games.  Missed 1919
       "Black Sox" World Series due to injury.

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Lucius Benjamin "Luke" Appling
"Old Aches and Pains" 

        1930 - 1950 (Chicago AL)
        7-time All-Star SS.  Good range, but
       made lots of errors.  Very good hitter.
       2,749 hits & .399 OBA for career.
       1,100+ runs & RBI.
        
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Leon Allen "Goose" Goslin 
        1921 - 1938 (Washington AL, St. Louis AL,
        Detroit AL)
        2,735 career hits.  Had 100+ RBI
       and batted over .300 in 11 seasons.
       Scored 100+ in 7 seasons.
        
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Henry Emmett "Heinie" Manush 
        1923 - 1939 (Detroit AL, St. Louis AL,
        Washington AL, Boston AL, Brooklyn NL,
        Pittsburgh NL)
        Lifetime .330 hitter who had 2,524
       hits - 761 for extra bases.  Scored
       1,287 runs & had 1,173 RBI.
       
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John Robert Mize "The Big Cat" 
        1936 - 1953 (St. Louis NL, New York Giants NL,
        New York AL)
        Only Ted Williams hit more HRs in the
       1940's.  10-time All-Star.  Lifetime .312
       BA.  Lost 3 prime years to the war.
       
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Anthony Michael Lazzeri
"Poosh 'Em Up" 

        1926 - 1939 (New York AL, Chicago NL,
        Brooklyn NL, New York Giants NL)
        2B on great Yankees teams of the 20's
       & '30's.  Double-digits in 2B/3B/HRs
       5 times - just missed a 6th.  Seven
       seasons of 100+ RBI.
        
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Robert Pershing Doerr 
        1937 - 1951 (Boston AL)
        Superior fielder at 2B.   9-time All-Star.
       100+ RBI/season 6 times.  223 HRs
       and a career .362 OBA.
        
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Howard Earl "Rock" Averill 
        1929 - 1941 (Cleveland AL, Detroit AL,
        Boston NL)
        Only Gehrig & Jimmie Foxx had more
       TB in the '30's.  One of the ten best
       hitters of the 1930's.
       
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Joseph Wheeler Sewell 
        1920 - 1933 (Cleveland AL, New York AL)
        Best fielding AL SS in his time.  
       Lifetime .391 OBA.  Only 114 K's in
       7,132 career ABs.
        
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Joseph Floyd "Arky" Vaughan 
        1932 - 1948 (Pittsburgh NL, Brooklyn NL)
        9-time All-Star SS.  Led league in BB,
       triples, & runs 3 times each.  Lifetime
       .406 OBA & .453 SLG %.  Scored
       100+ runs/season 5 times.
        
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Stanley Anthony Coveleski 
        1912 - 1928 (Philadelphia AL, Cleveland AL,
        Washington AL, New York AL)
        Spitball pitcher who didn't make the
       bigs until age 27.  5-time 20 game
       winner.  Led league in ERA twice.
       
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Vernon Louis
"Lefty" Gomez "Goofy" 

        1930 - 1943 (New York AL, Washington AL)
        AL All-Star 7 years in a row.   4-time
       20-game winner.  No one had more K's
       in the 1930's.  Held opponents to a .240
       BA in the '30's - no one did better.
        
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Lonnie Warneke
"The Arkansas Hummingbird" 

        1930 - 1945 (Chicago NL, St. Louis NL)
        5-time All-Star.  Won 15+/year 8 times
        - incl.  20+ three times.  Only 4 had a
        better ERA in the 1930's.
        
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Adolfo Luque
"The Pride of Havana" 

        1914 - 1935 (Boston NL, Cincinnati NL,
        Brooklyn NL, New York Giants NL)
        Petite Cuban RHP.  Third best ERA in
       the 1920's.  550 appearances, 365 GS,
       206 CG, with 193 career wins.
        
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Charles Henry Root "Chinski" 
        1923 - 1941 (St. Louis AL, Chicago NL)
        From 1926 to 1933, he was one of the 
       best SP in the NL.  Best known for giving up 
       Ruth's "called shot" in the 1932 World Series.  

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