Baseball - 1948 Baseballs Great Hall of Fame Exhibits: John Woody Image Gallery
"Pete" won 28 games during his rookie season...yep, that's STILL the record!
"The Duke of Tralee" came up, with Washington as a pitcher. In the first start, of his rookie season, (at the age of 18) he pitched a shut out!! In 1903, he played centerfield for the Giants, and hit .350!! During his career, in the majors, he played every position...and not just an inning, or two. He played 8 games at shortstop, and more than 8 games at every other position! Roger was elected to the Hall of Fame as a catcher.
Between 1906 & 1910, with "The Peerless Leader" managing them, the Cubs had a winning percentage of .693! That's the best in the history of the major leagues!
In 1904 "Happy Jack" won 41 games for the Highlanders (later to be known as the Yankees). But when Jack's last pitch (a spitball) of the last game of the season, flew over the catcher's head...a runner scored, costing the Highlanders the pennant!
In his major league debut, "Cap" went 5 for 5...still the major league record!
Ty was the youngest player, ever, to get 1,000 hits! He was 24 years, and 4 months old.
Mickey won the AL MVP Award in both 1928, and 1934!
"Cocky" holds the single season record for stolen bases by a 2nd baseman..81 (in 1910).
"Sir Hugh" is the owner of the highest single season batting average in major league history (.440, in 1894)!! Not only did he hit .440 that season, but he also won baseball's first Triple Crown!!
Evers won the NL Chalmers Award in 1914 (the forerunner of the MVP Award).
Frankie is #3, all-time, in "most hits by a switch-hitter"..behind only Pete Rose, and Eddie Murray!
During his career, Lou stole Home 15 times!
"The Old Fox" won 240 games, as a pitcher...and 1,491 games as a manager! He was the long time owner of the Washington Sentors.
"Lefty" won the AL MVP Award, in 1931!!
"Rajah" won the Triple Crown...TWICE!!
In 1896, "Ee-Yah" hit .398...yep, that's the highest ever, for a major league shortstop!
During the decade 1910-1919, "The Big Train's" ERA was 1.59..the lowest for any pitcher, for any decade..ever!
Willie got 200, or more, hits in 8 consecutive seasons..an all-time record!
Nap holds the record for the highest batting average, ever, for a second baseman....426, in 1901.
Mr. Mack managed, in the majors, for 53 seasons!
"The Big Six" had 373 wins, and a lifetime ERA of 2.13!! He was President, of his class, at Bucknell...and was an Army Captain during WWII. He was accidentally gassed during a WWII training exercise..developed tuberculosis..which led to an early death (at age 45).
"Little Napoleon" had a lifetime batting average of .334, and won 2,840 games as a Manager! In 1933, "Muggsy" came out of retirement to manage the first NL All-Star team.
"Gettysburg Eddie" had never played baseball prior to attending Gettysburg College! In 1911, he won 23 games, AND led the league in Saves!
In his starring role in the movie, "The Babe Comes Home", who did Babe Ruth play? Did you guess, "himself"? Nope...he played Babe Dugan, of the Los Angeles Angels!
In 1922, George won the very first AL MVP Award!
Tris had more assists than any other outfielder in baseball history! He also had two UNASSISTED double plays!
Tinker and Evers played shortstop, and second base, for a Cubs club that went to the World Series in '06, '07, '08, and 1910. However, during that time, Tinker and Evers never spoke a word to each other. They had an argument, and a fight, in 1905, and refused to speak to one another until 1933!
There was a provision in George Edward Waddell's contract barring him from eating animal crackers in bed. In those days, roommates shared a double bed, on the road. His roommate, Ossie Schreckengost, wouldn't sign until he saw that clause in Rube's contract.
Three times, Honus stole second, third, and home...in the same inning!
In 18.1 percent of the games that Ed started, he pitched a shutout! Yes, that's the best, ever!
Cy won 198 more games than he lost..the largest differential ever!