Baseball - 1948 Baseballs Great Hall of Fame Exhibits: John Woody Image Gallery

1948 BASEBALL'S GREAT HALL OF FAME EXHIBITS GROVER C. ALEXANDER

"Pete" won 28 games during his rookie season...yep, that's STILL the record!

1948 BASEBALL'S GREAT HALL OF FAME EXHIBITS ROGER BRESNAHAN

"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.

1948 BASEBALL'S GREAT HALL OF FAME EXHIBITS FRANK CHANCE

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!

1948 BASEBALL'S GREAT HALL OF FAME EXHIBITS JACK CHESBRO

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!

1948 BASEBALL'S GREAT HALL OF FAME EXHIBITS FRED CLARKE

In his major league debut, "Cap" went 5 for 5...still the major league record!

1948 BASEBALL'S GREAT HALL OF FAME EXHIBITS TY COBB

Ty was the youngest player, ever, to get 1,000 hits! He was 24 years, and 4 months old.

1948 BASEBALL'S GREAT HALL OF FAME EXHIBITS MICKEY COCHRANE

Mickey won the AL MVP Award in both 1928, and 1934!

1948 BASEBALL'S GREAT HALL OF FAME EXHIBITS EDDIE COLLINS

"Cocky" holds the single season record for stolen bases by a 2nd baseman..81 (in 1910).

1948 BASEBALL'S GREAT HALL OF FAME EXHIBITS HUGH DUFFY

"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!!

1948 BASEBALL'S GREAT HALL OF FAME EXHIBITS JOHNNY EVERS

Evers won the NL Chalmers Award in 1914 (the forerunner of the MVP Award).

1948 BASEBALL'S GREAT HALL OF FAME EXHIBITS FRANKIE FRISCH

Frankie is #3, all-time, in "most hits by a switch-hitter"..behind only Pete Rose, and Eddie Murray!

1948 BASEBALL'S GREAT HALL OF FAME EXHIBITS LOU GEHRIG

During his career, Lou stole Home 15 times!

1948 BASEBALL'S GREAT HALL OF FAME EXHIBITS CLARK GRIFFITH

"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.

1948 BASEBALL'S GREAT HALL OF FAME EXHIBITS LEFTY GROVE

"Lefty" won the AL MVP Award, in 1931!!

1948 BASEBALL'S GREAT HALL OF FAME EXHIBITS ROGERS HORNSBY

"Rajah" won the Triple Crown...TWICE!!

Carl once recorded 24 consecutive wins!! Carl won the MVP in both 1933 and 1936!

1948 BASEBALL'S GREAT HALL OF FAME EXHIBITS HUGHIE JENNINGS

In 1896, "Ee-Yah" hit .398...yep, that's the highest ever, for a major league shortstop!

1948 BASEBALL'S GREAT HALL OF FAME EXHIBITS WALTER JOHNSON

During the decade 1910-1919, "The Big Train's" ERA was 1.59..the lowest for any pitcher, for any decade..ever!

1948 BASEBALL'S GREAT HALL OF FAME EXHIBITS WILLIE KEELER

Willie got 200, or more, hits in 8 consecutive seasons..an all-time record!

1948 BASEBALL'S GREAT HALL OF FAME EXHIBITS NAPOLEON LAJOIE

Nap holds the record for the highest batting average, ever, for a second baseman....426, in 1901.

1948 BASEBALL'S GREAT HALL OF FAME EXHIBITS CONNIE MACK

Mr. Mack managed, in the majors, for 53 seasons!

1948 BASEBALL'S GREAT HALL OF FAME EXHIBITS CHRISTY MATTHEWSON

"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).

1948 BASEBALL'S GREAT HALL OF FAME EXHIBITS JOHN J. McGRAW

"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.

1948 BASEBALL'S GREAT HALL OF FAME EXHIBITS EDDIE PLANK

"Gettysburg Eddie" had never played baseball prior to attending Gettysburg College! In 1911, he won 23 games, AND led the league in Saves!

1948 BASEBALL'S GREAT HALL OF FAME EXHIBITS BABE RUTH

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!

1948 BASEBALL'S GREAT HALL OF FAME EXHIBITS GEORGE SISLER

In 1922, George won the very first AL MVP Award!

1948 BASEBALL'S GREAT HALL OF FAME EXHIBITS TRIS SPEAKER

Tris had more assists than any other outfielder in baseball history! He also had two UNASSISTED double plays!

1948 BASEBALL'S GREAT HALL OF FAME EXHIBITS JOE TINKER

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!

1948 BASEBALL'S GREAT HALL OF FAME EXHIBITS RUBE WADDELL

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.

1948 BASEBALL'S GREAT HALL OF FAME EXHIBITS HONUS WAGNER

Three times, Honus stole second, third, and home...in the same inning!

1948 BASEBALL'S GREAT HALL OF FAME EXHIBITS ED WALSH

In 18.1 percent of the games that Ed started, he pitched a shutout! Yes, that's the best, ever!

1948 BASEBALL'S GREAT HALL OF FAME EXHIBITS CY YOUNG

Cy won 198 more games than he lost..the largest differential ever!