Category:Dallas Giants players
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1. Branch Rickey – Wesley Branch Rickey was an innovative Major League Baseball executive elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1967. Rickey played in MLB for the St. Louis Browns and New York Highlanders from 1905 through 1907, after struggling as a player, Rickey returned to college, where he learned about administration from Philip Bartelme. Returning to MLB in 1913, Rickey embarked on a managing and executive career with the St. Louis Browns. The Cardinals elected him to their team Hall of Fame in 2014, Rickey also had a career in the sport of American football, as a player for the professional Shelby Blues and as a coach at Ohio Wesleyan University and Allegheny College. His many achievements and deep Christian faith earned him the nickname the Mahātmā, Rickey was born in Stockdale, Ohio, the son of Jacob Frank Rickey and Emily. Rickey was a relative of Beth Rickey, a Louisiana political activist, sir Knight Branch Rickey was a brother and Master Mason in Tuscan Lodge #240 in Saint Louis. After arriving in Brooklyn, Rickey joined Montauk Masonic Lodge #286 in Brooklyn, stricken with tuberculosis, he took the cure in Saranac Lake, New York in 1908 and 1909 at the Trudeau Sanatorium. Later, he moved into the Jacob Schiff cottage, before his front office days, Rickey played both football and baseball professionally. He played in baseballs minor and major leagues. During his time with Shelby, Rickey became friends with his teammate Charles Follis and he also played against him on October 17,1903, when Follis ran for a 70-yard touchdown against the Ohio Wesleyan football team. After that game Rickey praised Follis, calling him a wonder, in 1903, Rickey signed a contract with Terre Haute, Indiana of the Class B Central League, making his professional debut on June 20. Rickey was assigned to Le Mars, Iowa of the Class D Iowa–South Dakota League, during this period, Rickey also spent two seasons–1904 and 1905—coaching baseball, basketball and football and teaching at Allegheny College in Pennsylvania where he also served as Athletic Director. Rickey debuted in the leagues, with the St. Louis Browns in 1905. Sold to the New York Highlanders in 1907, Rickey could neither hit nor field while with the club, one opposing team stole 13 bases in one game while Rickey was behind the plate, setting a record which still stands a century later. Rickey also injured his arm and retired as a player after just one year. Rickey attended the University of Michigan, where he received his LL. B, while at Michigan, Rickey applied for the job as Michigans baseball coach. Rickey asked every alumnus he had met to write letters to Philip Bartelme. Bartelme recalled, Day after day those letters came in, Bartelme was reportedly impressed with Rickeys passion for baseball and his idealism about the proper role of athletics on a college campus
2. George Jackson (baseball) – Over his major league career, he compiled a.285 batting average with 85 runs scored,158 hits,24 doubles, seven triples, four home runs,73 runs batted in, and 34 stolen bases in 152 games played. Jacksons professional career started in the leagues with the Jackson Senators. The majority of Jacksons career was spent in the minor leagues, in 1911, he broke into the major leagues as a member of the Boston Rustlers. He spent parts of the two seasons with the Boston National League club. In 1913, Jackson was sent-down the minor leagues, from there, he played with the Buffalo Bisons, Fort Worth Panthers, San Antonio Bronchos, Shreveport Gassers, Beaumont Exporters, Tyler Trojans, Greenville Hunters, Laurel Cardinals, El Dorado Lions. Over his career in the minors, Jackson batted.297 with 2,453 hits,443 doubles,74 triples, George Christopher Jackson was born on January 2,1882 in Springfield, Missouri to George R. and Elmyra Jackson of England, and Pennsylvania, respectively. By 1900, the Jackson family was living in Hill County, George C. Jackson worked on his family farm in Blum, Texas at a young age. In his youth, Jackson recalled loving athletics and he stated that whenever he had any down-time, he would throw a baseball against his barn and catch it, or play a pick-up game with the farm hands. According The Washington Post, Jackson displayed an ability to catch the baseball in his youth. He would use a branch as a baseball bat. Jackson played with the Blum amateur baseball team when he was young and he was given the carfare it took to get to the ballpark by his manager in exchange for playing. Jackson worked as an acrobat at the age of 18 and he had five siblings, brothers William, Kennith, and Robert, and sisters Lula, and Elmyra. Jacksons professional baseball career started in 1906 as a pitcher for the Jackson Senators of the Class-D Jackson Senators. As a member of the Senators, Jackson played with past, and future Major League Baseball players Harry Betts, Orth Collins, Bill Dammann, Tom Gettinger, Billy Kinloch, Jack Ryan, and Elmer Steele. Jackson compiled a record of 1–2 with 20 hits allowed,16 runs allowed, in 1907, Jackson was discovered by the Dallas Giants of the Class-C Texas League whose management had heard of Jackson through the local newspapers, which described him as a wonderful ball player. The Giants signed Jackson, and farmed him out to the Lake Charles Creoles of the Class-D Gulf Coast League, Jackson was the only player on the Lake Charles club to ever go on to play in the MLB. On the season, Jackson batted.281 with 43 hits, six doubles, in 1908, the Dallas Giants, who had farmed Jackson out to the Lake Charles Creoles a year prior, asked him to report to the Dallas club. That season, he was used as an outfielder, Jackson batted.242 with 53 hits,11 doubles, three triples, and one home run in 74 games played
3. Walt Kuhn (baseball) – Charles Walter Walt Kuhn, known also as Red Kuhn, was a professional baseball player. During his playing career, Kuhn, a catcher, played three seasons in Major League Baseball with the Chicago White Sox. Over those three years, he compiled an average of.205 with 25 runs scored,55 hits, nine doubles. The majority of Kuhns career was spent in the minor leagues, Kuhn was born in Fresno, California, and educated in Louisville, Kentucky. He started is career in 1908 at the age of 18. During his playing career, Kuhn stood at 5 feet 7 inches and he broke into the major leagues in 1912. His last MLB season would be 1914, after playing for various minor league clubs, Kuhn was drafted into the United States Armed Forces during World War I. However, Kuhn never saw combat due to the loss of his right eye, the injury also meant the end of his professional baseball career. Kuhn died in 1935 in his home-town of Fresno, Kuhn was born on February 2,1887 in Fresno, California to Charles, and Irene of Kentucky, and Iowa, respectively. Charles Kuhn worked as a day laborer in Fresno, Walt Kuhn had a sibling, Roy, who would also play professional baseball. Walt Kuhn attended high school in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1905, Kuhn joined the minor league Fresno California League club. On that team, he played with former, and future major league players Frank Chance, Roy Hitt, Pete Lohman, Judge Nagle, Kuhns statistics for that season were not kept. For the next two seasons, Kuhn would not appear in professional baseball and he returned in 1908 with the minor league San Francisco Orphans, and Fresno Tigers of the independent California League. Combined between the two teams, he batted.264 with 23 hits in 29 games played, in 1909, Kuhn re-signed with the Fresno club, who changed their name to the Raisin Growers. During the season, his contract was sold to the Minneapolis Millers of the Class-A American Association, however, he was farmed out to the Fresno club for the remainder of the season. Kuhn batted.258 with 119 hits,23 hits,23 doubles and he finished the season tied for fourth in doubles, and tied for fifth in home runs. After the season, it was reported that the Major League Baseball New York Highlanders were interested in purchasing Kuhn for the price of US$2,000, however, New York failed to reach an agreement with Fresno. Kuhn again played with the Fresno California League team in 1910, in February 1911, Kuhn signed with the Portland Beavers of the Class-A Pacific Coast League
4. Doc Cook (baseball) – Luther Almus Doc Cook was a Major League Baseball outfielder. Cook played for the New York Yankees from 1913 to 1916, in 288 career games, he had a.274 batting average. He batted left and threw right-handed and he was born in Whitt, Texas and died in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee
5. Hank Gowdy – Henry Morgan Gowdy was an American professional baseball catcher, first baseman, manager and coach who played in the major leagues for the New York Giants and the Boston Braves. He was best known for being the first active major leaguer to enlist for service in World War I, Gowdy made his major league debut for John McGraws New York Giants in 1910, before being traded to the Boston the next year. He didnt have playing time, and spent the majority of the 1913 season with the Buffalo Bisons in the International League. In 1914, Gowdy became the Braves regular catcher in a year saw them go from last to first in two months, becoming the first team to win a pennant after being in last place on the Fourth of July. In the 1914 World Series, he had a.545 batting average, including the home run of the series. Gowdy saw more playing time in subsequent seasons, but when World War I broke out and he saw considerable action in France with the 166th Infantry Regiment of the Ohio National Guard, including some of the worst trench fighting in the war. When he returned in 1919, he got his old job as a catcher back, in 1925, the Giants released him. Four years later, he made a comeback with Braves, albeit very limited playing time. He then became a coach with the Giants, Braves, later he left his coaching job to serve as a captain in World War II at the age of 53. Hes believed to be the only baseball player to serve in both wars. In a seventeen-year major league career, Gowdy played in 1,050 games and he ended his career with a.975 fielding percentage. Gowdy twice led the National League in caught stealing percentage and his 52. 58% career caught stealing percentage ranks him sixth in major league history. Gowdys reputation as a stand out is enhanced because of the era in which he played. When the United States entered World War II, Gowdy enlisted again at the age of 53, in December 1944, he returned to Fort Benning, where he served as Chief Athletic Officer. The baseball field at Fort Benning bears his name and he returned to coaching in 1946 with the Reds, and he even served as manager for four games at the end of the season. By 1948, he had retired from baseball, Gowdy has the record for most unsuccessful Hall of Fame induction attempts, without ever have been enshrined in the Hall. While current custom limits the times a player can appear on the ballot to 15, Gowdy received votes 17 years, Gowdy died at his home in Columbus, Ohio at age 76. Gowdy Field in Columbus is named in his honor, Hank Gowdy at the SABR Bio Project, by Carol McMains and Frank Ceresi
6. Cy Morgan – Harry Richard Cy Morgan was an American Major League Baseball pitcher with the St. Louis Browns, Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Athletics and the Cincinnati Reds between 1903 and 1913. He was born in Pomeroy, Ohio He helped the Athletics win the 1910 and 1911 World Series, the 1912 Reach Guide credits him with helping carry the pitching burder for the 1911 team while stars Jack Coombs and Chief Bender were less effective than usual early in the season. Led the American League in Hits Allowed per 9 Innings Pitched in 1909 and this is also an Athletics single season record. Athletics Career Leader in Hits Allowed per 9 Innings Pitched, ranks 42nd on MLB Career ERA List. Ranks 25th on MLB Career Hits Allowed per 9 Innings Pitched List.51 ERA and he died in Wheeling, West Virginia on June 28,1962 of coronary artery disease. List of Major League Baseball career hit batsmen leaders Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference
7. Lute Boone – Lutellus Joseph Lute Boone, was a Major League Baseball infielder who played from 1913 to 1916 with the New York Yankees and in 1918 with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Boone had a.209 career batting average and he was born and died in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Lute Boone replaced Honus Wagner as shortstop after his retirement from the Pittsburgh Pirates and he worked after his baseball career ended as a pattern maker for the Mesta Machine Company in Homestead, Pennsylvania a suburb of Pittsburgh. From 1960 to 1962, Boone was the president of the Pittsburgh Professional Baseball Association, career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference Lute Boone obituary
8. Lore Bader – Lore Verne Bader was a pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Giants and Boston Red Sox. Bader batted left-handed and threw right-handed and he was born in Bader, Illinois. In a three-season career, Bader posted a 5-3 record with 27 strikeouts, in 1912 Bader pitched in two games for the New York Giants. After that, Bader played for the Buffalo minor league team, and went 16-7 In 1914, 20-18 in 1915, Bader returned to the major leagues with the Boston Red Sox in 1917. He ended 2-0 with a 2.37 ERA in 15 games, all and he enlisted in the Navy at the end of the season, but was discharged in June 1918 because of loose knee ligaments. He rejoined the Red Sox for the rest of the year and he also worked as a Boston Braves scout in 1927, and managed the Hartford, Connecticut club in the Eastern League in 1930. Bader died in LeRoy, Kansas, at the age of 85, nicknamed King, Bader was also known as Two Pairs because he loved playing cards. 1918 Red Sox Baseball Almanac Baseball Library Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference Buffalo Bisons History