Thomas Francis Michael Tommy McCarthy was a Major League Baseball player. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946, McCarthy was born on July 24,1863 in Boston, the eldest son of Daniel and Sarah McCarthy. McCarthy joined the Boston Reds in the Union Association in 1884 as a pitcher and outfielder. In limited innings and at-bats, he played poorly, batting at a paltry.215 average, setting aside aspirations of being a star pitcher, McCarthy finally settled into an everyday position in a lineup in 1888 with the St. Louis Browns in the American Association. With the Browns until 1891, McCarthy scored over 100 runs each season and he batted.350 in 1890 and drove in 95 runs in 1891. McCarthy moved back to the National League to play for the Boston Beaneaters in 1892, in 1893 he drove in over 100 runs for the first time in his career, a feat that he repeated in 1894 while hitting 13 home runs. The press of the day called McCarthy and teammate Hugh Duffy the Heavenly Twins and their Boston team was one of the most successful clubs of the era.
McCarthy played for the Brooklyn Bridegrooms in 1896 before retiring and he finished his career with a.292 batting average,44 home runs and roughly 500 stolen bases. Nevertheless, in the book, James said that McCarthy is the worst right fielder in the Hall of Fame
Jimmy Williams (19th-century baseball manager)
James Andrew Jimmy Williams was a professional manager in Major League Baseball for three seasons. He managed the St. Louis Browns in 1884, and the Cleveland Blues in 1887 and 1888 and he had a career win–loss record of 110–169 in 282 games managed. Williams died at the age of 71 in Westbury, New York, Baseball Reference – Career Managerial Statistics
Bellefontaine Cemetery is a nonprofit, non-denominational cemetery and arboretum located in St. Louis, Missouri. The cemetery contains 314 acres of land and over 87,000 graves, including those of William Clark, Adolphus Busch, Thomas Hart Benton, many Union and Confederate soldiers from the American Civil War are buried at Bellefontaine, as well as numerous local and state politicians. On March 7,1849, banker William McPherson and lawyer John Fletcher Darby assembled a group of some of St. Louis’s most prominent citizens to found the Rural Cemetery Association of St. Louis. This association sought to respond to the needs of a rapidly growing St. Louis by establishing a new cemetery several miles outside city limits, many were convinced that city cemeteries represented a public health hazard. These problems were compounded during the summer of 1849, when a cholera epidemic swept through St. Louis. The 138-acre Hempstead farm was situated along the road to Fort Bellefontaine, Hotchkiss went on to serve as superintendent of the cemetery for the next 46 years, he designed most of Bellefontaine’s roadways and landscaping, and oversaw maintenance of the grounds.
During this time, the cemetery steadily acquired more land so as to room for future growth. By 1865, it had reached its size of 314 acres. The first burial at Bellefontaine Cemetery took place on April 27,1850, bodies from older graveyards within the city of St. Louis were moved to Bellefontaine, including some from the cemetery by the Old Cathedral near the Mississippi River. Bellefontaine was the place for several victims of the 1855 Gasconade Bridge train disaster. Also interred at Bellefontaine are members of several notable brewing families, including the Anheusers, Lemps, in 1909, the renowned St. Louis architectural firm Eames and Young was commissioned to design a new chapel for the cemetery. The Hotchkiss Chapel, named for the cemetery’s first architect, was renovated in 2009. The chapel is used for weddings and memorial services. Two new outdoor columbaria have opened for inurnments, and a green burial natural interment section is pending, space for traditional casketed/vaulted ground burial exists within Bellefontaines dedicated grounds for the next 200 years at present rates of usage.
As of 2012 over 87,000 people have been buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery, Bellefontaine remains a non-profit, non-denominational cemetery, and still holds over 100 acres of open, unused land. Some of this land has recently been converted into prairie. Bellefontaine contains over 14 miles of paved roads and, as an arboretum, is home to over 180 species of trees. A new lakeside garden and columbarium were completed in 2010, the oldest graves in the cemetery are located on pioneer Edward Hempstead’s family lot and date as far back as 1816
History of the St. Louis Browns
This article covers the franchises history in St. Louis, which began when the team moved from Milwaukee after the 1901 season and ended with the teams move to Baltimore after the 1953 season. As of April 6,2017, there are only 14 living former St. Louis Browns players, in the late 19th century, the team existed as the Milwaukee Brewers in the Western League. For the 1900 season, the Western League was renamed to American League, Johnson had originally intended to move the Milwaukee Brewers to St. Louis. When he couldnt find an owner, he was forced to operate the team in Milwaukee for a lame-duck season in 1901. Hedges built a new park on the site of the old Browns former home, in their first St. Louis season, the Browns finished second. Although the Browns had only four winning seasons from 1902 to 1922, in 1909, the Browns rebuilt Sportsmans Park as the third concrete-and-steel park in the majors. During this time, the Browns were best known for their role in the race for the 1910 American League batting title.
Ty Cobb took the last game of the season off, believing that his lead over Nap Lajoie, of the Cleveland Naps. Browns manager Jack OConnor had ordered rookie third baseman Red Corriden to play on the outfield grass and this all but conceded a hit for any ball Lajoie bunted. Lajoie bunted five straight times down the base line and made it to first easily. On his last at-bat, Lajoie reached base on an error – officially giving him a hitless at-bat, OConnor and coach Harry Howell tried to bribe the official scorer, a woman, to change the call to a hit – even offering to buy her a new wardrobe. Cobb won the title by just a few thousandths of a point over Lajoie. After news broke of the scandal, a writer for the St. Louis Post claimed, All St. Louis is up in arms over the spectacle, conceived in stupidity. The resulting outcry triggered an investigation by American League president Ban Johnson, at his insistence, Hedges fired OConnor and Howell, both men were informally banned from baseball for life.
In 1916, Hedges sold the Browns to Philip DeCatesby Ball, Balls early tenure saw the clubs first real sustained period of success on the field, they were a contender for most of the early 1920s. This was fueled by Balls free spending to put a winner of the field, Ball made a series of blunders that would ultimately doom the franchise. Shortly after buying the team, he fired general manager Branch Rickey, four years later, Ball allowed the Cardinals to move out of dilapidated Robison Field and share Sportsmans Park with the Browns. Rickey and Cardinals owner Sam Breadon used the proceeds from the Robison Field sale to build baseballs first modern farm system and this effort eventually produced several star players that brought the Cardinals more drawing power than the Browns
A beer garden is an outdoor area in which beer and local food are served, typically at shared tables. Common entertainment include music and games, enjoyed in an atmosphere of Gemütlichkeit, Beer gardens originated in Munich, the capital of the German state of Bavaria, in the 19th century, and remain common in Southern Germany. Beer garden popularity is increasing worldwide in the 21st century and it is unknown which Munich brewery opened the first Bavarian Biergärten, but it was likely one of Munichs big six, Löwenbräu, Hofbräuhaus, Augustinerbräu, Hacker-Pschorr and Spaten. What is known is that developed in the Kingdom of Bavaria in the 19th century. The cool seasons were chosen to minimize the risk of fire when boiling mashed grain into wort, numerous conflagrations had occurred, resulting in the prohibition of brewing during the summer months. In response, large breweries dug cellars in the banks of the River Isar to keep their beer cool during storage, Beer cellars for consuming beer on premises naturally followed.
To further reduce the temperature during the warm seasons, 19th century brewers covered the river banks with gravel. Soon after that, serving beer in a pleasant shaded setting emerged. Simple tables and benches were set up among the trees, creating the beer garden we know today. Food service followed, aggrieving smaller breweries that found it difficult to compete and they petitioned Maximilian I to forbid it. In compromise, beer gardens allowed their patrons to bring their own food, as a rule of thumb, beer gardens offer clothed tablesets, whose guests must buy food from the house. If you bring your own food, you must use the bare table sets, with the advent of widespread lagering in the 19th century, beer gardens grew more popular than ever. Maximilians decree is no longer in force, and many beer gardens serve food, usually common Bavarian fare such as Radi, Obatzda, halbes Hendl and Steckerlfisch. Equally important to the garden is an atmosphere of Gemütlichkeit, conveying a feeling of warmth, friendliness.
Reinforced by shared tables, it is accompanied by music, song. The term beer garden has become a term for open-air establishments where beer is served. The characteristics of a beer garden include trees, wooden benches, a gravel bed. Some modern beer gardens use plastic chairs, fast food, the largest traditional beer garden in the world is the Hirschgarten in Munich, which seats 8,000
Find a Grave
Find a Grave is a website that allows the public to search and add to an online database of cemetery records. It is owned by Ancestry. com, the worlds largest for-profit genealogy company, the site was created in 1995 by Salt Lake City resident Jim Tipton to support his hobby of visiting the burial sites of celebrities. He added an online forum, Find a Grave was launched as a commercial entity in 1998, first as a trade name and incorporated in 2000. The site expanded to include graves of non-celebrities, in order to allow visitors to pay respect to their deceased relatives or friends. In 2013, Tipton sold Find a Grave to Ancestry. com, burial information is a wonderful source for people researching their family history. In a September 30,2013, press release, Ancestry, as of March 2017, Find a Grave contained over 159 million burial records and 75 million photos. The website contains listings of cemeteries and graves from around the world, american cemeteries are organized by state and county, and many cemetery records contain Google Maps and photographs of the cemeteries and gravesites.
Individual grave records may contain dates and places of birth and death, biographical information and plot information, Interment listings are added by individuals, genealogical societies, and other institutions such as the International Wargraves Photography Project. Contributors must register as members to submit listings, called memorials, the submitter becomes the manager of the listing but may transfer management. Only the current manager of a listing may edit it, although any member may use the features to send correction requests to the listings manager. Managers may add links to other listings of deceased spouses, members may post requests for photos of a specific grave, these requests will be automatically sent to other members who have registered their location as being near that grave. Find a Grave maintains lists of memorials of famous persons by their claim to fame, such as Medal of Honor recipients, religious figures, Find a Grave exercises editorial control over these listings.
Canadian Headstones Interment. net National Cemetery Administrations Nationwide Gravesite Locator Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness Tombstone tourist Colker, web site answers grave concerns about stars. Web site attracts millions of grave-seekers, Find VIPs who R. I. P. through online cemetery. Genealogy, Find a Grave tremendous on many different levels, terre Haute, Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. Archived from the original on May 14,2011, Find a Grave has info youre dying to know. Tracking Down Relatives, Visiting Graves Virtually, media related to Images from Find A Grave at Wikimedia Commons Official website
Charles Columbus Count Campau was an American professional baseball player whose career spanned the years 1885 to 1905. He played two seasons in Major League Baseball as an outfielder for the Detroit Wolverines in 1888 and St. Louis Browns in 1890 and he was the American Associations home run leader in 1890 and was the Browns manager for 41 games that season. Charles Columbus Campau was born in Detroit in 1863 and he was a descendant of the French-Canadian Campau family that was among the founders of the City of Detroit. Like other members of his family, Campau was educated at Notre Dame, Campau stated that he first played baseball while attending Notre Dame in 1875, at which time he would have been 11 years old. After leaving Notre Dame, Campau helped Detroits Cass Club team win several Michigan championships, Campaus success as a baseball player is largely attributed to two talents and speed. He is probably most referenced in baseballs record books for having won the American Associations home run championship in 1890.
Although minor records from the 1880s and 1890s are incomplete, he hit at least 135 home runs in his baseball career. This he accomplished during an era before the home run became a major offensive weapon in baseball. His power was surprising, given his slight build at 5 feet,11 inches, in its obituary of Campau, the 1939 Spalding Guide wrote that, despite his slight build, Campau seemed to get extraordinary power from his wrists and arms. Although less well reported, Campau played the game with exceptional speed, while records were not kept for stolen bases during some of his minor league seasons, Campau is known to have stolen at least 660 bases during his career, including 100 stolen bases in 1887. According to at least one account and two other players held the record for the fastest time,14 seconds, in rounding the bases on a baseball diamond. In 1891, Campau began competing for money in foot races against other players, in a race against Tom Messitt, Campau won with a time of 11 seconds.
The best evidence of Campaus speed and base-running intelligence may lie in a 1906 historical account by sportswriter Revere Rodgers, in an article on remarkable incidents in baseball history, Rodgers wrote that Campau once scored a home run on an infield pop-up. According to Rodgers, Campau hit a pop fly about 10 feet in front of home plate. The pitcher and catcher converged on the ball, but in what was described by Rodgers as an Alphonse and Gaston act, Campau saw their confusion and rounded first base. The ball fell between them, took a sudden twist, and rolled into foul territory, Campau kept running and crossed home plate one foot ahead of the player with the ball. Campau began his baseball career with the Erie, Pennsylvania team in the Interstate League. Campau joined Buckenberger in Erie for the 1884 season and helped lead Erie to the Interstate League pennant, in 1885, Buckenberger was hired as the manager of an independent baseball team in Guelph and Campau followed him there
Born in Saccarappa, Gore led the NL in several seasonal offensive categories. He won his only batting title in 1880 while playing for Chicago, along with league leading totals in on-base percentage and he led the league twice in runs scored, bases on balls three times, and games played by a center fielder once. Gore was the leader for most errors by major league outfielder upon his retirement with 368 total, including a record 346 errors in the National League. Gore played for many teams throughout his career. During his eight seasons with the White Stockings, they won the title five times. Chicago played the St. Louis Browns in both 1885, which ended in a tie, and 1886, with St. Louis winning the championship. He was a member of the New York Giants two National League championship teams in 1888 and 1889, both Giants teams went on to claim World Series victories, against the St. Louis Browns in 1888, and the Brooklyn Bridegrooms in 1889. Twice he set records, one for stealing seven bases. Although he had statistics that put him consistently among the league leaders.
This behavior did not endear him to his captain, Cap Anson. After his career, he had financial difficulties, having to move from job to job to just support his bare necessities. He died at the age of 79 in Utica, New York, officially born in Saccarappa, Gore was born into a poor, country family. As a young man, he grew up playing baseball in, while working for, and playing for the S. D. Warren Paper Mill in Westbrook, his skills caught the attention of pro scouts and in 1877 he signed a contract with a team in Fall River and he showed up to his first professional baseball tryout without shoes. The following year, he played for the New Bedford Whalers, batted.324, after the game, White Stockings owner Albert Spalding offered him a contract to play for his team, and Gore signed. Spaulding offered him $1,200 a season, and although Gore originally asked for $2,500 and he made his major league debut with Chicago on May 1,1879. He played in 63 games that first season as the starting center fielder.
Gore excelled during his season with Chicago, leading the league with a.360 batting average, as well as a.399 on-base percentage
An amusement park or theme park is a group of entertainment attractions and other events in a location for the enjoyment of large numbers of people. Theme parks, a type of amusement park, are usually much more intricately themed to a certain subject or group of subjects than normal amusement parks. Amusement parks evolved from European fairs and pleasure gardens, which were created for peoples recreation, Worlds fairs and expositions were another influence on the development of the amusement park industry. In common language, the theme park and amusement park are often synonymous. However, a park can be regarded as a distinct style of amusement park. A theme park has landscaping and attractions that are based on one or more specific themes or stories. The amusement park evolved from three earlier traditions, the oldest being the periodic fair of the Middle Ages - one of the earliest was the Bartholomew Fair in England, the worlds oldest amusement park appeared in the Continent. Bakken at Klampenborg, north of Copenhagen, opened in 1583, a wave of innovation in the 1860s and 1870s created mechanical rides, such as the steam-powered carousel, and its derivatives.
This inaugurated the era of the modern funfair ride, as the classes were increasingly able to spend their surplus wages on entertainment. The second influence was the pleasure garden, one of the earliest gardens was the Vauxhall Gardens, founded in 1661 in London. By the late 18th century, the site had a fee for its many attractions. It regularly drew crowds, with its paths being noted for romantic assignations, tightrope walkers, hot air balloon ascents, concerts. Although the gardens were designed for the elites, they soon became places of great social diversity. Public firework displays were put on at Marylebone Gardens, and Cremorne Gardens offered music, prater in Vienna, was opened in 1766. The concept of a park for amusement was further developed with the beginning of the worlds fairs. The first World fair began in 1851 with the construction of the landmark Crystal Palace in London, the purpose of the exposition was to celebrate the industrial achievement of the nations of the world and it was designed to educate and entertain the visitors.
American cities and business saw the worlds fair as a way of demonstrating economic. The Worlds Columbian Exposition of 1893 in Chicago, Illinois was an precursor to the modern amusement park
Chicago White Sox
The Chicago White Sox is an American professional baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox compete in Major League Baseball as a club of the American League Central division. The White Sox play their games at Guaranteed Rate Field. They are one of two league clubs in Chicago, the other is the Chicago Cubs, who are a member of the National League Central division. The team is owned by Jerry Reinsdorf. One of the American Leagues eight charter franchises, the Chicago team was established as a major baseball club in 1900. The club was called the Chicago White Stockings, but this was soon shortened to Chicago White Sox. The team played games at South Side Park before, in 1910. The White Sox won the 1906 World Series with a team dubbed the Hitless Wonders, and the 1917 World Series led by Eddie Cicotte, Eddie Collins. The 1919 World Series was marred by the Black Sox Scandal, in response, Major League Baseballs new Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis banned the players from Major League Baseball for life.
In 1959, led by Early Wynn, Nellie Fox, Luis Aparicio and manager Al Lopez and they won the AL pennant in 2005, and went on to win the World Series. The White Sox originated as the Sioux City Cornhuskers of the Western League, in 1894, Charles Comiskey bought the Cornhuskers and moved them to St. Paul, where they became the St. Paul Saints. In 1901, the Western League broke the National Agreement and became the new major league American League, the very first season in the American League ended with a White Stockings championship. However, that would be the end of the season as the World Series did not begin until 1903, the franchise, now known as the Chicago White Sox, made its first World Series appearance in 1906, beating the crosstown Cubs in six games. The White Sox would win a pennant and second World Series in 1917, beating the New York Giants in six games with help from stars Eddie Cicotte. The Sox were heavily favored in the 1919 World Series, huge bets on the Reds fueled speculation that the series had been fixed.
This set the franchise back, as they did not win another pennant for 40 years. The White Sox did not finish in the half of the American League again until after club founder Charles Comiskey died and passed ownership of the club to his son
He won the 1890 batting title with a.336 average for the New York Giants and led the league in hits twice, in his final season he became the sixth major league player to make 2,000 hits. When he retired he ranked fifth in league history in games and at bats, seventh in total bases. After Allegheny folded, he finished the season with Cleveland and broke into the National League with that club in 1879, after playing second and third bases as a rookie, he switched to shortstop permanently in 1880 with Fred Dunlap taking over at second. In 1881 he led the NL in putouts and fielding average for the first time, in 1883, batting third, Glasscock led the team in runs batted in, and paced the NL in fielding again with a.922 average. In mid-1884 he jumped to the Cincinnati Outlaw Reds of the Union Association during that leagues only season of play and he returned to the NL with the St. Louis Maroons for the next two years, becoming team captain. In 1886 he hit.325 and was fifth in the league in doubles and sixth in hits, breaking his own NL record with 43 double plays and again leading the NL in assists and fielding.
The Maroons moved to Indianapolis and became the Indianapolis Hoosiers before the 1887 and he set new major league records for assists and double plays, topping Fennellys totals of 485 and 54 with the previous years Red Stockings. Ollie Beard broke his major league mark with 537 for the 1889 Red Stockings. He was second in doubles and total bases, and was fifth in the league with a career-high 128 runs, furthermore, he led the league in every defensive category. His 246 putouts set a new NL record, breaking John Montgomery Wards 1887 major league record of 226, Glasscock hit for the cycle on August 8 of that year, he managed the team for the last half of the season, posting a 34–32 record. Early in the year, he discovered 17-year-old future Hall of Famer Amos Rusie pitching for a local team. Glasscock had been intending to switch leagues as well, but was expelled from the Brotherhood of Professional Base Ball Players after signing his 1890 contract with Indianapolis and his offensive totals dropped off in seasons, partially as a result of an 1891 hand injury.
In June 1893 he was traded to the Pittsburg Pirates, and he hit.341 over the remainder of the year, finishing with a.320 average and with 100 RBI for the first time. The team finished five games out of first place, the closest he would come to a league title during his major league career. Glasscock left the major leagues with a.290 career batting average,2040 hits,27 home runs,1163 runs,825 runs batted in and 98 triples. He was one of the most difficult players of the 19th century to strike out, germany Smith broke his records for career assists and total chances in 1897, and his mark for games at shortstop in 1898. Herman Long broke his record for putouts in 1898, and his mark for double plays in 1900, tommy Corcoran bettered his career fielding percentage by the end of the 19th century.431 average. After his baseball career ended, he returned to carpentry and he died in Wheeling from a stroke at age 89
George Michael Steinbrenner III was an American businessman who was the principal owner and managing partner of Major League Baseballs New York Yankees. During Steinbrenners 37-year ownership from 1973 to his death in July 2010, the longest in club history and his outspokenness and role in driving up player salaries made him one of the sports most controversial figures. Steinbrenner was involved in the Great Lakes and Gulf Coast shipping industry, known as a hands-on baseball executive, Steinbrenner earned the nickname The Boss. He had a tendency to meddle in daily on-field decisions, former Yankees manager Dallas Green gave him the derisive nickname Manager George. He died after suffering an attack in his Tampa home on the morning of July 13,2010. Steinbrenner was born in Rocky River, the son of Rita. His mother was an Irish immigrant who had changed her name from OHaley to Haley, the elder Steinbrenner became a wealthy shipping magnate who ran the family firm operating freight ships hauling ore and grain on the Great Lakes.
George III was named after his grandfather, George Michael Steinbrenner II. Steinbrenner had two sisters and Judy. Steinbrenner entered Culver Military Academy, in Northern Indiana, in 1944 and he received his B. A. from Williams College in 1952. While at Williams, George was a student who led an active extracurricular life. He was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity and he joined the United States Air Force after graduation, was commissioned a second lieutenant and was stationed at Lockbourne Air Force Base in Columbus, Ohio. Following honorable discharge in 1954, he did post-graduate study at The Ohio State University and he met his wife-to-be, Elizabeth Joan Zieg, in Columbus, and married her on May 12,1956. The couple had two sons and Hal, and two daughters, Jessica Steinbrenner and Jennifer Steinbrenner-Swindal, while studying at Ohio State, he served as a graduate assistant to legendary Buckeye football coach Woody Hayes. The Buckeyes were undefeated national champions that year, and won the Rose Bowl, Steinbrenner served as an assistant football coach at Northwestern University in 1955, and at Purdue University from 1956 to 1957.
Steinbrenner worked hard to revitalize the company, which was suffering hardship during difficult market conditions. In its return to profitability, Kinsman emphasized grain shipments over ore, a few years later, with the help of a loan from a New York bank, Steinbrenner purchased the company from his family. He became part of a group purchased the American Shipbuilding Company