DEC2010: THE 93rd ARTICLE FOR BASEBALL GURU
BILL WHO:WILLIAM FREDERICK BAD BILL DAHLEN:
THE THREE LONGEST HITTING STREAKS IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL WERE BY JOE DIMAGGIO (56), WEE WILLIE KEELER (44), & TY COBB (44). WHO WAS THE FOURTH? HES
LITTLE KNOWN TODAY:
Bill Dahlen should be better known today!
In 1894 he hit in 42 straight games, went 0 for 6 the next day and then went
on to a 28 game hitting streak (hitting in 70 of 71 straight games. He earned
his nickname because of his terrible temper and was ejected 65 times while
manager of the
is buried in The Cemetary of Evergreens in
JACK WHO:JACK QUINN
Jack Quinn holds some very unique records!
He was the oldest player to hit a homerun in the American League. He did it at the age of 44.
Oldest player to start a World Series game He pitched in the World Series at the age of 46.
One of six players to play in a game after the age of 50.
Oldest player to get more than one hit (4) in a season. He was a remarkable 49 years old then.
CANDY WHO:CANDY CUMMINGS
How can you go wrong with a name like Candy Cummings?
He had other attributes as well. First pitcher to win two complete games in the same day.
Rumor has it that he invented the curve ball while watching the movement of seashells when they were thrown in the water.
CLIFF WHO:CLIFF MAPES
Mapes had a vey
undistinguished career in the Major Leagues. He played for just five years
(all in the American league - 3 with the Yankee and one each with the Browns
There is a special place for him in baseball lore though.
is the last man to wear the numbers of two Yankee immortals. When
Mapes was traded to
As a footnote I will add I was a friend of Mapes and that was one thing he was very proud of.