Denton True "Cy" Young (March 29, 1867 – November 4, 1955) was an American baseball player who pitched for five different major league teams from 1890 to 1911. Young was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937. One year after Young's death, the Cy Young Award was created to honor the previous season's best pitcher. During his 22-year career, Young established numerous professional pitching records in the majors, some of which have stood for a century.
Joseph Jefferson Jackson (July 16, 1888 – December 5, 1951), nicknamed "Shoeless Joe", was an American baseball player who played Major League Baseball in the early part of the 20th century. He is remembered for his performance on the field and for his association with the Black Sox Scandal, in which members of the 1919 Chicago White Sox participated in a conspiracy to fix the World Series.
Raymond Johnson Chapman (January 15, 1891 – August 17, 1920) was an American baseball player, spending his entire career as a shortstop for Cleveland. He is the second of only two Major League Baseball players to have died as a result of an injury received in a game (the first was Mike "Doc" Powers in 1909); Chapman was hit in the head by a pitch thrown by Yankees pitcher Carl Mays.
Elmer Harrison Flick (January 11, 1876 - January 9, 1971) was an American player in Major League Baseball from 1898 until 1910. An outfielder known predominantly for his solid batting and speed, Flick was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1963. Born in Bedford, Ohio, Flick joined the Philadelphia Phillies in 1898, filling in for the injured Sam Thompson, and proved himself a capable big leaguer, batting .302 with 8 home runs, 13 triples and 81 RBIs.
Napoléon "Nap" Lajoie [la-ZHWAH, or often la-ZHWAY, per the Canadian French pronunciation; or, as he himself usually pronounced it, LAJ-a-way] (September 5, 1874 – February 7, 1959), also known as Larry Lajoie, was an American major league baseball player of French Canadian descent from Woonsocket, Rhode Island.
John Gladstone Graney (June 10, 1886 – April 20, 1978) was a Canadian left fielder in Major League Baseball who played his entire career with the Cleveland Indians (1908, 1910-1922). He was born in St. Thomas, Ontario. On June 26, 1916, the Cleveland Indians used numbers on their uniforms on an experimental basis in a home game against the White Sox. The numbers, which were worn on the players' uniform sleeves, corresponded with information in the scorecards.
William Joseph Bradley (February 13, 1878 – March 11, 1954) was a third baseman in Major League Baseball. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Bill Bradley was recognized as one of the best third basemen in baseball prior to 1950, along with Jimmy Collins and Pie Traynor. He led American League third basemen in fielding four times, setting a league record of seven putouts in one game in both 1901 and 1909.
Harry H. Davis (July 19, 1873 - August 11, 1947) was a Major League Baseball first baseman and right-handed batter who played for the New York Giants (1895-96), Pittsburgh Pirates (1896-98), Louisville Colonels (1898), Washington Senators (1898-99), Philadelphia Athletics) (1901-11, 1913-17), and Cleveland Naps (1912). Davis was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended Girard College.
James Charles Jacob Bagby, Sr. (October 5, 1889 – July 28, 1954) was an American right-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball. Bagby was the first pitcher to hit a home run in a modern World Series, and one of the last three pitchers to win over 30 games in one season (31-12 in 1920).
Harry Parker Bemis (February 1, 1874 – May 23, 1947) was a catcher in Major League Baseball who played with the Cleveland Naps from 1902 to 1910. He batted right, and threw right. In his nine year career, he batted .255, with five home runs, 569 hits, 234 RBIs, and 214 runs, and 49 stolen bases. Born in Farmington, New Hampshire, Bemis died at his home in Cleveland, Ohio.
Edwin Henry Killian (November 12, 1876 – July 18, 1928), nicknamed "Twilight Ed," was an Major League Baseball pitcher primarily of the Detroit Tigers. Twice a 20 game winner (including a 25-13 season in 1907), Killian's career ERA of 2.38 is tied for 24th best in Major League history, ahead of such legendary pitchers as Cy Young and Grover Cleveland Alexander. Born in Racine, Wisconsin, Killian did not start his first game in the majors until he was age 26.
George Thomas Stovall, nicknamed "Firebrand" (November 23, 1877 in Leeds, Missouri - November 5, 1951 in Burlington, Iowa), was an American first baseman in Major League Baseball with the Cleveland Naps and the St. Louis Browns in the American League, and he also played two seasons with the Kansas City Packers of the short-lived Federal League. He was the manager of the Naps for one season in 1911, and in 1912, he went to the Browns, serving as player/manager for two seasons.
James Thomas "Deacon" McGuire (November 18, 1863 – October 31, 1936) was a catcher, manager and coach in Major League Baseball who spent over a quarter of a century playing professional baseball in a much-traveled career which saw him set several records for durability.
Joseph Leo Birmingham (August 6, 1884 – April 24, 1946) was a baseball player. Birmingham was an outfielder who occasionally played the infield for the Cleveland Naps. He was a mediocre hitter, but he had one of the strongest throwing arms and he was a fine defensive center fielder. He was named the manager of the Naps in 1912 at the age of 28 after Harry Davis was fired, and he stayed at the helm for three more seasons.
Malachi Jeddidiah Kittridge [or Kittredge] (October 12, 1869, Clinton, Massachusetts – June 23, 1928, Gary, Indiana) was a catcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Chicago Colts (1890-97), Louisville Colonels (1898-99), Washington Senators (NL) (1899), Boston Beaneaters (1901-03), Washington Senators (AL) (1903-06) and Cleveland Naps (1906). Kittridge batted and threw right-handed.
John Landis Bassler (June 3, 1895 – June 29, 1979) was a Major League Baseball catcher. Born in Mechanics Grove, Pennsylvania. Bassler played professional baseball from 1913 to 1937, including 9 seasons in the major leagues with the Cleveland Naps and Detroit Tigers. Bassler had a career on base percentage of .416 in his 9 major league seasons, the second highest all time among major league catchers.
Frederick William Alexander "Fritz" Buelow (February 13, 1876 – December 27, 1933) was a catcher in Major League Baseball. Born in Berlin, Germany, Buelow was the first player born in Berlin to play in the major leagues. Buelow got his start in the major leagues after being sold in September 1899 by Detroit of the Western League to the St. Louis Perfectos with Tom Thomas and Pat Dillard. He played nine seasons in the major leagues with the St. Louis Perfectos (1899), St.
John Terrence Slattery (January 6, 1878 - July 17, 1949) was a catcher and first baseman for the Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Naps, Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, and the Washington Senators for parts of four seasons between 1901 and 1909. He was never used regularly, and some of his Major League stops were very short (he played only four games for the Naps). After he retired from professional baseball, he joined the baseball team at Boston College.
Frederick Mitchell "Mysterious" Walker (March 21, 1884, in Utica, Nebraska – February 1, 1958, in Oak Park, Illinois) was a Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher. He is an alumnus of the University of Chicago. Walker made his Major League Baseball debut with the Cincinnati Reds on June 28, 1910, and appeared in his final game on September 29, 1915.
William Henry "Strawberry Bill" Bernhard (March 16, 1871 – March 30, 1949) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. He was born in Clarence, New York. After his playing career ended, he became a manager in the Southern Association. Bernhard died in San Diego, California at the age of 78. His remains were cremated.
Sylveanus Augustus "Vean" Gregg was born April 13, 1885, in Chehalis, Washington. For three years, the left-hander was one of the most dominant pitchers in the major leagues. He started his professional career in Portland, Oregon in 1910 with the Pacific Coast League. He threw 14 shutouts. The next year, he played for the Cleveland Naps, going 23-7 with a league leading 1.80 ERA. In 1912 and 1913, he started 34 games both years with an identical 20-13 record each season.
Cornelius "Neal" Ball (April 22, 1881 – October 15, 1957), the American baseball player, achieved fame on July 19, 1909 when he pulled off the first unassisted triple play in Major League baseball history in a game against the Boston Red Sox. "During the same game, he set another major league record for shortstops. His glove from that game is on exhibit at the Baseball Hall of Fame.