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John McGraw Stats & Facts

John McGraw Essentials Positions: Bats: L Throws: R Weight: 155 Born: Year: 1873 in Truxton, NY USA Died: 2 25 1934 in New Rochelle, NY USA Debut: 1891-08-26 Last Game: 6/18/1907 Hall of Fame: Inducted as a Manager in 1937 by...

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John McGraw Stats & Facts

John McGraw Essentials Positions: Bats: R Throws: R 69 Weight: 160 Born: 12 8, 1890 in Intercourse, PA USA Died: 4 27 1967 in Torrance, CA USA Debut: 7/29/1914 Last Game: 7/29/1914 Full Name: John...

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John McGraw arrives in Florida and is installed as president of a real estate development near Bradenton called Pennant Park

1925 – John McGraw arrives in Florida and is installed as president of a real estate development near Bradenton called Pennant Park. With streets named for early New York Giants heroes, and lots offered for $2,500 to $5,000, McGraw hires a fleet of salesmen and heads north. New York newspapers run a series of full-page ads featuring a picture of John McGraw with the bold caption “You’ve followed me, now follow me in real estate.” A year later, the boom will go bust, washed away by two hurricanes. McGraw will incur a loss of $100,000 after paying off close friends, players, and other investors, and will be hounded by creditors.

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Giant manager John McGraw trades two future hall of famers and gets one back

Giant manager John McGraw trades outfielders Casey Stengel and Bill Cunningham along with shortstop Dave Bancroft to the Braves for pitchers Joe Oeschger and Bill Southworth. Although the deal will have little impact for Boston or New York, three of the five players involved in the transaction, Stengel, Bancroft, and Southworth, will become major league managers and will be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

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New York Giants pitcher Phil Douglas is suspended and fined $100 by John McGraw. He writes a letter to St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Les Mann which says in part “I want to leave here, but I want some inducement. I don’t want this guy (McGraw) to win the pennant and I feel if I stay here I win it for him”. Mann gives the letter to manager Branch Rickey who notifies Kenesaw Landis. In Pittsburgh on August 16th‚ Douglas will admit he wrote the letter‚ and Landis will bar him from baseball for life.

New York Giants pitcher Phil Douglas is suspended and fined $100 by John McGraw. He writes a letter to St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Les Mann which says in part “I want to leave here, but I want some inducement. I don’t want this guy (McGraw) to win the pennant and I feel if I stay here I win it for him”. Mann gives the letter to manager Branch Rickey who notifies Kenesaw Landis. In Pittsburgh on August 16th‚ Douglas will admit he wrote the letter‚ and Landis will bar him from baseball for life.

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John McGraw will be indicted for violating the Volstead (Prohibition) Act and charged with assault, but he will be acquitted.

Following an all-night drinking bout and a fight at the Lamb’s Club in New York, John McGraw will be indicted for violating the Volstead (Prohibition) Act and charged with assault, but he will be acquitted. He will also be called to testify in Chicago hearings investigating gambling and bribery among players, including Hal Chase and Heinie Zimmerman.

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John McGraw, Charles A. Stoneham, and Tammany Hall politician Judge Francis X. McQuade buy controlling interest in the New York Giants from the John Brush estate. Having drawn just 265,000 fans in 1918, the club is sold at a bargain price. The three will spend many days in courtrooms fighting among themselves, and fending off government charges about Stoneham’s business practices.

1919 – John McGraw, Charles A. Stoneham, and Tammany Hall politician Judge Francis X. McQuade buy controlling interest in the New York Giants from the John Brush estate. Having drawn just 265,000 fans in 1918, the club is sold at a bargain price. The three will spend many days in courtrooms fighting among themselves, and fending off government charges about Stoneham’s business practices.

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The Miracle Braves play an AM – PM Double Header at Fenway

The Braves and Giants play an A.M.-P.M. twin bill in Boston on Labor Day. To accommodate the crowds, the Braves have moved their home games to Fenway Park, courtesy of owner Joe Lannin: Fenway has triple the seating capacity of the South End Grounds. The two contests draw 74,163 on the day. The Braves, down 4 – 3 to Christy Mathewson in the 9th, storm back for two runs to win the opener. Josh Devore scratches a single, Herb Moran doubles into the crowd ringing the outfield, and Johnny Evers slaps a single that eludes George Burns to drive home the tying and winning runs. Jeff Tesreau wins the nitecap, 10 – 1, and the Giants pile on Lefty Tyler. In the Giants’ 4-run 6th, Fred Snodgrasstakes a pitch on the sleeve to reach first base, thumbing his nose at Tyler along the way. Lefty retaliates by acting out Fred’s 1912 World Series muff. When Snodgrass returns to CF, the crowd is merciless to the point that Boston Mayor James Michael Curley rushes on the field and demands the umpires eject the Giant player. McGraw, worried that Snodgrass might incur an injury, replaces him.

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The Beaneaters and Giants trade shutouts, with Boston beating Joe McGinnity in the opener, 1 – 0, and Christy Mathewson returning the favor, 3 – 0, in the nitecap. The game is scoreless until New York scores a run in the 7th off Vic Willis.

1905 – The Beaneaters and Giants trade shutouts, with Boston beating Joe McGinnity in the opener, 1 – 0, and Christy Mathewson returning the favor, 3 – 0, in the nitecap. The game is scoreless until New York scores a run in the 7th off Vic Willis.

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John McGraw and John Brush say they have no intention of playing a post-season series with the American League champions. “The Giants will not play a post season series with the American League champions. Ban Johnson has not been on the level with me personally, and the American League management has been crooked more than once.” says McGraw. “When we clinch the National League pennant, we’ll be champions of the only real major league.” Ban Johnson fires back: “No thoughtful patron of baseball can weigh seriously the wild vaporings of this discredited player who was canned from the American League.” As the New York Highlanders battle for the AL pennant, local pressure mounts, but Brush, still angry over the inter-league peace treaty, and McGraw, who despises Ban Johnson, are adamant.

John McGraw and John Brush say they have no intention of playing a post-season series with the American League champions. “The Giants will not play a post season series with the American League champions. Ban Johnson has not been on the level with me personally, and the American League management has been crooked more than once.” says McGraw. “When we clinch the National League pennant, we’ll be champions of the only real major league.” Ban Johnson fires back: “No thoughtful patron of baseball can weigh seriously the wild vaporings of this discredited player who was canned from the American League.” As the New York Highlanders battle for the AL pennant, local pressure mounts, but Brush, still angry over the inter-league peace treaty, and McGraw, who despises Ban Johnson, are adamant.

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John Mcgraw lead New York Giants’ 18-game winning streak ends

At Philadelphia’s Huntington Park, the Giants’ 18-game winning streak ends when the Phillies prevail, 6 – 5 in 10 innings. Rookie Bob Hall’s bloop single off reliever Dummy Taylor scores Red Dooin. The Giants’ record is now 53-18, effectively ending the National League race. By September 1, they will lead the Cubs by 15 games.

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John McGraw, the team’s third skipper this season, begins his 30-year tenure as manager of the Giants, losing to Philadelphia at the Polo Grounds, 5-3. The fiery skipper left the fledgling American League Orioles midseason, bringing three key players from Baltimore, first baseman Dan McGann, catcher Roger Bresnahan, and right-hander Joe McGinnity, all who started in today’s game.

John McGraw, the team’s third skipper this season, begins his 30-year tenure as manager of the Giants, losing to Philadelphia at the Polo Grounds, 5-3. The fiery skipper left the fledgling American League Orioles midseason, bringing three key players from Baltimore, first baseman Dan McGann, catcher Roger Bresnahan, and right-hander Joe McGinnity, all who started in today’s game.

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John McGraw starts his 30 year career with the Giants

Giants owner Andrew Freedman announces he has purchased controlling interest in the Baltimore club and releases Dan McGann, Roger Bresnahan, Joe McGinnity, and Jack Cronin to sign with New York. Mike Donlin, Joe Kelley and Cy Seymour go to the Reds, where Kelley will take over as manager. At Cincinnati’s Palace of the Fans, John McGraw begins his 30-year tenure as manager of the Giants in another fallout from the takeover of the Orioles. “Little Napoleon”, the team’s third skipper of the season, loses his debut to the Reds, 7 – 2.

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John McGraw and Wilbert Robinson sign contracts with the Baltimore Orioles of the National League

1900 – John McGraw and Wilbert Robinson sign contracts with the Baltimore Orioles of the National League. When the long-rumored move by Baltimore to disband occurs, the two players are assigned to the Brooklyn Superbas, but they will refuse and sit out the first third of the season instead. Finally, McGraw and Robinson are sold to the St. Louis Cardinals.

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McGraw makes managerial debut

On April 18, 1899, 26-year old John McGraw makes his managerial debut with the Baltimore Orioles of the National League, guiding the team to a 5-3 victory over the New York Giants. McGraw also plays third base for the club, not retiring as a player until several years later.

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Under a joint ownership arrangement, several Baltimore Orioles players are shifted to the Brooklyn Bridegrooms

1899 – Under a joint ownership arrangement, several Baltimore Orioles players are shifted to the Brooklyn Bridegrooms, and that club transfers several to the Orioles. Manager Ned Hanlon takes Willie Keeler, Joe Kelley, Hughie Jennings, and others with him to Brooklyn, while John McGraw and Wilbert Robinson remain in Baltimore to stay close to their businesses there. The powerful new Brooklyn team is now sometimes called the “Superbas”, after a stage show in New York called “Superba” that is produced by the Hanlon brothers (unrelated to Ned Hanlon).

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John McGraw is born in Truxton, New York

1873 – John McGraw is born in Truxton, New York. A fiery third baseman for the 1890s Baltimore Orioles, McGraw will achieve much more recognition as an innovative, autocratic field manager. In his 31 years at the helm of the New York Giants, McGraw’s teams will gain 10 National League pennants, finish second 11 times and take home three World Series trophies. He ranks second all-time with 2,840 wins as a manager. In 1933, he will return from retirement to manage the National League in the very first major league All-Star Game. As a player, he was credited with helping to develop the hit-and-run, the squeeze play and other strategic moves. McGraw will be elected to the Hall of Fame by the Special Veterans Committee in 1937.

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