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Three-I LeagueDavenport DavSox (1957–1958) Davenport Tigers (1951–1952) Davenport Quads (1950) Davenport Pirates (1948–1949) Davenport Cubs (1946–1947)Western League Davenport Blue Sox (1934–1937)Mississippi Valley League Davenport Blue Sox (1929–1933)Three-I League Davenport Blue Sox (1913–1916) Davenport Prodigals (1909–1912) Davenport Knickerbockers (1906) Davenp
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1901 In Baseball
The following are the baseball events of the year 1901
1901
throughout the world.List of years in baseball... 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 ...1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904..
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Rube Walker
Albert Bluford "Rube" Walker (May 16, 1926 – December 12, 1992) was an American Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
catcher and longtime pitching coach.Contents1 Career 2 Death 3 Popular culture 4 External linksCareer[edit] A native of Lenoir, North Carolina, Walker was signed by the Chicago Cubs as an amateur free agent in 1944. He made his Major League Baseball debut with the Cubs on April 20, 1948, and appeared in his final game on June 15, 1958. As a Brookyn Dodger, he was behind the plate when Bobby Thomson
Bobby Thomson
hit the "Shot Heard 'Round the World" on October 3, 1951, substituting for Hall of Famer Roy Campanella, who was nursing an injury. After retiring as an active player in June 1958, Walker served out the season as a Los Angeles Dodgers
Los Angeles Dodgers
coach. He then was a minor league manager in the Dodgers' and New York Yankees' farm systems from 1959 through 1964
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Philadelphia A's
The Oakland Athletics, a current Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
franchise, originated in Philadelphia. This article details the history of the Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Athletics, from 1901 to 1954, when they moved to Kansas City.Contents1 The beginning 2 The first dynasty and aftermath 3 The second dynasty (1927–1933) 4 The lean years 5 Final years in Philadelphia 6 ReferencesThe beginning[edit]See also: Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Baseball Wall of Fame (including Philadelphia Athletics inductees from 1978 to 2003) Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Athletics cap logo 1902–1954The Western League had been renamed the American League
American League
in 1900 by league president Bancroft (Ban) Johnson, and declared itself the second major league in 1901
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Earle Mack
As player Philadelphia Athletics
Philadelphia Athletics
(1910–1911, 1914)As coach Philadelphia Athletics
Philadelphia Athletics
(1924–1941, 1943–1946, 1948–1950)Career highlights and awards2x World Series
World Series
champion (1929, 1930)Earle Thaddeus Mack, born Earle Thaddeus McGillicuddy (February 1, 1890 – February 4, 1967), was an American player and coach in Major League Baseball, and, during parts of two seasons, manager of the Philadelphia Athletics
Philadelphia Athletics
when his father, Connie Mack, was too ill to manage. He also became a part-owner of the franchise. His nephew Connie Mack
Connie Mack
III became a U.S. Senator. Mack was born in Spencer, Massachusetts
Spencer, Massachusetts
and attended Niagara University and the University of Notre Dame
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Connie Mack
As PlayerWashington Nationals (1886–1889) Buffalo Bisons (1890) Pittsburgh Pirates
Pittsburgh Pirates
(1891–1896)As Manager Pittsburgh Pirates
Pittsburgh Pirates
(1894–1896)
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St. Louis Browns
The Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
team now known as the Baltimore
Baltimore
Orioles originated in Milwaukee
Milwaukee
as the Milwaukee
Milwaukee
Brewers, and then moved to St. Louis, Missouri, where they played for more than 50 years as the St. Louis
St. Louis
Browns. This article covers the franchise's history in St. Louis, which began when the team moved from Milwaukee
Milwaukee
after the 1901 season and ended with the team's move to Baltimore
Baltimore
after the 1953 season
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Cincinnati Reds
The Cincinnati
Cincinnati
Reds are an American professional baseball team based in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Reds compete in Major League Baseball
Baseball
(MLB) as a member club of the National League
National League
(NL) Central division. They were a charter member of the American Association in 1882 and joined the NL in 1890.[2] The Reds played in the NL West division from 1969 to 1993, before joining the Central division in 1994. They have won five World Series titles, nine NL pennants, one AA pennant, and 10 division titles. The team plays its home games at Great American Ball Park, which opened in 2003 replacing Riverfront Stadium
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Browning Field
Coordinates: 41°29′31″N 90°30′42″W / 41.492081°N 90.511776°W / 41.492081; -90.511776 Browning Park is a park in Moline, Illinois, United States, located at 16th Street and 23rd Avenue. Browning Field has been the home of high school and professional athletic events since 1910. It has hosted athletes such as Babe Ruth
Babe Ruth
and Red Grange.Contents1 Origin and History 2 Moline Plowboys
Moline Plowboys
History 3 Professional Football 4 Major League Baseball
Baseball
Events 5 Notable Plowboys Alumni 6 ReferencesOrigin and History[edit] John T. Browning (1830–1910) was a lawyer who served as the City of Moline's first City Attorney. He was also a two-term State Assemblyman. In his last year of his life, Browning was planning on erecting a memorial to himself on the farmland that he owned when he was convinced by A. M
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Douglas Park (Rock Island)
Douglas
Douglas
may refer to:Contents1 People 2 Places 3 Businesses 4 Hospitals 5 Fiction 6 Plants 7 Animals 8 Sports 9 Things 10 See alsoPeople[edit] Douglas
Douglas
(given name)
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Roy Smalley, Jr.
Roy Frederick Smalley Jr. (June 9, 1926 – October 22, 2011) was a shortstop in Major League Baseball. From 1948 through 1958, Smalley played for the Chicago Cubs
Chicago Cubs
(1948–1953), Milwaukee Braves (1954) and Philadelphia Phillies
Philadelphia Phillies
(1955–1958). He batted and threw right-handed. In an 11-season career, Smalley was a .227 hitter with 61 home runs and 305 RBI in 872 games played. Smalley was the father of major league shortstop Roy Smalley III.Contents1 Career1.1 Chicago Cubs 1.2 Milwaukee Braves 1.3 Philadelphia Phillies 1.4 Return to the minors2 Personal life 3 See also 4 References 5 Further reading 6 External linksCareer[edit] Smalley was signed at age 17 by the Cubs as an amateur free agent out of Springfield Catholic High School. He began his professional career in 1944 with the Los Angeles Angels of the Pacific Coast League, where he batted just .188 in 61 games
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Bob Purkey
Robert Thomas Purkey (July 14, 1929 – March 16, 2008) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
known for his use of the knuckleball. From 1954 through 1966, Purkey played for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Pittsburgh Pirates
(1954–57, 1966), Cincinnati Redlegs/Reds (1958–64) and St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis Cardinals
(1965). In 1974 he was elected to the Cincinnati Reds
Cincinnati Reds
Hall of Fame.Contents1 Pittsburgh Pirates 2 Cincinnati Reds 3 St. Louis and Pittsburgh 4 MLB career 5 After baseball 6 Best season 7 See also 8 External linksPittsburgh Pirates[edit] Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Purkey signed with his hometown Pirates before the 1948 season
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Northwestern League
The Northwestern League was a minor league baseball league that operated from 1883 to 1884, and again from 1886 to 1887.[1] It was founded by Elias Matter in 1883.Contents1 History1.1 1883–1884 1.2 1886–18872 References 3 External linksHistory[edit] 1883–1884[edit] The original teams in the Northwestern League were the Peoria Reds, the Toledo Blue Stockings, the Fort Wayne Hoosiers, the Saginaw Greys, and teams from Bay City, Michigan; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Quincy, Illinois; and Springfield, Illinois. The Blue Stockings won the championship. In 1884, teams from Evansville, Indiana; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Muskegon, Michigan; St. Paul, Minnesota; Stillwater, Minnesota; Terre Haute, Indiana; and Winona, Minnesota joined the league. The new teams included the original Minneapolis Millers
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Frank Thomas (outfielder)
Frank Joseph Thomas (born June 11, 1929) is an American former professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball
Baseball
as a left fielder, first and third baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1951–58), Cincinnati Reds
Cincinnati Reds
(1959), Chicago Cubs
Chicago Cubs
(1960–61, 1966), Milwaukee Braves
Milwaukee Braves
(1961, 1965), New York Mets
New York Mets
(1962–64), Philadelphia Phillies (1964–65), and the Houston Astros
Houston Astros
(1965). He batted and threw right-handed.Contents1 Career 2 Family life 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksCareer[edit] Thomas signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates
Pittsburgh Pirates
as an amateur free agent in 1947. He debuted with the Pirates in 1951
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Vern Law
Vernon Sanders "Vern" Law (born March 12, 1930) is an American former baseball pitcher who played sixteen seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He played in 1950–51 and 1954–67. He batted and threw right-handed and was listed at 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) and 195 pounds (88 kg).[1] Law signed for the Pirates as an amateur free agent in 1948 and played for three of their minor league affiliates until 1950, when he was promoted to the major leagues.[1]Contents1 Playing career 2 Personal life 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksPlaying career[edit] Law was born on March 12, 1930 in Meridian, Idaho. He was signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates
Pittsburgh Pirates
before the 1948 season and spent 1948 and 1949 in the minor leagues.[1][2] Law made his major league debut for the Pirates in 1950. He played one season and then served in the military from 1951 to 1954
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Harvey Kuenn
As player Detroit Tigers
Detroit Tigers
(1952–1959) Cleveland Indians
Cleveland Indians
(1960) San Francisco Giants
San Francisco Giants
(1961–1965) Chicago Cubs
Chicago Cubs
(1965–1966) Philadelphia Phillies
Philadelphia Phillies
(1966)As manager Milwaukee Brewers
Milwaukee Brewers
(1975, 1982–1983)Career highlights and awards10× All-Star (1953–1960²) AL Rookie of the Year
AL Rookie of the Year
(1953) AL batting champion (1959)Harvey Edward Kuenn (December 4, 1930 – February 28, 1988) was an American player, coach, and manager in Major League Baseball
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