"Legends of Baseball"  

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CyYoungLegendsofBaseballFDC1.jpg (33583 bytes)

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Tyrus R. "Ty" Cobb Member of Baseball Hall of Fame. b. Dec. 18, 1886 in Narrows, Banks Co., Ga. Played with the Detroit American League team from 1905 until 1926 and with Philadelphia from 1927-28. He led the American League in batting 12 times and created or equalled more major league records than any other ball player. He retired with 419 major league hits. His all-time high batting average for lifetime is .369. He was one of the first four elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame. He is a member of Royston Lodge No. 426 (now No. 52), joining in 1907 at the age of 21. He received his 32 AASR (NJ) in Detroit on Jan. 25, 1912. He was elected honorary life member of City of Straights Lodge No. 452, Detroit, on May 7, 1921. Joined Moslem Shrine Temple, Detroit, in 1912. A Shrine class was named for him in Newark, N.J. in Dec. 1955. His father, Wm. H. Cobb, was master of Royston Lodge No. 426 from 1899 to 1903 and organized a fine fellowcraft team that traveled over Georgia.

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TraynorLegendsofBaseball1.jpg (34450 bytes)

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Branch Rickey - the baseball executive who signed Jackie Robinson, the first black baseball player, to the Brooklyn Dodgers. b. Dec. 20, 1881 in Stockdale, Ohio. Graduate of Ohio Wesleyan U. in 1904 and 1906. Started his major league career in baseball in 1904 as catcher with the Cincinnati Reds. Was with the St. Louis Browns two years; with the Yankees in 1907; and with the St. Louis Browns as secretary and manager, 1913-15, and vice president and business manager in 1916. H...e became president of the St. Louis Cardinals in 1917 and was manager from 1919-42. From 1942-50 he was president and general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers. From 1950-55 he was vice president and general manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates; was chairman of the board and director from 1955. While with the Cardinals, he won pennants as manager in 1926-28-30-31-34-42, and four world championship pennants. With Brooklyn he won two pennants. Served with U.S. Army overseas in WWI. Was initiated in Tuscan Lodge No. 360, St. Louis, Mo. and dimitted to Montauk Lodge No. 286, Brooklyn, N.Y. on Oct. 2, 1946.

 

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