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Baseball's Private Hall Of Fame The Ball Player's Ball Players This is the second of a series of articles In which the stars of the national pastime from 1870 throuoh 1939 the span of major league history pick their own all - star teams, and pick the men they actually knew, saw, and played with, by the new decade system. Mr. Hendy, sports historian and record - keeper, has collected more than one hundred all - star teams, each restricted to a decade of baseball, from 1870 - 80 down to 1930 - 40. By JAMES C HENDY tHfliJ b Tht North American Ntwspapr Alliance. Inc. HE consensus: 1890 - i9(H) First base: Fred Tenney, Boston. Second base: Larry Lajoie, Cleveland. Third base: Jimmy Collins, Bus - ton. j Shortstop: Hans Warner, Pitts - period Rusie, Nichols, Dinneen and Lovett. Larry Lajoie names Bid McPhee, of Cincinnati, as his second baseman. Hugh Duffy, the choice for centre Held, gives his vote to Joe Kelly, a Baltimore teammate. ined Tenney picks Cap Anson and Tom Tucker at first base of his fame until ten years later, gets enough votes to win comfortably at shortstop over Herman Long, Hughle Jennings, Bill Dahlen, the old Brooklyn manager, and George Davis, of Cleveland. Clark Griffith, a great pitcher with Chicago in those days, goes sailing into the polls with an a II - The biggest vote of all are poll - J star team of Tenney, Lajoie, Coil - average of all time, In 1894, with .438. Fred Tenney, commenting, calls Kid Nichols, who toiled for the Boston club of the National league, the "best money pitcher" of his day. Buck Ewing, the Giant catcher, though he did his best work some years earlier, gets enough votes to win representation on his second ed by Amos, the Giants' fireball ins, and Wagner in the infield, ..r.h. .....,,. , ,, ,. Keeler. and Bill Lange ,.om ,M0 lqoo V , ourgn. Left field. Ed Delehanty, Phila - who:delphia. Centre field: Hugh Duffy, Bos - ton. Right field: Willie Keeler, Bal - timore 1 Catcher pitcher whose name was synonom - ous with speed until Walter Johnson came along, and Willie Keeler, the scientific batsman who "hit 'em where they ain't," Lajoie, Jim Collins and Young have widespread support, and Wagner, though he did not reach the peak Delehanty, In the outfield, Robinson catching, i T) . . 4 I i , , and Rusie, Young, and Sadie Mc - 1(, ' wui piayers catcher. Mahon pitching. he man whom his contemporaries Wilbert Robinson. Bal - ' tiniove. i Pitcher: Amos Rusie, New York.' Pitcher: Cy Young, Cleveland - 1 Boston. Pitcher: Charles "Kid" Nichols. ' Boston Alternates catcher. Buck Ew - 1 in,;. New York; infielder. Herman: Long, Boston; outfielders, Fred Clarke, Pittsburgh, and Bill Lar.ge Chicago. Those are the ball players', ball , j players of baseball's golden age ine selections oi uie men w ou hw them play and plaed with them, of Clark" Griffith, Jesse Burkett. ; Bob Quinn, Vic Willis. Jack Doyle, Joe Kelley. Jake Virtue. Jack Mc - Corthy, and of Tenney. Lajoie. Young, Rusie and Duffy themselves. It is notable that the vote of jome of these giants of the 'nineties would have been larcer if they had not studiously avoided voting for tnemselvej. Ilmd as It is to imagine leaving C Young off this nll - slar team. Cy Young manages to do it. nam - with Nurse Alice Lofink Ing four other pitchers of the ,adelphia. . I Bill Lange. incidentally, picked "r"'' ". sua suit rtnwm - ' . . her first U - aa nnn nthjir hn . on three ballots, was tne mi ,, ' ," ,,r " baserunner of his time, and Hugh 'V" - ' inn, later Duffv had the highest batting " lne "" - ume manager i" ucsyrraie uoagers 01 Brooklyn. The Baltimore team of the 'ninetiesthe old Orioles produced more masterminds and leaders than any other in history. Robinson, John McGraw, Kid Gleason. and Hughie Jennings played side by side there. Jennings gets four votes at shortstop, and McGraw four votes at third base, but Uncle Robbie is in the van, the catcher of the decade. Tenney calls him "the greatest of all catchers In handling pitchers." Lajoie, In his baDot, recalls an outfielder overlooked by many - Billy Hamilton, who stole mor bases in his career with Philadelphia and Boston than any National leaguer before or after him, 797. Rusie honors Dan Brouthers at first base, but for the most part the first base race Is between Tenney and Cap Anson, with Tenney winning by one vote from Anson, who made our all - star team away back In 1870 - 80. Anson, by the way, was the first man to train a ball club in the south before the season began. It's a great team down the line, good as any decade can pro duce. Duffy. Lajoie. Keeler. Dele hanty, and Wagner all had life - me batting averages of .330 or better. Jimmy Collins is the ball players' third baseman, and Rob - had no peer at handling pit - Lou Nova, who ab - ch'T,AnA, wwh'" th p1",!?" sorbed terrific beat - .,.,. . ..f. M,.Vl, ng In fight with Tony Galento, gets one - eyed view of battle pictures w,, '.,, mou - li to fmnt vour after his release from hospital In Phil - Tnrle Wilbert right out of Valhalla. r r lia anyf C7 :;i - . - rr M t - - d"c - ..v , ,, ? I bet - - ......u.lnajaaaMlfc.:.: - '. - .:.i hie His Clearest ViewOf Fight:

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  1. The Winnipeg Tribune,
  2. 27 Sep 1939, Wed,
  3. Page 14

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