My Collection of Players Associated with Quirky Trivia

by Vvvergeer - 10 cards (Last updated on Jul. 8, 2017)


1. 1912 Hassan Triple Folders T202 #NNO Evers Makes a Safe Slide (Jimmy Archer / Ed Reulbach)


A two for one.
Jimmy Archer fell into a vat of boiling sap when he was 19. Somehow, healing from the burns tightened his arm muscles. So he became one of best throwing catchers in history.
Ed Reulbach, who might belong in the Hall of Fame, is the only pitcher in history to throw two shutouts in one day.
I love this card. Graded because I fear forgeries. My highest graded card at PSA 4.

2. 1933 Goudey #67 Guy Bush


Gave up Babe Ruth's last homerun.
(Also walked more than he struck out over his career, but that's not unique)
Didn't learn the Ruth trivia until I got the card home. My only Goudey at the moment.

3. 1909-11 The American Tobacco Company T206 White Border #NNO Al Bridwell


Punched manager John Mcgraw in the face and got a two game suspension.
Bought this as part of my Merkle's Boner collection, and learned this tidbit.

4. 1927 Exhibits W461 #12 Cliff Heathcote


Traded for Max Flack on May 30, 1922. Not a big deal, except the trade took place between games of a double header. Both players played for both teams that day.
Got this single card in my effort to have a card from every decade cards were produced. Didn't know which Cub to get, so I went with the quirky trivia, which is what started this list.

5. 1911 T205 Gold Border #103 Johnny Kling


Once got 12 straight hits.

6. 1912 Brown Backgrounds T207 #NNO Frank Schulte


First player to ever have 20 doubles, triples, home runs, and stolen bases in one season.

7. 1909-11 The American Tobacco Company T206 White Border #NNO Harry Steinfeldt


Once had a record three sacrifice flies in one game.

8. 1965 Topps #519 Bob Uecker


Is Bob Uecker.

9. 1909-11 The American Tobacco Company T206 White Border #NNO Jack Hayden


Along with Hobe Ferris, the first two teammates ever thrown out of a game for fighting with each other.

10. 1956 Topps #259 Sam Jones


First African-American to throw a no-hitter in the major leagues -- a 4-0 victory for the Cubs over the Pirates. Walked the bases loaded in the ninth, then struck out the side.
Also half of the first all-African-American battery in the major leagues when he took the field with catcher, Quincy Trouppe in 1952.
Also happened to lead the league in walks and strikeouts three times (same years), and wins and ERA in 1959.

Comments

Jul. 9, 2017 - 11:19AM
CollectingAfterDeath

Awesome list V3.  When I talk baseball cards with people, this is the kind of stuff that really interests them.   I like the use of all the different types of vintage cards to make this list.  My one suggestion would be Arlie Latham.  Still holds the record as the oldest player at the age of 49, to record a stolen base in the major leagues.  If I remember the story correctly , he had been hired by John McGraw as a third base coach for the then New York Giants, but was used as a pinch runner when he stole the bag.  Unfortunately, he also holds the record for most errors committed in a career by a third baseman.  He was a colorful character with many more baseball tidbits. 

Jul. 9, 2017 - 12:07PM
Vvvergeer

I'm on it CAD, thanks. The use of different vintage cards is due to the fact that those are the cards I own. I'll add Arlie Latham when I get one of his cards. Still stalking a Max Flack, the other half of the double header trade. Might need a Quincy Trouppe. 

v3

Aug. 28, 2017 - 1:41PM
CollectingAfterDeath

Was watching Ken Burn's documentary about baseball, and the name Rube Waddell came up.  One piece of trivia was, that he performed as an alligator wrestler in the offseason.  He was the opposing pitcher in Cy Young's perfect game in 1904.  Rube also led the league in strikeouts for 6 consecutive seasons from 1902 to 1907, twice topping 300+ Ks.  He would hold that record for southpaws, until Sandy Koufax pitched 3 seasons of 300+ Ks. 

There was a lot more quirky trivia about this guy, so I thought to mention him here.

Aug. 28, 2017 - 5:30PM
Vvvergeer

Thank you! Tough card to get, but I'd love one. 



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