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John McGraw

John McGraw

John Joseph McGraw, nicknamed "Little Napoleon" and "Muggsy", was a Major League Baseball player and long-time manager of the New York Giants. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937. Much lauded as a player, McGraw was one of the standard-bearers of dead-ball era baseball. Known for having fists as quick as his temper, McGraw used every advantage he could get as both a player and manager. He took full advantage of baseball's initial structure that only provided for one umpire, becoming notorious for tripping, blocking and impeding a baserunner in any way he could while the umpire was distracted by the flight of the ball. His profligacy in employing such ... more on Wikipedia

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