Famous Baseball Players in Baseball History
Geo. Moriarity/Ty Cobb on a Hassan Triple Folder Baseball Players Card
CREATED/PUBLISHED 1912 Reverse Side of Card is below
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The Famous "Green Box"
What's a green box and why is it so famous? Well, just like a baseball dugout, that's where the stories are told. The "Green Box" appeared on the Baseball Historian web site during our inception back in 1999 and has been holding kangaroo court ever since. Enjoy the stories...
|Baseball's Dead Ball Era 1870s-1920s |
|Baseball during the dead ball era at the turn of the century was played in a rough and tumble style. The pitchers and infielders dominated every game as the dead ball made most balls hit stay in the infield. Base-runners would steam-roll into bases or slide with spikes flying high. Baseball was considered a contact sport not unlike our current football. Twenty years after he retired, Ty Cobb said, 'When I began playing the game was as gentlemanly as a kick in the crotch'. |
Baseballhistorian.com research dept. Green Boxes