was born in in Woonsocket, RI
on December 20,1900 and enjoyed the new century.
I joined the Chicago Cubs in 1922 and when I retired I was
the first catcher to hit 200 career homers and pound 1000
lifetime RBI's. I share the NL record for most consecutive
seasons leading catchers in fielding avg., from 1934 thru
1937. I grabbed six fielding titles and four putout titles.
"Dizzy Dean once said, "If I had that guy to pitch
to all the time, I'd never lose me a game." I was noted
for my powerful throwing arm and rank with baseball's best.
In 1930, I had my best year by blasting 37 homers, 122 RBI's
while batting .339. I helped the Cubs win the pennants
in 1929 and 1932 and played in 6 straight All-Star games.
I won the NL MVP Award in 1935 and again led the Cubs to
the NL Pennant. I became the Chicago Cubs' manager
in 1938 and hit a historic homer in the bottom of the ninth
as darkness set on Wrigley Field to win another pennant
for the Cubs. By the way, I am also in the Hall of
Fame. My nickname will give this "Who Was I?" away.
As a rookie, I did not talk very much, so the sportswriters
called me 'Gabby.'