Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Who is this man?

This baseball player won an MVP award. He led his league once in RBI. He was named to the all star team many years in a row and once appeared in over 600 consecutive games. Who is he? If you heard the name, odds are you don't know much more than I wrote here.


  1. How about Frank McCormick? He's the most obscure, pre-TV era MVP I can think of.

  2. Probably McCormick yes who is a famous ironman. I know three might not be considered "many" but if you consider "many" to mean more than two, as I do, this also describes Miguel Tejada.

  3. By the way, I actually do know a few things about McCormick. Took forever to get his chance because Chuck Dressen didn't like him; rescued by Bill McKechnie who realized from day one how good he was; part of a truly great infield with Werber, Frey and Myers; the four were called the "Jungle Cats" and at first Lonny Frey didn't want to let McCormick join the Jungle Cats because he didn't think he was inventive enough; he won them over and Frey gave him the "Wildcat" nickname that stuck with him the rest of his career...