Grave Story: Frank Bancroft (1846-1921)

Here lies Frank Bancroft, who managed seven different teams in his career, including one of the most remarkable teams of the 19th Century. He also became a successful business manager who instituted several baseball traditions we still hold dear. Bancroft managed the Worcester Ruby Legs (1880), Detroit Wolverines (1881-82), Cleveland Blues (1883), Providence Grays (1884-85), … Continue reading Grave Story: Frank Bancroft (1846-1921)

Grave Story: Harry Stovey

(Note: this story originally appeared on Hall of Very Good.) Here lies Harry Stovey, one of the greatest superstars of the 19th Century. He played for the Worcester Ruby Legs (1880-82), Philadelphia Athletics of the American Association (1883-89), Boston Reds of the Player's League (1890), Boston Beaneaters (1891-92), Baltimore Orioles (1892-93) and Brooklyn Grooms (1893). … Continue reading Grave Story: Harry Stovey