This date in Kernels alumni history – October 14, 1905 – John McGraw (Cedar Rapids Canaries – 1891)

This date in Kernels alumni history – October 14, 1905 – John McGraw (Cedar Rapids Canaries – 1891)

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On October 14, 1905, the New York Giants defeated the Philadelphia Athletics 2-0 to win the second World Series under the guidance of Hall of Fame manager John McGraw (Cedar Rapids Canaries – 1891) four games to one. McGraw and the Giants had finished the regular season with a record of 105-48 and easily handled the Athletics in the best of seven series.

John McGraw won ten National League pennants and three World Series titles during his 33 year career playing and managing the Baltimore Orioles and the New York Giants. McGraw finished with a 2763-1948 managerial record. He hit .334 with 13 HR and 463 RBI during his 16 year playing career for the Baltimore Orioles, St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Giants. He led the league in walks and runs scored in 1898 and 1899. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1937.

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