Sport: Mr. Baseball

Robert E. Lee had just won a great victory at Fredericksburg when Cornelius McGillicuddy was born at East Brookfield, Mass, on Dec. 23, 1862. Soon after President Garfield was assassinated on July 2, 1881, Cornelius was beginning to be called Connie Mack, a name that fit handily into a baseball box score. Young Connie was a catcher—one of the young game's best. He was in Pittsburgh as manager of the Pirates when Coxey's Army marched on Washington in 1894; he was manager of Milwaukee in the Western League when Dewey took Manila in 1898....

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