Long Reads: Canadian Russ Ford’s “secret” led to best rookie season in major league history

Russ Ford is in the bottom row, last player on the right in this 1910 New York Highlanders team photo. Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada If you look closely at the 1910 New York Highlanders team photo above, you’ll notice that Russ Ford (bottom row, far right) is... Continue Reading →

Wee Willie Keeler “hit’em where they ain’t” in Toronto

Wee Willie Keeler is best remembered as a prolific slap hitter with the Baltimore Orioles, but the diminutive outfielder played his final professional season with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1911. Lured north of the border by former Baltimore teammate, Joe Kelley, who was managing Toronto’s Eastern League club, the 39-year-old Keeler hit .277 in... Continue Reading →

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