John McGraw

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Noun1.John McGraw - United States baseball player and manager (1873-1934)
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NEW YORK Bruce Bochy joined John McGraw as the only Giants managers to win 1,000 regular-season games when San Francisco defeat the New York Mets 9-3 Tuesday night behind Stephen Vogt's tiebreaking, two-run double in the 10th inning.
The late John McGraw, Connie Mack, Leo Durocher, Eddie Sawyer, Billy Southworth--all the great managers, past and present, rolled into one--couldn't take an inadequate squad and perform any pennant miracles.
GB Cubs 99 55 .643 -- Giants 98 56 .636 1 Pirates 98 56 .636 1 The Pirates' season and place in the race has largely been forgotten--partly because New York and Chicago were larger media centers, partly because managers John McGraw of the Giants and Frank Chance of the Cubs were such dominant personalities, and partly because the fierce Giants-Cubs rivalry came together in the Merkle controversy.
He describes which ethnic groups played the game and influenced the sport, including the Irish, British, and African Americans, and individuals like Octavius Catto, Lipman Pike, Ted Sullivan, Charlie Comiskey, Connie Mack, Ned Hanlon, and John McGraw. He also looks at early baseball managers and captains and their influence on each other, the earnings and occupations of players, the careers of sports manufacturers Al Reach and Ben Shibe, player intemperance and misogynistic behavior, the character and culture of spectators, and where the game was played, as well as why 19th-century players were neglected by baseballAEs Hall of Fame selectors.
"This total transformation of the Piccadilly complex is unique and Union Township welcomes the investment into our community," commented Union Township Board of Trustees Chairman John McGraw back in March.
In a ( now famous video clip , 78-year-old John McGraw punched 26-year-old Rakeem Jones as he was being led out of the venue.
John McGraw and other star players cut bases and exhibited aggressive behavior to intimidate opponents.
The historian Maury Klein takes a more meticulous approach in Stealing Games: How John McGraw Transformed Baseball with the 1911 New York Giants (Bloomsbury, $28, 400 pages, ISBN 9781632860248).
From 1908-12, he played semi-pro ball, and even ventured to spring training in 1913 to try out for the two-time defending National League champion New York Giants, but broke his arm (Manager John McGraw's Gothamites went on to win their third straight pennant without him).
This week, he told reporters he has asked his staff to look into paying the legal fees for John McGraw, the Linden, N.C., man seen on film punching a protester in the face.
John McGraw, who later said that next time "we might have to kill him," was charged with assault, battery and disorderly conduct for the sucker-punch.