• EveryCubEver

    Larry Corcoran

    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Weeks Historical Events
    Aug 28th, 2023
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    September 1, 1918 For the first time in baseball history, the season was ended a month early, by mutual agreement between baseball and President Wilson. Baseball was hit hard by the World War I. Some of the greatest players were shipped out. Cubs pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander was among them. He ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In Today's Cub Birthday
    Aug 10th, 2023
    ~Larry Corcoran 1859–1891 (White Stockings 1880-1885) In 1880 and 1881, Larry Corcoran was clearly the best pitcher in all of baseball. He was ambidextrous — he once pitched both left-handed and right-handed in a game. But the diminutive Corcoran (only 5’3″, 127 pounds) dominated the rest of th...