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    John McGraw Original Painting. Known for having fists as quick as his temper, McGraw used every advantage he could get as both a player and manager. He took full advantage of baseball's initial structure that only provided for one umpire, becoming notorious for tripping, blocking, and impeding a baserunner in any way he could while the umpire was distracted by the flight of the ball. His profligacy in employing such tactics may have led to additional umpires being assigned to monitor the basepaths.
    However, even with his success and notoriety as a player, he is most well-known for his record as a manager. His total of 2,763 victories in that capacity ranks second overall behind only Connie Mack. This 10" x 20" original oil painting from artist Grant Smith shows "Little Napoleon intently staring at the field of play.


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    14th-12th Sunday-Sunday
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