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    1921 Hughie Jennings Original New Service Photograph by Underwood & Underwood, PSA/DNA Type 1. Though Hughie Jennings is best recalled in baseball history for his comical stork-legged pose and battle cry of "Ee-Yah," his was a life steeped in shared tragedy. A bean ball during his playing career and and a 1911 automobile crash from a bridge each left Jennings teetering for days at the brink of death. Best man at his dear friend John McGraw's wedding in 1897, he likewise served as a pallbearer at the young bride's funeral just two years later. It is widely theorized that this physical and emotional trauma, paired with the stress of taking the managerial reins of the New York Giants when McGraw himself fell ill, caused the nervous breakdown which rendered Jennings unable to report to 1926 spring training and ultimately contributed to his 1928 demise.

    Jennings is showing the pose he was famous for on this 8x10" photograph as a coach with the New York Giants. Light surface creasing is visible. The reverse has a paper caption and "Underwood & Underwood" stamp. LOA from PSA/DNA, Type 1.


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