So, if you saw the blog post I made about cards I found in Cooperstown, you may have seen the last card I posted was the oldest card in my collection - a 1919 Cactus Cravath strip card:
Well, it turns out that Mr. Cravath was quite the character- he lead the National League in Home Runs 6 times in the 1910's.... in 1915 he hit 24 Homers. 24! That's just crazy for 1915.
Gavvy Cravath also has a connection to my hometown. It turns out he played three seasons for the Minneapolis Millers, including a ridiculous season in 1911. He batted .363 with 29 homers, 53(!) Doubles and a total of 221 hits.
"I steal bases with my bat" -- Gavvy Cravath
I guess I'm a Cravath super collector now...