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George Stovall from the Chronology
Jul 29, 1915 - In Kansas City Brookfed pitcher Dan Marion fires a 4-0 shutout. KC's George Stovall and Lee Magee watch from the stands after their altercation with umpire Corcoran. The runin will also cause the postponement Saturday of "George Stovall Day" celebrations.
Nov 2, 1913 - Former St. Louis Browns manager George Stovall is the first ML player to jump to the Federal League signing to manage Kansas City. With glib salesman Jim Gilmore as its president and backed by several millionaires including oil magnate Harry Sinclair and Brooklyn baker Robert Ward the Feds declare open war 2 weeks later by announcing they will not honor the ML's reserve clause. It will prove a long costly struggle similar to the AL's beginnings but with more losers than winners.
May 4, 1913 - Ban Johnson indefinitely suspends Browns player-manager George Stovall for an incident in the game on May 3 involving umpire Charlie Ferguson. Stovall followed the ump off the field grabbed his hat threw it on the ground and spat on it all the time cursing out Ferguson. He then spat his chewing tobacco in the face of the ump. Jimmy Austin will serve as interim manager. Later this month Stovall will be relieved of his managerial duties by Browns' owner Hedges.
May 14, 1911 - More than 15000 turn out for Cleveland's first Sunday game and they see a 14-3 win over the New York Highlanders. George Stovall paces Cleveland with 4 hits.
Oct 7, 1904 - In Cleveland's sweep of a pair 8-1 and 9-0 from host Detroit George Stovall of Cleveland hits his first HR and it comes off his older brother Jesse pitching for Detroit in his last game. It marks the first time one brother gives up a HR to another a feat which will be duplicated by the Ferrells in 1933 and the Niekros in 1976.