RHP 1910-11, 13-16 Red Sox, Yankees , Indians
Marty was an undistinguished righthander who did much better as a vaudevillian (with
Turkey Mike Donlin), newspaperman, and stockbroker. Variety, admiring his fine Irish tenor, called him "the Baseball Caruso."
|FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY|
|» April 14, 1914:
Before 22,000 at the Polo Grounds, the Yankees rock the World Champion Athletics, 8–2, driving Joe Bush from the mound after two innings. With only one starter, Roy Hartzell, back from last year's opening lineup, New York scores four in the first and would have scored another in the 2nd inning but Jeff Sweeney falls rounding 3B. When the burly catcher is helped to his feet by coach and manager Frank Chance, he is declared out by Billy Evans: a new rule prohibits coaches from helping runners. Sweeney redeems himself when he and pitcher Marty McHale pull off a double steal. New York has seven steals, including two by Sweeney and Fritz Maisel, who steals 2B and 3B in the 4th inning. Maisel will swipe 74 bases on the year, while Sweeney will pick up 19, tops for Yankee catchers. |