New York Giants|
A Baseball Album
by Richard Bak
Arcadia Publishing, 1999 | ISBN: 0-7385-0337-1
TWO CHIEFS | A couple of Native American stars,
John Meyers of the Giants (left) and
Charlie Bender of the Athletics, pose for the cameras at the 1911 World Series. Both Meyers, a Cahuilla Indian, and Bender, a Chippewa, were inevitably nicknamed "Chief." Note Meyers' dark uniform. "Superstitious McGraw," he recalled, "he had us dressed in black uniforms, because that's the way the Giants had been dressed when they beat the A's in the 1905 World Series."
Copyright © 1999 by Richard Bak. Excerpted with permission.