New York Giants|
A Baseball Album
by Richard Bak
Arcadia Publishing, 1999 | ISBN: 0-7385-0337-1
HEINIE GROH | Heinie Groh was originally signed by the Giants and spent the 1912 World Series on the bench. John McGraw suggested Groh's trademark bottle-shaped bat, a thin-handled, heavy-barreled weapon that was perfect for the little third baseman. In 1913, Groh was traded to Cincinnati, where he helped the Reds to a world's championship. Groh returned to the Giants in 1922, just in time to participate in another three World Series. Groh hit .474 in the 1922 World Series. For the rest of his life he carried 474 as his license plate number.
Copyright © 1999 by Richard Bak. Excerpted with permission.