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  1. Fouled Away: The Baseball Tragedy of Hack Wilson by Clifton Blue Parker, 2000-05-01
  2. Hack The Meteoric Life of One of Baseball's First Superstars Hack Wilson by Robert, Gerald Grunska Boone, 1978
  4. Hack: The meteroric life of one of baseball's first superstars, Hack Wilson by Robert S Boone, 1978

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24. The Baseball Boys: Jack "the Hack" Wilson And The Myth Of The No. 2 Hitter (Pira
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During days of yore (OK - 1990), I bought a dice-and-card-based baseball simulation called Pursue the Pennant. My partner here at The Baseball Boys, Eric, and I used to play from time to time, along with our buddy Lando. The game served as a pretty accurate simulation and a fun time. Heck, it even made room for a bunch of crazy plays like hitting a bird with a batted ball. We would sit around the dining room table throwing dice around, making LaRussian pitching changes, and pulling sometimes ill-advised double switches. That game provided a great deal of my strategic knowledge of baseball. In playing Pursue the Pennant, I also continuously made another error. I batted Jay Bell second every time out, which is not so bad, because he was a decent hitter, but I wasted his decency by asking him to bunt and hit-and-run. I sacrificed a good hitter's opportunities by voluntarily turning them into outs. Why? Because that's what a No. 2 hitter does. I know better now. This brings me to the Jack Wilson issue. I've heard some folks calling for Wilson to regularly hit in the second spot and McClendon seems inclined to experiment in just such a vein. The argument seems to be that Wilson can get the bat on the ball and is a good bunter, so he can do the scrappy things like sacrificing and advancing the runner. Add to this the fact that he's hitting 414/419/690, and you've got yourself a nifty No. 2. Let me tell all of you, putting Wilson in the No. 2 spot is FOLLY.

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  • ALL TIME RANKINGS: 19th in BPA (.609), 22nd in SLG (.545), 24th in OPS (.940), 33rd in ISO (.238), 37th in SEC (.389), 47th in OWP (.685), 49th in RC/G (8.02), 53rd in OBA (.395), 54th in HR% (5.13), 97th in AVG (.307), 100th in RCAA (367) SINGLE SEASON RANKINGS: HR tied for 11th (561930); HR% R tied for 23rd (1461930); tied for 77th (1351929); RBI 1st (1911930), tied for 19th (1591929); SLG OPS RC tied for 18th (1931930); RCAA tied for 75th (901930); RC/G TB EBH tied for 19th (971930); ISO SEC BPA SET MAJOR LEAGUE RECORD FOR MOST RBI, SINGLE SEASON: NATIONAL LEAGUE RANKINGS: 9th in BPA (.609), 12th in SLG (.545), OPS (.940); 17th in ISO (.238), 22nd in OBA (.395), 24th in HR% (5.13), 27th in RC/G (8.02), 29th in OWP (.685), 49th in AVG (.307), RCAA (367) SINGLE SEASON NATIONAL LEAGUE RANKINGS: R tied for 8th (1461930), tied for 26th (1351929);

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HACK WILSON5 YEAR STRIKEOUTS LEADERSHIP HACK WILSON* Heinie Sand Kiki Cuyler* Bernie Friberg Jim Bottomley* Gabby Hartnett* Les Bell George Kelly George Grantham Cy Williams Glenn Wright
1925-29 NL HACK WILSON* Kiki Cuyler* Les Bell Bernie Friberg Jim Bottomley* Heinie Sand George Kelly Rogers Hornsby* Chick Hafey* Travis Jackson
MAJOR LEAGUES NATIONAL LEAGUE HACK WILSON* Babe Ruth* Lou Gehrig* Tony Lazzeri* Kiki Cuyler* Bob Meusel Jim Bottomley* Les Bell Babe Herman* Bernie Friberg HACK WILSON* Kiki Cuyler* Jim Bottomley* Les Bell Babe Herman* Bernie Friberg Chick Hafey* George Grantham Taylor Douthit George Kelly
MAJOR LEAGUES NATIONAL LEAGUE HACK WILSON* Babe Ruth* Lou Gehrig* Tony Lazzeri* Jimmie Foxx* Kiki Cuyler* Woody English Del Bissonette Babe Herman* Red Kress HACK WILSON* Kiki Cuyler* Woody English Del Bissonette Babe Herman* Chick Hafey* George Grantham Jim Bottomley* Glenn Wright Taylor Douthit
MAJOR LEAGUES NATIONAL LEAGUE HACK WILSON* Jimmie Foxx* Babe Ruth* Woody English Tony Lazzeri* Lou Gehrig* Red Kress Kiki Cuyler* Del Bissonette Babe Herman* HACK WILSON* Woody English Kiki Cuyler* Del Bissonette Babe Herman* Chuck Klein George Grantham Glenn Wright Pinky Whitney Chick Hafey*
1929-33 NL HACK WILSON* Woody English Wally Berger* Babe Herman* Chuck Klein Kiki Cuyler* Gabby Hartnett* George Watkins George Grantham Pinky Whitney
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Biographies Sports Personalities U - Z Hack Wilson Born: Apr. 26, 1900 Baseball as a Chicago Cub, he produced one of baseball's most outstanding seasons in 1930 with 56 home runs, .356 batting average, 105 walks and, most amazingly, a major league record 191 RBIs that still stands; finished career with 1,461 hits, 244 homers, 1,062 RBIs; member of Baseball Hall of Fame. Died: Nov. 23, 1948
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He was all muscle: a barrel-chested powerhouse with blacksmith arms, and bulging thighs and calves on short legs that tapered to tiny feet. He had an 18" collar and size #6 shoe. Hack Wilson was a physical oddity in baseball and a physical phenomenon. Sporting 195 pounds on a 5'6" frame he was the prototype for a slugger in the new age of the lively ball.....a man who swung first and asked questions later! A man who was the perfect fit for the roaring twenties when excess were never considered to be too excessive, he was a man of extremes. There are two reasons for his is that it was from George Hackenschmidt, an old-time wrestler, or from a resemblance to Lawrence H. "Hack" Miller, a player who preceded him in on the Cubs. Either way, the name was a perfect fit. The Cubs got Wilson from the Giants because of a clerical error. Sent by the Giants to their farm team at Toledo (AA) he was acquired in a postseason draft by the Cubs for $5,000. Giant protests to Commissioner Landis were denied and from that point on Wilson's career went on a rollercoaster ride. Batting cleanup in the Cubs' awesome lineup of hitters, he became one of the NL's most feared hitters.

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Elisabeth Sherwin gizmo@ In 1930, Chicago Cub Hack Wilson enjoyed one of baseball’s finest seasons ever, driving in 191 runs while hitting 56 homers, setting new records. Yet four years later Wilson was out of professional baseball. He died penniless at age 48 and few baseball fans today remember Hack Wilson. Local sportswriter Clifton Parker remembered Wilson. Parker has written a book called "Fouled Away: The Baseball Tragedy of Hack Wilson" (McFarland, $29.50, 2000). Parker grew up in Pittsburgh, Pa., in the same part of the country as Wilson. A graduate of Penn State and the University of Florida, Parker has always been a baseball fan. He is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research, a group devoted to statistical and historical research. "I could never hit a curve so I became a writer," he said. He ran his own business in Davis for several years, Parker Public Relations, and wrote some fantasy fiction on the side. "You find a link between fantasy and baseball," he said in a statement few coaches would dispute.

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except Babe Ruth in 1930, but he died penniless in Baltimore in 1948. hack wilson was inducted into baseball s Hall of Fame in 1979.
Chuck Tanner Chuck Tanner, with Mayor Francis Rogan and Mrs. Tanner at his side, waves to well-wishers at a parade in his honor after the 1979 World Series victory. Police estimated the crowd at well over 50,000. (Photo Courtesy of Francis Rogan). THE ALLEN BROTHERS The Allen brothers excelled at basketball at Wampum High School during the years when their teams were winning local and state championships. They went on to play major league baseball, the only brothers from Lawrence County to do so. Richie Allen Richie "Dick" Allen finished his basketball career (1955-59) as Lawrence County's third all-time high scorer, with 1,931 points. As a minor league baseball player with Little Rock, Ark. in 1960, he was the first African-American to play in the Philadelphia Phillies organization. With the Chicago White Sox in 1972 under Manager Chuck Tanner, he was named the American League's Most Valuable Player, after leading the league with a .308 batting average, hitting 37 home runs and 28 doubles and batting in 133 runs. Harold Allen Harold Allen scored 1,259 points for Wampum's basketball team from 1956 to 1958. He played professional baseball for the Washington Senators and Chicago White Sox.

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For most of the past four decades, the Cubs have been riding roughshod, but it wasn't always so. During Stan Hack's 16 years with the club, they played in four World Series, and the happy-go-lucky hot corner man was a big part of that success. He was the top lead-off batter of the 1930's, scoring at least 100 runs seven times. He was a smooth fielder, with an accurate if not shotgun arm. Stan Hack had a lifetime average of .301 and hit .348 in those World Series. He was a great bunter, and twice led the league in steals. Unlike most hitters of that era, Hack hit well to all fields. The Cubs of that era were fairly stable; first base was Charley Grimm, followed by Phil Cavaretta, both Chicago legends (Grimm managed during much of Hack's career), Billy Herman, who came up about the same time as Hack at second, Billy Jurges at short and Hack at third. What do you think of this article?

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40. Wilson's Lost RBI Has Historians Bothered
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Unless you understand what it means to give Wilson another RBI in 1930. That's the season when he gathered a major-league record 190, according to nearly every book in print since then. It should be 191, says a group of baseball researchers who have put a Cooperstown man in charge of getting baseball to accept the new total.
"I think it's important that everything that happens in baseball should be kept very accurately," said Clifford Kachline, a former historian for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. And Juan Gonzalez of the Texas Rangers threatening the record this year is all the more reason to make the change now, he said.
"With Gonzalez having a possibility," Kachline said, "it would be totally unfair to change the record afterward, that is, change the error, when it was known beforehand."
At its annual convention in San Francisco last week, the Society for American Baseball Research's records committee asked Kachline, 76, to go forward with lobbying baseball and the major statistics houses that follow it to change the number.

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