World War I

Remembering Eddie Grant, who died in World War I after playing under John McGraw

Remembering Eddie Grant, who died in World War I after playing under John McGraw
September 18, 2017 No Comments »

There was always something unusual about Eddie Grant, but he was comfortable with that. He didn’t mind being different. In a brief life that stretched only 35 years and a few months, Grant accomplished many things: scholar, athlete, lawyer, soldier. ... Read More »

Setting the record straight: The last ball caught before World War I

Setting the record straight: The last ball caught before World War I
September 2, 2010 No Comments »

When Detroit fans settled into Navin Field for the traditional Labor Day doubleheader in 1918, they had no idea that they would see a 41-year old coach pitch and get a victory, and that a pharmacist who came to watch ... Read More »