Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Researching

I spent a good chunk of the weekend after Thanksgiving poring through old newspapers (via the Internet) to research Ray Schalk.

There was plenty to be found, including:
  • Appearances in two World Series, including the tainted 1919 (Black Sox) affair.
  • The tributes from some of the game's greats, including Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb and John McGraw, who rated Schalk the game's top catcher.
  • Catching a baseball dropped from the top of Tribune Tower.
  • His retirement endeavors as a college coach and bowling alley proprietor.
And more.

There is plenty of information available for a full biography of this Hall-of-Famer. Full speed ahead!