PLAYER: Roger Bresnahan (HOF)
VARIATION: With Bat
TEAM: St. Louis Cardinals
LEAGUE: National League
BACK: Carolina Brights (Ranked 11 of 39)
GRADE: SGC 4.5 VG/EX+ (130) 1010-003
A strong example of St. Louis Cardinals Hall Of Fame catcher Roger Bresnahan. The card features the Carolina Brights advertising reverse (Ranked 11 of 39 in terms of scarcity according to T206 Resource).
“THE DUKE OF TRALEE”
Philip Roger Bresnahan
Born: June 11, 1879 - Toledo, OH
Died: December 4, 1944 - Toledo, OH
Career BA: .279
Managerial Record: 328–432
Washington Senators NL (1897)
Chicago Orphans/Cubs NL (1900, 1913–1914; player/manager: 1915)
Baltimore Orioles AL (1901–1902)
New York Giants NL (1902–1908)
St. Louis Cardinals NL (player/manager: 1909–1912)
Roger Bresnahan, nicknamed the “Duke of Tralee,” was the first catcher ever elected to Cooperstown. The batterymate of the great Christy Mathewson, Bresnahan is credited with improving catching equipment by introducing shin guards worn over his stockings. A very good defensive catcher, solid hitter, and base stealer (212), Bresnahan was considered by many to be the best catcher of that era. He batted a lofty .350 in 1903, and caught 4 shutouts in the 1905 World Series. Bresnahan was a player/manager for the Cards as well as the Cubs, compiling a 328–432 managerial record. He bought the Toledo Iron Men in 1916 and managed them until 1925. He then coached for the Giants and the Tigers before retiring in 1931. Bresnahan was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1945.
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