PLAYER: Hughie Jennings (HOF)
VARIATION: One Hand Showing
TEAM: Detroit Tigers
BACK: Tolstoi (Ranked 18/39)
GRADE: SGC 3
A pleasing example of Detroit Tigers Hall Of Fame Infielder and Manager Hughie Jennings featuring the Tolstoi advertising reverse (ranked 18 of 39 in terms of scarcity according to T206 Resource).
The offered example comes from a tremendous find of cards discovered within a fishing tackle and lure box in Minnesota. This find was highlighted by an amazing selection of extremely rare Drum backs featuring Hall Of Famer’s Tris Speaker and Miller Huggins (portrait variation).
Hugh Ambrose Jennings
Born: April 2, 1869 – Pittston, PA
Died: February 1, 1928 – Scranton, PA
Career BA: .311
Managerial Record: 1,131–972
Louisville Colonels NL (1891–1893)
Baltimore Orioles NL (1893–1899)
Brooklyn Superbas NL (1899–1900, 1903)
Philadelphia Phillies NL (1901–1902)
Detroit Tigers AL (1907, 1909, 1912, 1918; manager: 1907–1920)
New York Giants NL (manager: 1924–1925)
One of the most colorful player/managers in the history of the game, Hughie Jennings was known for his famous shouts from the coaching box, earning him the nickname “Ee-Yah.” Although his accomplishments as a player are sometimes overlooked, he batted .335, .386, and .401 over three seasons and played on two National League pennant teams for the Superbas (1899, 1900). He also holds the MLB record for being hit by pitches (287). As a manager, he led the Tigers to three American League pennants (1907, 1908, 1909) and the Giants to the National League pennant in 1924, but his teams never won the big one. Medical issues forced him to retire in 1925. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1945.
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