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  Gavvy Cravath | BaseballLibrary.com
Cravath was the home run king of the deadball era.
Cravath was a sensation in the Pacific Coast League and the American Association.
Cravath ends the year leading the NL in homers (24), slugging, runs, walks, total bases, and is the only National Leaguer with more than a hundred RBIs (115).
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/ballplayers/C/Cravath_Gavvy.stm   (1026 words)

  
 Gavvy Cravath - SoSH | Boston Red Sox | Red Sox Rumors | Spring Training | Pawtucket Red Sox
Clifford Carlton "Gavvy" Cravath was born on March 23, 1881, in Poway, CA.
Cravath was 27 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 18, 1908, with the Boston Red Sox.
Gavvy was also one of the top walkers of the era, leading the league with 86 walks in 1915 and ranking in the top 5 four other years.
www.sonsofsamhorn.net /wiki/index.php?title=Gavvy_Cravath&redirect=no   (443 words)

  
 SignOnSanDiego.com > Sports -- In history's shadow
The baseballs Clifford Carlton “Gavvy” Cravath hit were dead, and so is he, his deeds as a home run hitter lost in the dust of history.
Cravath, who held the post-1900 career homer record of 119, was managing the Salt Lake City Bees of the Pacific Coast League when his mark was bettered.
Cravath and his wife, Myrtle, who is remembered as one of the first women in California to drive a car, had two daughters.
www.signonsandiego.com /sports/baseball/20060515-9999-lz1s15majmo.html   (932 words)

  
 gavvy's minor leage record - Baseball Fever
Cravath led the National League in home runs six of seven seasons from 1913-19, missing only in 1916.
Cravath's last home run title came in 1919 at the end of the dead ball era when he hit 12 in only 83 games while batting.341.
Gavvy had saved his money while playing baseball and in the early 1920s got in on the ground floor of the real estate boom in Laguna Beace he lived the rest of his life.
www.baseball-fever.com /showthread.php?p=43735   (604 words)

  
 American Association Almanac
Cravath was destined for major league greatness, but his numbers in the American Association are notable as well.
Offensively, Gavvy Cravath returned to form, leading the A.A. with his.363 batting average while walloping 29 home runs, the latter a previously unprecedented figure.
Gavvy Cravath was gone in 1912, but the Millers were the strongest A.A. team offensively, hitting.278 while the league average was.257.
www.americanassociationalmanac.com /minneapolis.php   (829 words)

  
 Legends of the Game
GAVVY CRAVATH Cravath, Clifford Carlton "Cactus" b: 3/23/1881, Escondido, Cal. d: 5/23/63, Laguna Beach, Cal. BR/TR, 5'10.5", 186 lbs.
Gavvy Cravath was the greatest home run hitter in the history of major league baseball setting season and career home run records not broken until the arrival by the 'Sultan of Swat',
Gavvy led the NL in home runs 7 different times and set these records, astonishingly, after reaching the majors at the age of 31.
www.deadball.com /cravath.htm   (119 words)

  
 The Good Phight :: A Philadelphia Phillies Blog
Gavvy then took a 3-1 lead on a 2 run shot in the 4th only to see Elmer plate 1 in the bottom of the 4th and 3 in the 5th to take a 5-3 lead.
Gavvy then took out the big stick and hit back to back shots in the sixth to tie it just to see the momentum slide away as Elmer singled, stole second, moved to third on an error and scored on another single.
Gavvy said this was enough and smacked two more back to back homers in the seventh to plate 3 more runs and go up 8-6.
www.thegoodphight.com /story/2007/1/9/45951/76014   (1684 words)

  
 Drying Off the Spitty 1910s, Part 1:  The Seasons -- The Hardball Times
Gavvy Cravath of the Phillies leads the way, setting a major league record with 30 round-trippers (while driving in 156 runs and batting.367).
Gavvy Cravath matches his 1913 record by slamming 30 home runs again, and for the second straight year, he is hotly pursued: this time it's Vic Saier who hits 29 (despite a lowly.262 batting average).
Gavvy Cravath, at 36 years of age, takes another slugging crown and ties for the league lead in homers (with the pennant-winning Giants' free-swinging Dave Robertson, who hits 19 for the second straight year, despite drawing just 10 walks).
www.hardballtimes.com /daily/article/drying-off-the-spitty-1910s-part-1-the-seasons   (3921 words)

  
 SITT - Gavvy Cravath
Gavvy "Cactus" Cravath was the pre-Babe Ruth home run champ.
That patient streak helped him deal with the wild antics of one Casey Stengel, when be was the Cravath endured a year as Phillie player-manger in 1920.
Actually, the popular Cravath was known as a practical joker who kept his teams loose.
thediamondangle.com /sitt/cravath.html   (366 words)

  
 Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society: Events: Philadelphia Wall of Fame: Clifford Cravath
Clifford "Gavvy" Cravath was unsuccessful in tryouts with three American League teams in 1908-09 before returning to the minors, where he developed into a feared slugger.
When he retired in 1920, Gavvy's career 119 home runs was the all-time record, though it was soon broken by Babe Ruth.
Gavvy, also known as "Cactus," managed the last-place Phillies in 1919 and 1920, before returning to his native California, where he died in 1963.
www.philadelphiaathletics.org /history/cravath.html   (146 words)

  
 WBOY-TV – News for Clarksburg, Fairmont, Morgantown, West Virginia
Cravath was the undisputed home run king of the major leagues and probably the best all-around slugger in the game until the Boston Red Sox moved a certain George Herman Ruth from pitcher to first base midway through the 1918 season.
Cravath putting 24 over the fence for Philadelphia was a very big deal.
Cravath became a justice of the peace in California and a footnote to baseball history.
www.wboy.com /story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=5485   (1273 words)

  
 ehscougars.com > The Cougar Hall of Fame   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
A bronze statue of the late Clifford C. (Gavvy) Cravath stands proudly next to such immortals as Ted Williams in the San Diego Hall of Champions.
Gavvy was inducted into the San Diego Hall in 1985.
Gavvy, who was born in Escondido in 1881, and whose father, A.K. Cravath, was Escondido's first mayor, played football and baseball at EHS before an enviable career with the Boston Red Sox (1908), Washington Senators (1909) and the Phillies (1912-1920).
www.ehscougars.com /sports/hall/hall18.html   (215 words)

  
 MAJOR BASEBALL | FAVORITE NAMES
Cravath led the National League in homers six times between 1912-19, with a high of 24 in 1915.
Cravath also was called Cactus, as though people somehow assumed Gavvy was his real first name.
Thus Gavvy was born, though Cravath always spelled his nickname with one v.
major-smolinski.com /fnC3.html   (1276 words)

  
 BBTF's Hall of Merit Discussion :: Gavvy Cravath
Cravath was almost surely the best player in the American Association, and probably in all of minor league baseball, in 1910-11; both seasons he led the league in almost all offensive categories.
Cravath takes over after that and leads for 7 of the 12 years, but of course played in a notoriously weak league.
Cravath’s minor league records for each season were translated to the major league average environment of that season.
www.baseballthinkfactory.org /files/hall_of_merit/discussion/gavvy_cravath/P200   (4511 words)

  
 Gavvy Cravath Baseball Stats by Baseball Almanac
Gavvy Cravath was born on Wednesday, March 23, 1881, in Poway, California.
His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Gavvy Cravath baseball stats page.
Did you know that you can compare Gavvy Cravath to other rookies who also had their Major League debut during the 1908 American League season?
www.baseball-almanac.com /players/player.php?p=cravaga01   (296 words)

  
 Baseball Prospectus - The Greatest Home Run Hitters of All Time
Think instead, "Cravath finished third in the league in homers in his first full season in the majors", which meant almost exactly the same thing then as it does now.
So we need to bump up Cravath's total by a factor of (162/154), and he inches up to 51.46, which we round off to 51.
So, if the 1912 Gavvy Cravath had played in 1998, it would not be unreasonable to expect him to have it 51 homers.
www.baseballprospectus.com /article.php?articleid=425&mode=print&nocache=1162604980   (3858 words)

  
 Featured Article: What About Gavvy? at Femmefan.com
Cactus Gavvy played his first full big league season in 1912 at the age of 31; old by today's standards, ancient at the turn of the century.
Cravath came in second to Jake Daubert of the Brooklyn Dodgers in the voting for the league's Most Valuable Player Award.
Cravath led the National League in home runs six times between 1913 and 1919 setting the Major League single season record in 1915 with 24.
www.femmefan.com /site/featuredarticles/04_05Season/Hogan04_WhataboutGavvy.htm   (978 words)

  
 Sim Dynasty.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The Philadelphia Gunslingers have sent Gavvy Cravath to the minors.
The Philadelphia Gunslingers have promoted Gavvy Cravath to the major league team.
The Philadelphia Gunslingers have renamed Rip Kuczek to Gavvy Cravath.
www.simdynasty.com /player.jsp?id=125076   (309 words)

  
 This Great Game 1915: The Great Connie Mack Fire Sale
Offensively, the Phillies were shouldered by slugger Gavvy Cravath, whose 24 home runs nearly doubled the runner-up total.
But Cravath was neutralized by stellar Boston pitching, and the Phillies were lucky to split the first two games thanks to a solid outing by Alexander in Game One.
More frustrated was Gavvy Cravath, who at least had the chance to contribute.
www.thisgreatgame.com /1915.html   (1972 words)

  
 Sporting News: Baseball History of the World Series
The Phillies rode the pitching of Grover Cleveland Alexander and the slugging of outfielder Gavvy Cravath to their first National League flag.
Alexander tossed four one-hitters and won 31 games in 1915 (the first of three straight years in which he reached the 30-victory mark).
Cravath slammed 24 home runs -- a major-league high to that point in the century -- and drove in 115 runs.
www.sportingnews.com /archives/worldseries/1915.html   (525 words)

  
 News Weekly and Stock Market Commentary about Finance, Headline News and Wall Street   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Gavvy Cravath.try to say that name without lisping.
Gavvy was a victim of the system that existed in those years.
Gavvy failed to stick in short stints with the Red Sox, Senators
www.stocksandnews.com /searchresults.asp?Id=803&adate=7/25/2001   (2228 words)

  
 Minor League Baseball: History: Top 100 Teams
Gavvy had saved his money while playing baseball and in the early 1920s got in on the ground floor of the real estate boom in Laguna Beach, CA, where he lived the rest of his life.
His nephew, Jeff Cravath, was head football coach at the U. of Southern California in the post-World War II years.
Los Angeles boasted one of the best four-man pitching rotations in PCL history in left-handers Eustace (Doc) Newton and William (Dolly) Gray and right-handers Warren (Rusty) Hall and Joe Corbett.
www.minorleaguebaseball.com /app/milb/history/top100.jsp?idx=29   (4010 words)

  
 WhatIfSports Discussion Forum: Pricing Problems...
And just as a bigger side gripe, that Gavvy Cravath by all rights should rake.
I just built a team partly around Gavvy '13 in a tournament.
As TJ suggests, I think more time will show Gavvy up better -- at least by some if not much.
www.whatifsports.com /forums/threads.asp?ForumID=3&TopicID=137459&PagePosition=1   (212 words)

  
 The Official Site of The Philadelphia Phillies: History: Phillies Timeline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The Phils swept to the pennant with a 90-62 record, leading most of the way and finishing seven games ahead of the defending world champion Boston Braves.
Grover Cleveland Alexander won 31 games and pitched four one-hitters, Erskine Mayer won 21, and Gavvy Cravath (photo at right) set a Major League record with 24 home runs while also leading the league in RBI and runs scored.
And the slugging Cravath won six home run crowns between 1913 and 1919.
www.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/phi/history/timeline03.jsp   (504 words)

  
 History Lecture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
But did you know that Gavvy Cravath, from Escondido, held the home run record before Babe Ruth?
“Before the Babe: the Gavvy Cravath Story” is part of the History Center’s free monthly lecture series.
The History Center is open every Tuesday through Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m.
www.todayslocalnews.com /calendar/events/communityevent.2006-03-08.2322/view?searchterm=Miscellaneous   (82 words)

  
 SportingNews.com presents the official Strat-O-Matic Baseball Online game   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Gavvy Cravath drives in 10 in 21-4 blowout of MAYHEM
He served up 3 gopher balls in 2 and 1/3 innings.
'I didn't feel that good when I came to the park today,' Cravath said.
fantasygames.sportingnews.com /baseball/stratomatic/atg2/league/boxscore.html?group_id=2542&g_id=230   (282 words)

  
 Baseball Almanac - Year In Review : 1915 National League
Unfortunately, "Wildfire" Frank Schulte emerged as the only recipient after leading a Chicago "double-steal" in the first inning.
Cravath slammed 24 home runs - a major-league high to that point in the century - and drove in 115 runs." - The Sporting News
On April 15, 1915, Rube Marquard of the New York Giants walked two, struck out two, and no-hit the Dodgers at the Polo Grounds.
www.baseball-almanac.com /yearly/yr1915n.shtml   (883 words)

  
 Philadelphia Phillies (1883-Present)
Leading the offense was Gavvy Cravath who sets a Major League single season HR record with 24, while leading the league in RBI, and Runs scored.
Cravath's record would stand five years before Babe Ruth claimed the record.
In the World Series the Phillies face the Boston Red Sox.
www.sportsecyclopedia.com /nl/philadelphiaphils/phillies_nn4.html   (6572 words)

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