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  • Randy & Lorraine
    Jun 1, 2001
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      Hey Guy's does any one know if George Burns from Gloversville got his start
      in the local minor leagues??
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Roland Bowers <bowers@...>
      To: <FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Friday, June 01, 2001 7:43 AM
      Subject: Re: [FJGRailroad] Glovers


      > Pete Gray, with his well developed one arm was an excellent bunter, and as
      > you say, he could run like a scalded dog and he also could hit for power.
      I
      > saw him hit one out of the Glovers park and even though he was the enemy,
      > the Glovers fans including myself gave him a standing ovation. The year
      > before he played with Browns, he led the Southern Association in batting
      > averages.
      >
      > I once met George Burns. He ran a pool parlor on South Main Street. I also
      > knew Bud Holmes, a Gloversville native who was an outfielder with the
      Boston
      > Red Sox when Babe Ruth played for Boston.
      >
      > Gloversville had a working agreement with Pittsburgh and I saw the
      > Pittsburgh Pirates play an exhibition game in Glovers Park. The major
      > leaguers all batted cross handed so they wouldn't run up the score too
      much.
      >
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: <psefton@...>
      > To: <FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2001 8:40 PM
      > Subject: [FJGRailroad] Glovers
      >
      >
      > > Wish I'd gotten to see Pete Gray. I was just reading about him in a book
      > > about the St. Louis Browns. As a teamate said, "he could run faster than
      a
      > > scalded dog". And despite having had his arm amputated at the shoulder,
      he
      > > was almost impossible to strike out---in the big leagues he struck out
      11
      > > times in 77 games.
      > >
      > > Did you ever meet the old-time big leaguer who lived in Gloversville
      named
      > > George Burns ? An outfielder, he played in the majors for 15 seasons in
      > the
      > > 'teens and '20's, mainly for John McGraw's Giants, and led the National
      > > League in runs scored 5 or 6 times. I understand he retired to
      > Gloversville
      > > and died there in 1966.
      > >
      > >
      > > Visit Gino's F.J.G.R.R. Page at
      > > http://www.capital.net/~dicarlos/
      > >
      > > Visit The Greater Capital District Railfan Assocation At
      > http://www.trainweb.com/gcdra/
      > >
      > > Visit The Site For Existing Railroad Stations
      > > in New York State at
      > > http://ny.existingstations.com/
      > >
      > > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to
      http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
      > >
      > >
      >
      >
      > Visit Gino's F.J.G.R.R. Page at
      > http://www.capital.net/~dicarlos/
      >
      > Visit The Greater Capital District Railfan Assocation At
      http://www.trainweb.com/gcdra/
      >
      > Visit The Site For Existing Railroad Stations
      > in New York State at
      > http://ny.existingstations.com/
      >
      > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
      >
      >
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