Re: [FJGRailroad] Glovers
- I think Pete Gray may still be with us. At least, as of a year or so ago, he
was living in the house he was born in in the Pennsylvania coal country.
Doesn't own a phone and largely refuses to talk baseball.
What was George Burns like? I would picture him as a rather rugged character
if he played 10 years for John McGraw. One of his teamates was Christy
Mathewson, who once stayed in Northville. At the Red Schoolhouse Museum,
they have a 1912 registration book from the Northville House Hotel, which
still stands on Main Street. It shows that Christy Mathewson and an
entourage checked in for about a week in the late fall, probably on a
hunting trip. Hope it helped him get over a heartbreaking Giants World
series loss to the Red Sox that year, in which he went 0-2 despite a 1.57
earned run average.