Gabby Hartnett

Hartnett, circa 1925
Hartnett's plaque at the Baseball Hall of Fame
Hartnett's grave at All Saints Cemetery

American professional baseball player and manager.

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Dean on the cover of Time magazine in 1935

Dizzy Dean

American professional baseball pitcher.

American professional baseball pitcher.

Dean on the cover of Time magazine in 1935
Dizzy Dean 1933 Goudey baseball card.
Dizzy Dean's plaque at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

The victory cut the Pirates' lead to a half game and, set the stage for one of baseball's most memorable moments when in the next game of the series, Cubs player-manager, Gabby Hartnett, hit his famous "Homer in the Gloamin'" to put the Cubs into first place.

Chicago Cubs

American professional baseball team based in Chicago.

American professional baseball team based in Chicago.

The 1876 White Stockings won the NL championship.
The 1906 Cubs won a record 116 of 154 games. They then won back-to-back World Series titles in 1907–08.
1913 Chicago Cubs
Hall of Famer Hack Wilson
Club logo (1927–1936)
Cubs logo (1941–1945)
A sports-related curse that was supposedly placed on the Chicago Cubs by Billy Goat Tavern owner William Sianis during Game 4 of the 1945 World Series.
Ernie Banks ("Mr. Cub")
Ryne Sandberg set numerous league and club records in his career and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2005.
Andre Dawson, 5× All-Star and 1987 NL MVP during tenure in Chicago
Sammy Sosa was the captain of the Chicago Cubs during his tenure with the team.
Kerry Wood, along with Mark Prior, led the Cubs' rotation in 2003.
Dempster emerged in 2004 and became the Cubs' regular closer.
Alfonso Soriano signed with the club in 2007.
Carlos Zambrano warming up before a game
Starlin Castro during his 2010 rookie season
One of two Cubs building blocks, Anthony Rizzo, swinging in the box
The Cubs celebrate after winning the 2016 World Series.
2016 Champions visit the White House in June 2017.
Clark (left) with the Oriole Bird
Ron Santo
Billy Williams
Ferguson Jenkins
Kiki Cuyler
Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown
Harry Caray

That 1930 club, which boasted six eventual hall of fame members (Wilson, Gabby Hartnett, Rogers Hornsby, George "High Pockets" Kelly, Kiki Cuyler and manager Joe McCarthy) established the current team batting average record of .309.

Woonsocket, Rhode Island

City in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States.

City in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States.

Woonsocket District Courthouse, built in 1894
Woonsocket from the East, 1886 engraving
Woonsocket Medical Corporation, founded in 1839 by Dr. Seth Arnold
Woonsocket in 1855
Woonsocket, 1886 engraving

Gabby Hartnett, baseball player and manager

(C) Catcher's position behind home plate

Catcher

Position for a baseball or softball player.

Position for a baseball or softball player.

(C) Catcher's position behind home plate
Uni-President Lions catcher Kao Chih-kang preparing for a game
Catcher Matt Wieters blocks runner Derek Jeter from tagging home plate.
1904 US Patent for Catcher Protective Equipment
A catcher in customary squatting position (wearing a "hockey-style" mask) prepares to receive a pitch.
Vic Willis wearing an old-fashioned catcher's mask.

Gabby Hartnett

Netherlandish Proverbs by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1559

Homer in the Gloamin'

Netherlandish Proverbs by Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1559

The Homer in the Gloamin' is one of the most famous home runs in baseball folklore, hit by Gabby Hartnett of the Chicago Cubs near the end of the 1938 Major League Baseball season.

A still of Ruth pointing during the at-bat. Root's back is turned to Ruth at that moment.

Babe Ruth's called shot

Much-debated moment in baseball history, the home run was hit by Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees in the fifth inning of Game 3 of the 1932 World Series, held on October 1, 1932, at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

Much-debated moment in baseball history, the home run was hit by Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees in the fifth inning of Game 3 of the 1932 World Series, held on October 1, 1932, at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

A still of Ruth pointing during the at-bat. Root's back is turned to Ruth at that moment.
The Baby Ruth sign outside Wrigley Field, as seen during the 1935 World Series, three years after the "Called Shot." Note the 440-foot marker in the center field corner. Ruth's hit went to the right of it and farther back.

Root's teammate, catcher Gabby Hartnett, also denied that Ruth called the shot.

Ruth is congratulated by Gehrig after hitting his "called shot." Gabby Hartnett, the Cubs catcher, watches.

1932 World Series

Four-game sweep by the American League champions New York Yankees over the National League champions Chicago Cubs.

Four-game sweep by the American League champions New York Yankees over the National League champions Chicago Cubs.

Ruth is congratulated by Gehrig after hitting his "called shot." Gabby Hartnett, the Cubs catcher, watches.

In the eighth, Gabby Hartnett hit a leadoff double and scored on Mark Koenig's triple.

Hank Greenberg, Hall of Famer and 2-time MVP

1935 World Series

The 1935 World Series featured the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago Cubs, with the Tigers winning in six games for their first championship in five Series appearances.

The 1935 World Series featured the Detroit Tigers and the Chicago Cubs, with the Tigers winning in six games for their first championship in five Series appearances.

Hank Greenberg, Hall of Famer and 2-time MVP

In Game 2, Greenberg collided with Cubs catcher Gabby Hartnett and broke his wrist, sidelining him for the rest of the Series.

Al López

Spanish-American professional baseball catcher and manager.

Spanish-American professional baseball catcher and manager.

López in 1965
López, circa 1966
Al López's plaque at the Baseball Hall of Fame
Al López (at left) with Ronald Reagan and Walter Alston, 1982

In, López surpassed Gabby Hartnett's major league record for career games as a catcher, and when he retired after the 1947 season, his major league record for games caught stood at 1,918.

Grimm with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1921

Charlie Grimm

American professional baseball player and manager.

American professional baseball player and manager.

Grimm with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1921
A 1933 Goudey baseball card of Charlie Grimm as a member of the Chicago Cubs.

The team was 45–36 when owner P. K. Wrigley moved Grimm to the broadcast booth and named catcher Gabby Hartnett as player-manager.