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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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.

Reindeer Bill Killefer, Philadelphia Phillies, Library of Congress photograph

Bill Killefer

American professional baseball player, coach and manager.

American professional baseball player, coach and manager.

Reindeer Bill Killefer, Philadelphia Phillies, Library of Congress photograph

Killefer was credited with helping the development of such catching standouts as Bob O'Farrell, Gabby Hartnett, Rick Ferrell, and Walker Cooper.

1938 Chicago Cubs season

The 67th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 63rd in the National League and the 23rd at Wrigley Field.

The 67th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 63rd in the National League and the 23rd at Wrigley Field.

On July 20, Wrigley named 37-year-old Gabby Hartnett as the team's player-manager, replacing Charlie Grimm.

Mace Brown

American professional baseball player, scout and coach.

American professional baseball player, scout and coach.

But Gabby Hartnett soon smacked a pitch from Brown over the left-center field wall, giving the Cubs the victory and propelling them into first place.

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.

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

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.

The front gates of All Saints Cemetery

All Saints Cemetery

Cemetery of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, and is located at 700 North River Road, in Des Plaines, Illinois.

Cemetery of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, and is located at 700 North River Road, in Des Plaines, Illinois.

The front gates of All Saints Cemetery
Chapel stained glass showing the Resurrection of Jesus, All Saints Cemetery Community Mausoleum
Thérèse of Lisieux, Community Mausoleum of All Saints Cemetery
Community Mausoleum of All Saints Cemetery
Stained glass commemorating the war dead, Community Mausoleum of All Saints Cemetery
Paul the Apostle, Community Mausoleum of All Saints Cemetery

Gabby Hartnett – (December 20, 1900 – December 20, 1972)

(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