Trivia (6)

Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Committee on Baseball Veterans in 1969.

He was a Cincinnati broadcaster for 24 years after his playing career.

Pitched for the New York Giants (1918, 1932), Boston Red Sox (1919 and 1920), New York Yankees (1921-1930), Detroit Tigers (1930 and 1931), Philadelphia A's (1931), Brooklyn Dodgers (1932, 1937-1938), and Pittsburgh Pirates (1933-1937).

Nicknamed "The Merry Mortician" because he worked as an undertaker during the off-season.

Made major league debut on 24 July 1918.

Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 404-405. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998.