Anthony Burbatt at Wrigley Roster Jenga continues to add to his Cubs collection with the Ars Longa Diamond Heads ’15 card for Hank O’Day.
O’Day managed the Cubs for just one year, 1914, to a record of 78-76. He then returned to umpiring in the National League the following year. O’Day’s managerial career (he also managed the Cincinnati Reds in 1912) established a unique baseball achievement that is unlikely to ever be duplicated: O’Day is the only person to ever play, manage and umpire in the National League and the feat has never been accomplished in the American League.
With this blog post, Mr. Burbatt also discusses his venturing deeper into Chicago baseball history beyond his beloved Cubs by acquiring the Ars Longa Beginnings: 1880s card for Jim McCauley of the Chicago Maroons. The Maroons are a largely forgotten minor league team that played in the Western Association in 1888.
Check out the blog post here.