9 Persons involved with baseball team “Brooklyn Robins”

Bill Doak
baseball, inventor

Real/Birth Name:
William Leopold Doak
Nickname(s):
Spittin' Bill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams St. Louis Cardinals, Brooklyn Robins. Allowed to continue use of spitball after it was outlawed in 1921. Invented improved fielder's glove with lacing between the thumb and first finger.

Bill Wambsganss
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
William Adolph Wambsganss
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Second base. Team Cleveland Indians. Game 5 of the World Series in 1920, against team Brooklyn Robins, he made an unassisted triple play.

Dazzy Vance
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Arthur Vance
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69, 16 days before his 70th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams Brooklyn Robins, Brooklyn Dodgers.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Ernie Lombardi
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Ernesto Natali Lombardi
Nickname(s):
Schnozz
Lumbago
Bocci
The Cyrano of the Iron Mask
Lom
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
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Catcher. Teams Oakland Oaks, Brooklyn Robins, Cincinnati Reds, Boston Braves, New York Giants.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jack Coombs
baseball, coach

Real/Birth Name:
John Wesley Coombs
Nickname(s):
Colby Jack
Jack
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams Philadelphia Athletics, Brooklyn Robins, Detroit Tigers. Coach, team Duke University.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Jigger Statz
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Arnold John Statz
Gender:
Male

Brief Facts:

Team Chicago Cubs 1922-1925. Also team Brooklyn Robins (predecessor to Dodgers).

Lefty O'Doul
baseball, manager

Real/Birth Name:
Francis Joseph O'Doul
Nickname(s):
Frank
Lefty
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Left-handed pitcher, outfielder. Teams San Francisco Seals, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, New York Giants, Philadelphia Phillies, Brooklyn Robins. Now called the Dodgers. Record number of hits in a season, 1929. Instrumental in establishment of baseball in Japan, team Tokyo Giants. Restaurant owner in San Francisco. A non-alcoholic beer is named for him.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Rabbit Maranville
baseball, manager, singer

Real/Birth Name:
Walter James Vincent Maranville
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:
Height:
5 feet 5 inches (165.1 cm)

Brief Facts:

Shortstop. Teams Boston Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs, Brooklyn Robins, St. Louis Cardinals. Known for his antics. Considered excellent at defensive play. Barbershop quartet tenor.

Halls of Fame, Awards, etc.

Sloppy Thurston
baseball

Real/Birth Name:
Hollis John Thurston
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams St. Louis Browns, Chicago White Sox, Washington Senators, Brooklyn Robins, Brooklyn Dodgers. Named for his meticulous appearance.
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