Gavvy Cravath: From Slugger To Hard Hitting Judge
Andrew Martin (Featured Baseball Writer/Owner baseballhistorian.blogspot.ca)
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Before Babe Ruth, perhaps the most feared power hitter in baseball history was outfielder Gavvy Cravath. Leading his league in home runs in six of his nine full major league seasons during the Dead Ball Era, the right-handed hitter struck fear into the hearts of opposing pitchers across baseball.
Despite his near-Hall of Fame career, it turned out to be his work as a judge after his playing days were over that ended up most defining the intimidating slugger.