It was 103 years ago. To some, it seems as if it were yesterday. The 1906 Chicago Cubs won 116 games while losing a mere 36 for a .763 winning percentage. There aren't many individuals who could name the 1906 Cubs lineup or pitching staff. How fleeting is fame. Manager and First Baseman Frank Chance, the Peerless Leader Frank Chance played first base. He batted .319, tied for the National League in slugging average with teammate Harry Steinfeldt (.430), and led the league with 59 stolen bases. Chance also managed the team. Yes, there used to be position called "playing manager." The Last Playing Manager
Baseball's last playing manager had more career hits than Ty Cobb. Like Cobb, Pete Rose was involved with gamblers, but unlike Cobb, Rose is not allowed to become a memb ...
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