Harry Hooper

Harry Hooper autograph
Birthdate 8/24/1887
Death Date 12/18/1974
Debut Year 1909
Year of Induction 1971
Teams Red Sox, White Sox
Position Right Field

A fine defensive outfielder, Harry Hooper is the only member of four separate Red Sox World Series championships — 1912, 1915, 1916, 1918.

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Christmas Card signed by Harry Hooper

Christmas Card signed by Harry Hooper

This piece originates from the estate of The Glory of their Times author Larry Ritter. Here Harry Hooper sends his warm wishes in the form of this Christmas card. At the bottom of the card, Hooper writes, “Dear Larry R Thanks for card and pencils. I am fine. Harry Hooper”. Ranked as one
Postcard signed by Boston great Harry Hooper

Postcard signed by Boston great Harry Hooper

In a 17-year career that produced 2,466 hits, Harry Hooper was the 12th captain in the history of the Boston Red Sox. Shown here is a postcard photo on which Hooper writes, “Best Wishes To Mr. and Mrs. Mike Kessler Harry Hooper”. After enjoying a dozen years in Boston, Hooper was traded
Harry Hooper signed return address

Harry Hooper signed return address

Harry Hooper provides his autograph here on the return address portion of an envelope. An interesting note about the Boston outfielder: On May 30, 1913 he became the first Major League player to lead off each game of a doubleheader with a home run. Hooper was the leadoff catalyst for

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Inducted into Cooperstown’s Honor Rolls of Baseball in 1946, Bill Carrigan managed Boston to back-to-back World Series titles

August 2nd, 2017

Every summer the baseball world pauses and takes notice as Hall of Fame induction weekend puts the village of Cooperstown on display. Players, managers, executives, owners, and umpires who are deemed worthy receive a plaque and along with it, baseball immortality. The election process during the Hall’s infancy bears little resemblance to today. For the first decade of induction, Cooperstown recognized only its players with the exception of pioneer Henry Chadwick. Wanting to recognize non-playing personnel, the Hall established the Honor Rolls of Baseball in 1946 as a second level of induction. That year the museum’s Permanent Committee voted to include 39 non-players into the Honor Rolls including 11 umpires, 11 executives, 12 sportswriters, and 5 managers. Of the five skippers, four have since gained full induction with plaques in Cooperstown. The lone manager not so recognized is former Red Sox pilot Bill Carrigan. Born in Maine in 1883, Carrigan broke in with Boston in 1906 as a backup catcher. In time he became a favorite of the pitching staff, catching the likes of Cy Young, Bill Dinneen and a young Babe Ruth for the Red Sox. Soon Carrigan was one of the game’s most respected players, earning votes in Most Valuable […]

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