Rabbit Maranville

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Birthdate 11/11/1891
Death Date 1/5/1954
Debut Year 1912
Year of Induction 1954
Teams Braves, Cardinals, Cubs, Dodgers, Pirates
Positions Second Base, Shortstop

Shortstop Rabbit Maranville finished his career with 2,605 hits. His 23 seasons in the NL were the most until Pete Rose eclipsed the mark in 1986.

In the collection:

Rabbit Maranville signed government postcard from 10/9/1949

Rabbit Maranville signed government postcard from 10/9/1949

Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1954, Rabbit Maranville set a record by playing 23 seasons in the National League. A career middle infielder, Maranville compiled 2,605 hits and was a key member of the Miracle Braves of 1917. This piece is a government postcard complete with a
Reverse of GPC with 10/9/1949 postmark

Reverse of GPC with 10/9/1949 postmark

Government postcards provide aid to authenticating autographs. Collectors would send a postcard to the desired target. When the autograph returned in the mail it would contain a postmark verifying the exact date and place from where it was mailed. This postmarked reveals a October 9, 1949 from New Y

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