Rabbit Maranville

Rabbit Maranville
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.

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Rabbit Maranville was one of baseball's most colorful characters

Rabbit Maranville was one of baseball's most colorful characters

Rabbit Maranville was one of baseball’s most colorful characters – and a darn good ball player. Author Frank Russo wrote of Maranville’s stunts. According to Russo Rabbit enjoyed throwing lit firecrackers, stepping out on ledges of his hotel rooms, and swallowing goldfish. He simpl
Postmarks provide context to where and when the signature originates

Postmarks provide context to where and when the signature originates

Government postcards provide aid to authenticating autographs. To obtain signatures, collectors sent a postcard to the desired target. When the autograph returned in the mail it contained a postmark verifying the exact date and place from where it was mailed. This postmarked reveals a October 9, 194

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