Donnis Pitches Up Some Rhody-centric Baseball History

For baseball fans, historians and baseball historians, I recommend Ian Donnis’ “Play ball, Rhody-style.” Here’s his All-Rhode Island Team:

First base: PAUL KONERKO (Providence)
Second base: DAVEY LOPES (Providence)
Shortstop: JAMES EDWARD “JIMMY” COONEY (Cranston)
Third base: JOE MULVEY (Providence)
Left field: HUGH DUFFY (Cranston)
Center field: ROCCO BALDELLI (Cumberland)
Right field: NAPOLEON LAJOIE (Woonsocket)
Catcher: GABBY HARTNETT (Woonsocket)
Pitcher: ANDY COAKLEY (Providence)
Relief pitcher: CLEM LABINE (Lincoln/Woonsocket)
Manager: NAPOLEAN LAJOIE (Woonsocket) {player/manager, eh?}
General manager: LOU GORMAN (Providence)
Special adviser: JEREMY KAPSTEIN (Providence)

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jd
jd
14 years ago

Jimmy Cooney over Billy Almon??

Scott Bill Hirst
Scott Bill Hirst
14 years ago

Hi!
My late father’s second cousin was Edwin Milby “Eddie” Sawyer who in his lifetime Manager of the Philadelphia Phillies.He was Manager of the Phillies in 1950 when the New York Yankees beat the Phillies 4-0 in that year’s World Series.
Born in Westerly upon his death he bequeathed his body for research.Check out http://www.findagrave.com for his listing under famous persons.The 1950 “Current Biography” has Sawyer’s biography.
Regards,
Scott

Scott Bill Hirst
Scott Bill Hirst
14 years ago

Hi!
My late father’s second cousin was Edwin Milby “Eddie” Sawyer who in his lifetime Manager of the Philadelphia Phillies.He was Manager of the Phillies in 1950 when the New York Yankees beat the Phillies 4-0 in that year’s World Series.
Born in Westerly upon his death he bequeathed his body for research.Check out http://www.findagrave.com for his listing under famous persons.The 1950 “Current Biography” has Sawyer’s biography.
Regards,
Scott

Jon
Jon
14 years ago

Note that Baldelli is a Woonsocket native, too, giving Woonsocket a modern-day addition to its old-time trio.

oz
oz
14 years ago

Andy Coakley for Pitcher?
Check out Chet Nichols from my hometown of Pawtucket. He gets my vote.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chet_Nichols

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