Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Monday, January 04, 2010

Correcting History

In July of 2006, a man named Joseph Preston “Pete” Hill, born in Pittsburgh, Pa. in 1880, was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. Among numerous accolades, Pete was called, “one of the greatest line-drive hitters of his era.”
[...]
His induction ceremony was witnessed only by strangers present to share the glory of some other inductee. The few die-hard aficionados who recognized his achievements, despite knowing little of his personal life were more than a little puzzled and began to ask questions.

Their research was extremely thorough and led to a remarkable discovery: the man inducted in 2006, indeed was “Pete” Hill, but his real name was John, not Joseph, his birthdate was not 1880 and he was not born in Pittsburgh.

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: January 04, 2010 at 10:00 PM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: negro leagues, pirates

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. OCF Posted: January 05, 2010 at 12:35 AM (#3427682)
Just putting in a link to his HoM discussion thread. KJOK and Gary A seem to be discussing exactly this at the end of that thread.

Edit: my link is the same as Vlad's link; you don't have to check both.
   2. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: January 05, 2010 at 12:40 AM (#3427688)
HOM thread on Hill.
   3. EddieA Posted: January 05, 2010 at 01:48 AM (#3427753)
Great work.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Randy Jones
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT: NFL/NHL thread
(11751 - 8:03am, Feb 01)
Last: GordonShumway

NewsblogOT: NBC.news: Valve isn’t making one gaming console, but multiple ‘Steam machines’
(1510 - 6:03am, Feb 01)
Last: Swedish Chef

NewsblogPuig says Cardinals are Dodgers' biggest adversary
(24 - 3:39am, Feb 01)
Last: Batman

NewsblogA cut above: Best tools of Top 100 Prospects list | MLB.com
(3 - 2:04am, Feb 01)
Last: Dog on the sidewalk

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - January 2015
(1723 - 1:34am, Feb 01)
Last: vagab0nd (no longer an outl13r)

NewsblogJohn D'Acquisto Remembers the Late Charlie Williams
(10 - 12:41am, Feb 01)
Last: Jose Canusee

NewsblogOT - Politics January 2015 - Mario Cuomo, New York Governor and Minor League Ballplayer, Dies at 82
(4322 - 12:19am, Feb 01)
Last: Dog on the sidewalk

NewsblogPitchfork: Jack White Gets His Own Baseball Card
(262 - 12:16am, Feb 01)
Last: toratoratora

NewsblogOT: Soccer January 2015
(425 - 11:39pm, Jan 31)
Last: The Kentucky Gentleman, Mark Edward

NewsblogIs old school Pat Gillick the right man for his new job?
(43 - 10:24pm, Jan 31)
Last: bbmck

NewsblogBILL JAMES ON FIELDING, PART 7
(20 - 10:03pm, Jan 31)
Last: Downtown Bookie

NewsblogWhere does the Mets' future lay? A look at the farm system and prospects | NJ.com
(3 - 9:50pm, Jan 31)
Last: Downtown Bookie

NewsblogCuban infielder Moncada clears government hurdle | MLB.com
(8 - 9:37pm, Jan 31)
Last: odds are meatwad is drunk

NewsblogBaseball America: From The BA Archives: The Great Debate
(14 - 6:55pm, Jan 31)
Last: zfan

NewsblogBreaking down MLB.com's Top 100 Prospects | MLB.com
(2 - 5:47pm, Jan 31)
Last: Dog on the sidewalk

Page rendered in 0.1633 seconds
48 querie(s) executed