From Davis Helberg at the Cloquet Pine Journal on March 19, 2016, with mention of SABR member Anthony Bush:
One of the most eventful years of the 20th century was 1917.
The United States entered World War I, the U.S. Congress gained its first female representative, the Russian tsar lost his throne — leading to creation of the Soviet Union — and Finland capitalized on the chaos of the Russian Revolution by declaring its independence.
Meanwhile, in less weighty matters, such as major league baseball, the Chicago White Sox won the World Series (their last until 2005), Babe Ruth was still a Boston Red Sox pitcher (he didn’t become a Yankee outfielder until 1920) and Ty Cobb won another American League batting championship, his 10th.
And then there was Harry Wolfe.
He may not have seen much action — just 12 games — but it was recently revealed that Harry (Whitey) Wolfe is buried in Esko, thus becoming the second major league player known to have his grave in Carlton County.
Read the full article here: http://www.pinejournal.com/sports/3989218-esko-grave-holds-ex-major-leaguer
- Related link: Read the SABR biography of Harry Wolfe, by Anthony Bush
Originally published: March 22, 2016. Last Updated: March 22, 2016.