Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Daily Conlon: 307 through 315

Here are todays Daily Conlon cards numbered 307 through 315, and it features former Dodger great "Gentleman" Jake Daubert (located on the top row, on the far left) in a great pinstripe photograph. This card celebrates his 1913 season when he won the Chalmers Award. This was equivalent to the MVP award back then. He batted .350 with 178 hits, a .829 OPS, and a .991 fielding percentage.

Jake Daubert is arguably one of the best ballplayers who isn't already in the Hall of Fame. He batted over .300 for 10 season during the deadball era while being considered one of the best fielding first baseman during his time. Unfortunately, Jake died unexpectantly in 1924 while playing for the Reds. It is thought that a contributing factor in his death was a beaning to the head early that season- one of 8 he experienced throughout his career.

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