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JOHN J. MCGRAW, - NY GIANTS MANAGER

John Joseph McGraw, the fiery manager of the New York Giants, was known as "Muggsy" and "Little Napoleon." After eight years in the major leagues as a successful player, he became the manager of the Baltimore Orioles in 1899 and then, in 1902, the New York Giants. He played for both teams while managing them. His last game as a player was in 1906. His record as a manager, with 2,763 victories, earned him a place in the Baseball Hall of Fame. McGraw was frequently ejected from games for his violent outbursts. He criticized his players brutally. McGraw viewed Jim Thorpe as more of an attraction than a player and kept him on the bench for most of the time. Part of McGraw's problem with Jim was that Jim would not tolerate abuse. Reportedly, when Thorpe missed a play and McGraw called him a "dumb Indian," Thorpe got angry and chased his manager around the park. Not long after, Thorpe was traded to another team.

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A Moira Productions Film in association with Datline Productions, 2008, Lillian Lincoln Foundation