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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 07, 1912, Image 15

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ms BEEN A GREAT BASE RUNNER FOR 25 YEARS
While the country marvels at
the 22-year Gareer of the veteran
jy Young-, Appleton, Wis.,
stands off and says-, "We have
ljim beaten right here on our
ieam. What's the matter with
'Soggy?" ,
And, sure enough, when you
; earch the .records of baseball,
;ou see that George Hogriever,
lanager and outhelder of the Ap
leton club, was playing" ball a
Jill quarter of a centurv ago,
I WKmz "mil
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George Hogriever.
hen most of the present-day of
payers were unborn.
Hogriever, who is today play
ing as fast a game as any of the
youngsters,-he is developing as
(future major leaguers, has been
doing the same thing for the past
125 years in major and big-jnajor
leagues.
Hogriever was recently sent to
the hospital as the result of an
injury sustained while volplaning
for the plate in a desperate effort
to win a game. He has had a
reputation for two ,and a half de
cades as a daring base runner and
he made his reputation because he
loves baseball.
It was 'in 1887 (count back)
that George Hogriever started
playing ball, but his first real en
gagement came in 1888, when he
signed with the Hamilton, O.,
glub, where he played until the
end of the season of 1889. He
went to Ottwnwa, .la., in 1890,
and in mid-season was sold to
Kansas City. He was there in
1891, but the league failed, and
Hogriever went to Appleton,
Wis., and from there to Oshkosh,
in 1892. In 1893 he was in Eas
ton, Pa., and then went to Sioux
City, in the did Western league.
He was sold to Indianapolis in
1894 and played for W. H. Wat
kins until 1900. He was with
Cincinnati for a time and return
ed to Indianapolis and in 1905
was with Des Moines. He was
sold to Pueblo in 19Q8. He went
to Lincoln in 1909. At the end of
1909 he was giyen
lease.
A free agent, Hogriever went
to Appleton and took the man
agement of that team, playing
the outfield for the last three 'sea
sons. To all appearances, "Hog
gy" is good for another five years,
and, as he declares, he intends to
keep on playing until forced to
retire, the chances are he will be
playing when his grandchildren
break into baseball.
his first rer
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