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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 06, 1913, Image 18

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From 1892 to 1897 the team
that always gave Baltimore and
Boston a regular battle, was that
fighting aggregation, the Cleve
land Spiders.
. And one of the strongest spokes
,in the Cleveland wheel was the
hard-hitting shortstop, Edward
L McKean.
On the Cleveland team were
"Pat" Tebeau, "Cupid" Childs,
Jim McGarr, Jim McAleer,
"Crab" Burkett, Blake, "Cy"
Young, "Nig" Cuppy, Jack
O'Connor, "Chief" Zimmer and
McKean at short and Childs at
'second rivaled the Long-Lowe
combination. Childs was short
'and stocky, McKean was a big,
thick-set fellow, and their work
around the keystone, handling
balls and blocking base runners,
was a revelation.
The post-season games in those
days were played between the
team that won the flag and the
runner-up, and Cleveland was al
ways runner-up.
Many claim that the Orioles of
the '90's were the finest team ever
assembled, but in the Temple cup
series of 1895 Cleveland trimmed
them four out of five games. It
is only fair to state, however,
that the next year Baltimore re
versed the decision with four
McKean is in the liquor busi
ness in Cleveland today. From
the time he left the big league in
1900, until 1909, he managed

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