Benny Kauff Baseball Phenom and Outcast

Benny Kauff Baseball Phenom and Outcast

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Benny Kauff was a major league hitter, fielder, and base runner of great talent. He played with the Indianapolis Hoosiers and Brooklyn Tip-Tops, of the short-lived Federal League, in 1914 and 1915. Often compared to Hall of Famer Ty Cobb, Kauff was a multi-talented outfielder, who could hit for power. His career was abbreviated because of a car theft arrest in late 1919. Benny was later acquitted of the charges by a grand jury in New York City. However, baseball commissioner Landis effectively "boycotted" the slugger. Landis told him not to play baseball for the New York Giants again. Benny had been signed by the John McGraw managed Giants after the Federal League folded following 1915. Various court appeals failed, and Kauff was never allowed to play baseball again. He was active for only a portion of the 1920 regular season.
Publisher: [Los Gatos] :, Smashwords Edition,, 2013.
ISBN: 9781301859627
1301859621
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Summary: Benny Kauff was a major league hitter, fielder, and base runner of great talent. He played with the Indianapolis Hoosiers and Brooklyn Tip-Tops, of the short-lived Federal League, in 1914 and 1915. Often compared to Hall of Famer Ty Cobb, Kauff was a multi-talented outfielder, who could hit for power. His career was abbreviated because of a car theft arrest in late 1919. Benny was later acquitted of the charges by a grand jury in New York City. However, baseball commissioner Landis effectively "boycotted" the slugger. Landis told him not to play baseball for the New York Giants again. Benny had been signed by the John McGraw managed Giants after the Federal League folded following 1915. Various court appeals failed, and Kauff was never allowed to play baseball again. He was active for only a portion of the 1920 regular season.

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