April 7, 1873 in History
John McGraw, born in Truxton, New York, MLB player and manager of the New York Giants, nicknamed 'Little Napoleon'

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John McGraw History:
February 25, 1934 - John McGraw, manager (New York Giants), dies at 60
July 3, 1932 - John McGraw retires from baseball
June 3, 1932 - John McGraw, who came to New York in 1902, resigns as manager of Giants
March 27, 1931 - John McGraw says night baseball will not catch on
December 17, 1928 - John McGraw backs NL President John Heydler's designated hitter idea
May 14, 1928 - John McGraw is knocked down by a taxicab and suffers a broken leg
September 25, 1922 - Giants beat St. Louis, to clinch John McGraw's 8th pennant
October 12, 1913 - John McGraw, after drinking, blames Wilbert Robinson's coaching mistakes for World Series lose, Robertson blames McGraw and is fired
July 19, 1902 - New York Giants lose their 1st game under new manager John McGraw
July 16, 1902 - John McGraw named manager of New York Giants
July 8, 1902 - John McGraw, accused by Ban Johnson of trying to wreck Baltimore and Washington clubs, negotiates his release from the Orioles
July 2, 1902 - John McGraw becomes manager of New York Giants (stays for 30 years)
March 11, 1901 - Cincinnati Enquirer reports Baltimore manager John McGraw signed Cherokee Indian Tokohoma, who is really black 2nd baseman Charlie Grant
April 18, 1899 - John McGraw, at 36, managerial debut as Oriole manager

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