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Al Demaree Al Demaree

Pitcher, RH, Bats LH - New York Giants 1912-1914, 1917-18; Philadelphia Phillies 1915-1916; Chicago Cubs 1917; Boston Braves 1919

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Al Demaree's stunning 13-4 record, a .765 pct, with a 2.21 earned run average in his rookie season helped the New York Giants win 105 games and the NL pennant in 1913. Traded to the Phillies in 1915, he collected 14 wins to help Philadelphia win that year's NL pennant. In 1916, Demaree rang up a solid 19-14 mark with a 2.62 ERA, including hurling two complete game wins in a doubleheader, before being traded to the Cubs. Al Demaree career stats: 80 W, 72 L, including 15 shutouts. After retiring at age 35 in 1919, he became a sports' cartoonist and his work appeared in over 200 newspapers and it was in 'The Sporting News' for over 30 years.

Image, Source: original negative

[Baseball players, Babe Ruth (left), New York Yankees, and player/manager Eddie Collins (right), White Sox, standing with Al Demaree (center) on the field at Comiskey Park in Chicago 1926 Photo SUMMARYInformal portrait of baseball player Babe Ruth (left) of the American League's New York Yankees, and player/manager Eddie Collins (right) of the American League's Chicago White Sox, standing with Al Demaree (center) on the field at Comiskey Park, which was located at 324 West 35th Street and bounded by West 34th Street, South Shield's Avenue (formerly Portland Avenue), and South Wentworth Avenue in the Armour Square community area of Chicago, Illinois. Text on image identified DeMaree as: DeMarie. NOTES
This photonegative taken by a Chicago Daily News photographer may have been published in the newspaper. Cite as: SDN-066055, Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago Historical Society.

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