Crawford, Sam

Crawford, (Samuel Earl) Sam

(1880–1968) baseball player; born in Wahoo, Nebr. As an outfielder for the Cincinnati Reds and Detroit Tigers (1899–1917), he hit more triples (312) than any player in history. Nicknamed "Wahoo Sam," he was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1957.
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Names include Sid Crawford, Sam White, Billy Forand, Laramie, Berry, Bachand and Douglas.
STAR TURNS: Paul Merton, John Bishop and Jimmy Carr are all in Liverpool during the festival MENTOR: Sam Avery helps run the Stand Out programme STARTING OUT: From left, Jack Maguire, Alicia Brockenbrow, Andrew Crawford, Sam Inkson, Joe Nannery, Glen Wild and Robyn Nevin mark Stand Out Comedy Club's 5th birthday last year
The seven span nearly a century of baseball, from Jake Beckley, whose big league career began in 1888, continuing with Willie Keeler, Sam Crawford, Sam Rice, Rogers Hornsby and Al Simmons, and ending with Frank Robinson, who retired in 1976.