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Founded: 1883

1917

New York Giants

Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe

Considered by many the greatest athlete of the 20th century, there is no denying Thorpe's versatility, as he won gold medals in the 1912 Olympics in the pentathalon and decathalon, played collegiate and professional football, and major league baseball. He played sporadically for the New York Giants for three years. Sac and Fox (on his mother's side), Thorpe's native name was Wa-Tho-Huk, meaning "Bright Path."

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Manager John McGraw
First Baseman Walter Holke
Second Baseman Buck Herzog
Third Baseman Heinie Zimmerman
Shortstop Art Fletcher
Left Fielder Benny Kauff
Center Fielder George Burns
Right Fielder Dave Robertson
Catcher Bill Rariden
RH Pitcher Pol Perritt
RH Pitcher Jeff Tesreau
LH Pitcher Ferdie Schupp
LH Pitcher Rube Benton
LH Pitcher Slim Sallee

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