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Sherwood Robert "Sherry" Magee
Birth: Aug. 6, 1884
Death: Mar. 13, 1929

Major League Baseball Player. He played Major League baseball as an outfielder for 16 seasons (1904 to 1919) with the Philadelphia Phillies, Boston Braves and Cincinnati Reds. Although his name today does not have the recognition as contemporaries like Ty Cobb and Honus Wagner, he was one of the Dead Ball Era's greatest players. A fiery competitor and the Phillies only real bona fide star before the arrival of Grover Cleveland Alexander, he could hit for average and power, play excellent defense, run aggressively and intelligently, and criticize himself and teammates for poor play. Coming up in 1904, by 1905 he was entrenched as the Phils' left fielder, a position he would hold for a decade. In 1907 he hit .328 (second only to Wagner's .350) and led the National League in RBIs with 85. He would go on to bat over .300 4 times. In 1910 he achieved his finest season, leading the National League in Runs (110), RBIs (123), and Batting Average (.331). His numbers dipped the next year (although he socked 15 Home Runs), but he showed his defensive prowess by leading all Outfielders in fielding percentage. On July 10 of that year he also showed his volatile competitive spirit when, after being ejected by Umpire Bill Finneran after arguing a called third strike, he knocked out Finneran with one punch. This led to his suspension for the rest of the year (which after appeals it turned out to be only five weeks). On July 20, 1910 he set a National League record by stealing home twice in a game against the Chicago Cubs. In 1914 he would put together another great season, batting .314, and leading the NL in Hits (171), Doubles (39), and RBIs (103). When the Phillies managerial position became vacant after the 1914 season, Sherry Magee was assured he would become the team's player-manager. However, the position went to Pat Moran. Feeling slighted by the Phillies, he asked for a trade, which he got on Christmas Eve, 1914 when the Phillies shipped their star to the World Champion Boston Braves for outfielder Possum Whitted and infielder Oscar Dugey. This move caused him missed the Phillies appearance in the 1915 World Series, who had clinched the National League pennant on September 29 against Sherry Magee's Braves. After two and a half mediocre seasons in Boston, he was sold to the Cincinnati Reds. In 1918 he regained some of his old form for the Reds, and led the NL in RBIs with 76. In 1919 he played only 56 games, but was part of the Reds National League Pennant wining team. After 16 seasons he would finally get to a World Series, but it would be one that was forever marred by the Black Sox scandal. In the Reds tainted 5 Games to 3 win over the Chicago White Sox, he would have two pinch hitting appearances, and managed a single. It would be the last time he played in the Majors, with the Reds releasing him after the Series end. He played the next few years in various Minor Leagues before becoming a Major League Umpire in 1928. That second Baseball career was tragically cut short after only a year when in March 1929 he died in his home of Pneumonia. His career totals were 2,087 Games Played, 2,169 Hits, 1,112 Runs, 83 Home Runs, 1,176 RBIs and a career .291 Batting Average. He still holds two Phillies team records, almost 90 years after he last played for them (most career team triples: 127; most career team stolen bases: 387). (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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 Parents:
  Drusilla Hall Magee (1850 - 1920)
 
 Sibling:
  John Harrison Magee (1872 - 1917)*
  Sherwood Robert Magee (1884 - 1929)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Arlington Cemetery
Drexel Hill
Delaware County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Sunnyside Section, Lot 688
 
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Record added: Sep 30, 1998
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Sherwood Robert Sherry Magee
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Sherwood Robert Sherry Magee
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
Sherwood Robert Sherry Magee
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
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