He came from a working family in Baltimore. He had a rugged youth so that he was left in a Baltimore orphanage to be raised. It became obvious that he was talented in baseball. Brother Mathias became the driving factor and got him an opportunity with the Boston Red Sox. His career with them was impressive, but he was sold to New York and that changed baseball history. His Hall of Fame plaque says: “The greatest drawing card in the history of Baseball.” Come and hear why that was true.