Gavy Cravath, Philadelphia Phillies (1912-20)

Gavy Cravath was baseball's first true home run king. He set the modern season and career home run records that Babe Ruth broke. Cravath was also San Diego's first major league ballplayer. Since 1988, I have campaigned to get him elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. The following biography appears in Deadball Stars of the National League (2004):

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