|A glove on display at the Hall of Fame museum with a|
hole in the palm. I think this one is Frank Frisch's.
In his autobiography, "Nice Guys Finish Last," Leo Durocher (Hall of Fame manager) tells of growing up in the same city in which Rabbit Maranville (Hall of Fame shortstop) made his offseason home. (Durocher and Maranville were essentially the same player — outstanding defensive shortstops with flamboyant personalities who couldn't hit a lick, and their playing careers overlapped a few years.)
|The black glove is Rabbit Maranville's. It does not|
have a hole cut into the palm.
So ... now I'm looking at gloves on display in the Hall of Fame museum, and I start noticing a number of infielder gloves from that era with holes in the the palm. Frank Frisch, for example — Durocher's manager and double play partner on the Gas House Gang — his glove has a hole in the palm.
Know whose displayed glove doesn't have a hole? Rabbit Maranville. Go figure.