"Hal Chase was the greatest first baseman of all time." Frank Graham/writer/author

"Chase was completely and congenitally amoral. Many years ago a doctor should have taken him in hand or he should have been committed to some kind of institution." S.L.A. Marshall/ team owner
Hal Chase was both baseball hero and villain, a superstar and an outcast, regarded as the best fielder of his day. Chase's name became linked to the biggest scandal ever recorded in the sport of baseball and he was banned from the sport for life. His rise to glory was swift and highly celebrated, his decline was premature and painful. Chase was the first major star of the New York Yankee franchise, but his name is forgotten today. This site reveals why and chronicles the tarnished glory of a forgotten great.
New Features: Interview with a former teammate and Classic Baseball Card Images
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