Final Resting Place:
New Calvary Cemetery
800 Harvard Street
Mattapan, Massachusetts, 02124
Grave Location:Section 3, Grave 186
Grave Location Description
As you enter the cemetery take the first right onto Holy Name Avenue just after the small office building. Drive ahead and then turn left onto Sacred Heart Avenue and park in the middle of the Section 3 on your right. The former baseballer is approximately 12 spaces from the road.
Grave Location GPS42.28000268, -71.10308096
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popular name: Beals Wright
date_of_death: August 23, 1961
cause_of_death: Natural causes
best_know_for: A graduate of Harvard University, Beals Wright was an accomplished tennis player, winning gold medals in men’s singles and doubles at the 1904 St. Louis Olympic Games, U.S. championships in men’s doubles in 1904, 1905, and 1906, and the men’s singles in 1905. Beals was a member of the Davis Cup team for five years between 1905 and 1912, and was ranked in the top ten U.S. tennis players for ten years. After his playing days ended, he continued in the sport as a referee and as a promoter of tennis tournaments. Beals Wright was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame (then called the Lawn Tennis Hall of Fame) in 1956.
popular name: Bump Hadley
date_of_death: February 15, 1963
cause_of_death: Heart attack
best_know_for: Bump Hadley was an American Major League Baseball pitcher who began his career in major league baseball in 1926 with the Washington Senators. After 5 years he was traded and played for the Chicago White Sox (1932), St. Louis Browns (1932–34), New York Yankees (1936–40), New York Giants (1941), and ended is career in 1941 with the Philadelphia Athletics. The highlight of his career was his pitching skills with the Yankees helped to win three World Series Championships. As a pitcher he amassed a record of 161 wins and 165 loses with an ERA of 4.24 and a total of 1,318 strikeouts.
popular name: Eddie Bennett
best_know_for: Eddie Bennett was an American batboy and mascot for several teams, most notably the New York Yankees during the 1920s and 1930s. At the time of his death, Bennett was considered to be the "most famous mascot in the world". Bennet had a spinal injury when he was very young which resulted in a hunchback. He was considered to be a "good luck charm" by the members of the club, and became a well-known celebrity in New York. On May 19, 1932, Bennett was hit by a taxi on a New York City street. He suffered a broken leg and other injuries from which he never recovered. To find relief from the pain he suffered from the injuries, Bennett started to abuse alcohol. He was forced to retire as the Yankees mascot in the middle of 1933 season, although Ruppert insisted he remain on the payroll all year. The New York Times reported that the "notoriously superstitious" ballplayers and fans blamed Bennett's absence on the Yankees' failure to win the pennant in 1933 and 1934. In January 1935, Bennett died penniless due to alcoholism.