The Obit For Rube Kroh

The Times-Picayune
Tuesday, March 21, 1944, page 2.


KROH -- On Friday afternoon, March 17, 1944 at 2:10 o'clock, MYRON FLOYD KROH of 1312 Louisiana avenue, husband of Pauline Chamberlain Kroh, brother of John Kroh of Friendship, N.Y., son of the late Emma Eckman and John Kroh.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral from the P.J. McMahon & Sons funeral home, 4800 Canal Street, near cemeteries, at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, March 21, 1944, with interment in Garden of Memories.

The New Orleans Item
Monday, March 20, 1944, page 10


Floyd Kroh, Big League Twirler Passes Away.

One of the many baseball players who left the diamond to fight in the First World War and was wounded in action, Floyd (Rube) Kroh, died in the Marine hospital over the weekend.

Kroh pitched in the big leagues for a half dozen years and was a Chicago Cub from 1908 through 1910 -- the era when Frank Chance was manager of a team that included such immortals as Johnny Evers, Joe Tinker, Ed Reulbach, "Three Fingered" Brown and Johnny Kling.

Kroh also pitched for the Red Sox and Boston Braves, coming south in pre-war days to pitch for the Pelicans and several Texas League clubs. A big fellow, Floyd was a bear for work and because he had good control for a left-hander, was a consistent winner.

Injuries suffered overseas, ended Kroh's career as a pitcher. He never completely recovered despite a series of operations, though between periods of hospitalization he visited old friends to talk baseball, the sport he loved best.