Uncommon commons. Contemporary accounts of tidbits that as a collector of baseball and football cards I found interesting because they helped bring to life the faces on the cards I collected. I figure that if I found these items of interest, so would other vintage card collectors.
Hobbyists disagree on the pronunciation of the name of Black Sox pitcher Ed Cicotte. A 1953 feature in The Sporting News provided the answer right from the mouth of a relative with the same surname.
During the interview, Al Cicotte cleared up the pronunciation conundrum. He pronounced his patronym the way his father did, See Kott. That branch of the family may have adopted the pronunciation in an attempt to distance itself from the infamous pitcher, who pronounced the family name Cy Kotty.