George "Honey Boy" Evans
George Evans (10 March 1870 – 5 March 1915) known as "Honey Boy" Evans was a Welsh-born songwriter, comedian, entertainer, and musician active in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Evans became a great baseball fan after moving to America as a young man. Beginning in 1908 he had a beautiful loving cup individually designed and given to the "World's Championship Batsman", the player having the highest batting average in all of Major League Baseball. Honus Wagner, the great Pittsburgh Pirate shortstop, won the initial award in 1908. Ty Cobb, the fabulous "Georgia Peach", swept the next 4 trophy's from 1909 to 1912. Evans stopped issuing the award in 1913.
He died at Union Baptist Hospital in Baltimore of stomach cancer on 5 March 1915.
- "In the Good Old Summer Time"
- "I'll Be True to My Honey Boy"
- "Come Take a Trip in My Airship"
- "Standing on the Corner Didn't Mean No Harm"
- "Down Where the Watermelon Grows"
- "Look out for the Hoodoo-doo-doo Man"
- "Jack o'lantern man"
- "When it's moonlight on the levee, Caroline"
- No byline (March 6, 1915), "HONEY BOY" EVANS DEAD. New York Times :11
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- "New Minstrel Show a Hit at the New York", a New York Times show review from August 4, 1908
- Free scores by George "Honey Boy" Evans in the Choral Public Domain Library (ChoralWiki)
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