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In the rest of the time, Ewing says he can find work for them cutting grass in the park, sweeping the stands, and marking the foul lines. If the law says eight hours is a day’s work, Cal declares he will see to it that the law is obeyed.
How can you say Bonifay "could really play" when he never made it past AA?
Justin Masterson to the Cardinals.
Yeah, it's really beyond me what Ramsey was still doing in AA.
A 1938 S.F. Chronicle obituary on Ewing Field (it had remained open for 25 years for football and other activities).
This era around 1915 was before my time, but Howard Smith, a fine old character, recalls that Pete Daly, a centerfielder, had to build a fire with newspapers to keep warm while patrolling a beat, and Elmer Zacher, outfielder for Oakland, was so confused by the fog that they dispatched a mascot from the bench to inform Elmer the side had been retired and it was his turn to bat.
As in "he would have deserved his job in professional baseball whether his name was Bonifay or Jingleheimerschmidt". This is in contrast to guys like Marc Sullivan, Mike Glavine, and Stephen Larkin, who were only paid to play baseball because they had a family member of some value to the organization.
Ah, Joe Nuxhall. His is one of the first (trivial) baseball stories I can remember reading.
the kid latched onto a minor league pitching coach position, and I think is still scouting for Pittsburgh.
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