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Thursday, August 06, 2015

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 8-6-2015

Grand Forks Daily Herald, August 6, 1915:

The reopening of a raid by the Federals on clubs in organized baseball gives room for wonder if there will be any more cases like that of Armando Marsans, the Cuban outfielder, who jumped from the Cincinnati Reds to the St. Louis Federals last season.

Marsans has not played a lick of baseball since last June, when he made the leap. He was enjoined from playing with St. Louis and his case was continued in court. But Marsans’ salary goes on just the same.
...
Marsans is at home in Havana, Cuba, running his cigar factory. In the meantime the Reds are in last place and the St. Louis Feds are losing games through lack of the hitting punch Marsans would give them.
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The Marsans case is easily the joke of baseball, and the joke is on the fellows who will have to pay his salary.

I’m jealous. It’s always been my dream to be paid handsomely without any obligation to work.

Anyway, on August 19, 1915, a federal judge ruled that Marsans could play in the Federal League until the appeal was heard. Obviously, with the collapse of the Federal League after the 1915 season, the lawsuit became moot.


 

 

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