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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 7-16-2015

Pittsburgh Press, July 16, 1915:

George Perring of the Kansas City Feds has a bat that he cherishes almost above all other earthly possessions…Perring’s father, George Perring, Sr., was a ball player of note in his day and when the old Ohio State penitentiary was dismantled some 30 years ago he procured a stout hickory joint from the prison scaffold on which many an Ohio criminal had gone to his doom.

The elder Perring had the piece turned to suit his desires and used the bat for 20 years. The son fell heir to it, and has been using the club for seven years…The timber from which the hangman’s rope dangled has been punishing baseball pitchers for 30 years.

Well, that’s certainly creepy as heck.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: July 16, 2015 at 09:56 AM | 16 comment(s)
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