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Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 2-4-2014

Milwaukee Journal, February 4, 1914:

Leonard L. (King) Cole, who recently jumped organized baseball and signed a three-year contract with the Chicago Federal league club, has jumped back to the New York Americans. Cole signed a one year contract with the Yankees yesterday for $3,300, the figures named by Cole to President Farrell on Dec. 23, which Farrell duly accepted.

The salary is the same as that stipulated in the Chicago Federal league contract, which Cole signed in Chicago on Dec. 30. The acceptance of Cole’s terms constitutes a legal contract under baseball law, according to Farrell.

An indecisive old soul was he. Cole wound up pitching cromulently for the 1914 and 1915 Yankees, but succumbed to tuberculosis in January 1916.

And I wonder if baseball law is anything like Bird Law.


 

 

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