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Friday, June 27, 2014

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 6-27-2014

Milwaukee Journal, June 27, 1914:

Charlie Meara, the sensational batter, who was bought by Frank Chance from the Perth Amboy club, has explained his ability to hit. He made 24 hits in forty-two times at bat—5 homers, 4 triplets [sic] and 1 double.

“It’s a funny story,” says Meara. “When I was 5 years old my parents moved to New Jersey. The mosquitoes down there were bad, and it was my job to keep them out of the cottage when any one opened the door. After four years of practice I got so I missed only one out of ten. Then I began using a baseball bat and trying to place them when I hit them. By the time I was 14 I could break their bills off without killing them.

“If I can get Ty Cobb and Joe Jackson to spend a summer with me, we’ll clear Jersey of mosquitoes.”

Meara only got seven career MLB at-bats, all in 1914, but they were pretty decent: He hit .286/.444/.286.

Dan Lee is some pumkins Posted: June 27, 2014 at 09:03 AM | 7 comment(s)
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