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Monday, January 13, 2014

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 1-13-2014

Washington Herald, January 13, 1914:

“Will you tell me how I am going to sign up Germany Schaefer to a contract when he is galloping around the world with the White Sox-Giants tourists”  inquired Manager Griffith last night.

“I want Schaefer with me during the coming season, but unless he gets a contract before February 1 (and I don’t know how I am going to get one to him), he can declare himself a free agent.”
...
“If I could definitely locate Schaefer on the high seas,” said the Nationals’ pilot last night, “I would send him terms by wireless, and demand an immediate acceptance.”

Also, you could make a competitive offer when he gets back and, if your 38-year-old utilityman/comedian who wasn’t all that good when he was good decides to take more money elsewhere, just sort of shrug and move on.

Anyhoo, Schaefer did wind up staying in Washington for one more season, hitting .241/.313/.276 in 33 plate appearances. He jumped to the Federal League in 1915, played poorly there, and was essentially done as an ballplayer.


 

 

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