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Monday, March 17, 2014

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 3-17-2014

Toledo News-Bee, March 17, 1914:

Ed Hohnhorst, former Toledo first baseman, had an exciting experience in Covington, Ky. early last Saturday morning. Hohnhorst, who is now a member of the Covington police force, shot and killed Sunny Jackson, a negro, after a hand-to-hand fight.
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Suddenly [Jackson] turned on Hohnhorst and, whipping out a revolver, commanded the officer to stop of he would kill him.

[Jackson] fired, but missed. The men clinched, Hohnhorst broke away, pulled his revolver and shot Jackson through the heart.

As you might imagine, the ensuing investigation cleared Hohnhorst of any wrongdoing. Hohnhorst, though, was unable to deal with what had happened, and he shot and killed himself two years later.

Greasy Neale Heaton (Dan Lee) Posted: March 17, 2014 at 08:27 AM | 23 comment(s)
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