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Friday, December 02, 2016

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 12-2-2016

Chicago Eagle, December 2, 1916:

Hub Purdue [sic] will no more add to the gayety of baseball. Hub announces from his home in Gallatin, Tenn., that he has quit and will devote himself to his business in Gallatin. He has a restaurant and confectionery there that is prospering and a farm near Gallatin besides. Hub did some good work for Louisville the past season, but admits he can’t keep the flesh off, try as he will, and that he has to give it up. Purdue’s trouble is that of many athletes—proneness to take on fat.

I can’t say I’d blame Red Sox fans for mentioning this article to Pablo Sandoval. Perdue didn’t actually retire at this point, though. He was still playing pro ball as late as 1923.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: December 02, 2016 at 10:31 AM | 7 comment(s)
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