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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 12-17-2015

Pittsburgh Gazette Times, December 17, 1915:

Phil Ball, chief owner of the St. Louis Federals, said today that if he enters organized baseball Fielder Jones would manage his team. Interest was given to this statement by reports that under the peace agreement Ball is to obtain the St. Louis Nationals.

Partially true. Ball did hire Fielder Jones to manage his newly-acquired St. Louis MLB team, but it wasn’t the Cardinals.

The good news is that Phil Ball hired a former World Series champion manager to run the 1916 Browns. The bad news is that he ran Branch Rickey out of the organization in order to bring in Jones, who was fired by mid-1918. Rickey went on to have a bit of success elsewhere.


 

 

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