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Friday, January 23, 2015

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 1-23-2015

Braves manager George Stallings, quoted in the January 23, 1915 edition of the Pittsburgh Press:

“I don’t like $2 bills, and I never laid a hand on one during the world’s series.

“Throughout the season, of course, I have to come in contact with some of these, but I would fold them over and tear the corners off just as soon as I got hold of one to kill the jinx. If any of the readers of this story come across a $2 bill with the corners trimmed off they will know that the $2 bill circulated somewhere in the Boston club.

“All my players got to doing it last season, and our luck changed just as soon as we began to play this $2 bill jinx off the map.

I, for one, like $2 bills. Anyway, my initial reaction is that what Stallings did was probably illegal, but my interpretation of the US Code (18 U.S. Code § 333) is that defacing American currency is only illegal if it’s done with the intention to make it unfit to be reissued.

(I am not a lawyer and have no legal training. If you take my word for it, you likely have made a bad decision.)


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 11-25-2014

Milwaukee Journal, November 25, 1914:

Connie Mack opines the reason he did not congratulate George Stallings after the world’s series was fear that Stallings would hit him on the nose. His fears were useless. Stallings hit a more vital spot—the pocketbook.

Stallings did threaten to punch Mack in the nose before the series.

Corey Klübermensch (Dan Lee) Posted: November 25, 2014 at 08:39 AM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: connie mack, dugout, george stallings, history

 

 

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