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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 3-31-2015

Pittsburgh Gazette Times, March 31, 1915:

Hugh Jennings is the inventor of a new disease of ailment, or affliction, whichever it may be termed. It is called “handball hands,” and affects those who like to bat the little ball around the courts though it does little to hamper any save persons who also dabble in some other form of athletics.
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The palms of both [of Jennings’s hands] were bruised and sore from hitting the ball without a protection by gloves. These sores came just where the gripping of a bat and the shock of impact would make them constant reminders. So Hughie had to lay off both baseball and handball until he go the palms into shape again.

Handball hands is probably better than Lionel Simmons and his Nintendinitis.

Dan Lee is a Big Hunk of Neufchâtel Posted: March 31, 2015 at 07:47 AM | 7 comment(s)
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