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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 8-12-2014

El Paso Herald, August 12, 1914:

If John McGraw isn’t careful he’ll wake up some morning to find that “Big Jeff” Tesreau has jumped the Giants and taken a job in the “White Hope” league.
...
But fate so far has ruled against Tesreau becoming a pugilist and it seems that fate will continue so to rule, assisted by Mrs. Tesreau, who is very much opposed to “Jeff’s” pugilistic ideas.

“Jeff” yearns to bring back to the white race the crown that Jack Johnson snatched from Jeffries.

He didn’t, obviously. After a couple of poor seasons in 1916 and 1917, Tesreau left the Giants in the middle of the 1918 season to take a wartime job at Bethlehem Steel. He became a coach at Dartmouth College in 1919 and stayed there the rest of his life. (Hat tip to Tesreau’s SABR Bio, written by R.J. Lesch.)

The Robby Hammock District (Dan Lee) Posted: August 12, 2014 at 06:49 AM | 31 comment(s)
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