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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 1-21-2016

Toledo News-Bee, January 21, 1916:

An injury caused by a slide to the plate will result in amputation of the right leg of Jim Baskette, former Cleveland, Toledo and Kansas City pitcher, say reports from Chattanooga, his home.

A piece of bone has been removed from Baskette’s leg, but there are signs of decay, physicians say. Southern league fans are raising a fund to aid the ball player.

That really sucks. According to the newsletter of the Baseball Players’ Fraternity, the injury wasn’t thought to be serious at the time, but the bone became infected. The Fraternity, a proto-MLBPA, voted to send Baskette a monthly allowance until he became self-sufficient, which may well have never happened. As you might imagine, he never played again.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: January 21, 2016 at 08:41 AM | 12 comment(s)
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