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Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 4-1-2015

Pittsburgh Press, April 1, 1915:

Lee Meadows, the Cardinals’ young player, who has attracted national attention because he wears spectacles while pitching, was botany professor at the Horner Military academy in Oxford, N.C. If he decides to quit baseball, his old place is open to him.
...
Jim Thorpe, who has yet to show that he is a ball player of real class, but who is recognized as one of the best football players who ever lived, says that he would rather play baseball than football any day and that he does not think that football is any too good for a person.

Baseball worked out for Meadows, but not for Thorpe, as you know.

Anyway, Lee Meadows had a really nice career. Won 188 games and a World Series ring, put up an ERA+ of 106, and even picked up a couple of Hall of Fame votes in 1958.

Dan Lee is a Big Hunk of Neufchâtel Posted: April 01, 2015 at 07:51 AM | 44 comment(s)
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