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Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 7-8-2015

Washington Evening Star, July 8, 1915:

Joe Jackson, the Cleveland club’s star ball player, will not be in the game against the Tigers today, having been the victim of an automobile accident yesterday afternoon. Accompanied by his wife, Jackson was driving east of the city. Thinking something was wrong with the engine, Jackson got on the running board and lifted the hood, while Mrs. Jackson took the wheel and kept the car in motion.

While Jackson still was engaged in his investigation a wagon came along and brushed him off…outside of several cuts on his face and legs and a bruised left arm the great batter is not seriously injured.

That was spectacularly dumb. I can’t even fathom why he thought that was a good idea.

Earlier reports said Jackson had been dragged by the passing truck and may have broken his foot, but I tend to believe the report I linked because it includes a specific statement from a specific doctor.

Dan Lee is a Big Hunk of Neufchâtel Posted: July 08, 2015 at 08:06 AM | 15 comment(s)
  Beats: bad ideas, dugout, history, joe jackson

Monday, April 13, 2015

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 4-13-2015

Pittsburgh Press, April 13, 1915:

Joe Jackson has suffered a nervous collapse as the result of his family troubles. Within the last 10 days he has lost 15 or 20 pounds in weight as the result of not eating and brooding over his troubles.

In an effort to get in shape after his layoff of nearly two weeks he worked throughout Saturday’s game at Columbus and looked like the same old Joe. Twice he sent Mensor back to the left field fence to capture his long drives. He got a single and a triple, his other two times up, and stole third base.

As soon as the game was over, though, he went to bed, being unable to eat.

I hadn’t heard that Jackson had issues with (what certainly appears to be) depression. Makes his performance on the field even more impressive.

Elsewhere in the news 100 years ago today, the Buffalo Blues of the Federal League are protesting their opening day loss to Brooklyn because the Brookfeds pinch ran for catcher Grover Land, then put Land back in the game. I’m not sure what the outcome of the protest was, other than that it still stands as a 13-9 loss for Buffalo.

Dan Lee is a Big Hunk of Neufchâtel Posted: April 13, 2015 at 08:44 AM | 22 comment(s)
  Beats: dugout, history, joe jackson

 

 

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