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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 1-10-2017

Topeka State Journal, January 10, 1917:

Joe Wood’s claim that he is a free agent, under the operation of the reserve clause in his contract, since he signed no contract last year, may furnish an interesting test of the theory advanced by the lawyers of organized ball in the famous suit before Judge Landis. The Boston club claims Wood under reserve and says he will be sent a contract, whereupon Wood, if reports are correct, will repudiate it and demand his unconditional release.

The Sox sold Smoky Joe to Cleveland a few weeks later for $15,000. My suspicion is that the reserve clause dispute had something to do with Boston making that trade, but I don’t know for sure. It could just be that someone was offering them $15,000 for a broken pitcher.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: January 10, 2017 at 10:15 AM | 14 comment(s)
  Beats: dugout, history, joe wood, reserve clause

 

 

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