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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 3-27-2014

Pittsburgh Press, March 27, 1914:

“Who stabbed King Cole in the leg?” That question is destroying brain cells among the New York Yankees today. Just before arriving in Atlanta, Ga., from Mobile, Cole jumped from his berth roaring “I’ve been stabed,” and several stitches were required to close the wound in his shin.

The King knows absolutely nothing, he says, of how he came to be wounded. Some hint darkly that a Federal league agent, disguised as a porter, committed the dastardly crime while the lengthy Leonard sweetly snoozed. Others ascribed it to sleep walking or “as a good way to escape work.” Manager Chance is investigating.

Sure, yeah.

The Federal League, upset that it had missed out on the services of a guy who pitched in Columbus last year, hatched a plan to sneak a proto-Gillooly onto the Yankees’ train and stab Cole in the shin before silently and invisibly extracting the thug in a clean getaway. Seems totally reasonable.


Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 2-4-2014

Milwaukee Journal, February 4, 1914:

Leonard L. (King) Cole, who recently jumped organized baseball and signed a three-year contract with the Chicago Federal league club, has jumped back to the New York Americans. Cole signed a one year contract with the Yankees yesterday for $3,300, the figures named by Cole to President Farrell on Dec. 23, which Farrell duly accepted.

The salary is the same as that stipulated in the Chicago Federal league contract, which Cole signed in Chicago on Dec. 30. The acceptance of Cole’s terms constitutes a legal contract under baseball law, according to Farrell.

An indecisive old soul was he. Cole wound up pitching cromulently for the 1914 and 1915 Yankees, but succumbed to tuberculosis in January 1916.

And I wonder if baseball law is anything like Bird Law.


 

 

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