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Tuesday, May 12, 2015  Wally Pipp’s Career-Ending ‘Headache’

In the case of Wally Pipp there was no inopportune headache, no “delightful and romantic story” — just a case of a slumping player who lost his job to an up-and-comer and never got it back. But his replacement was the stuff of legend (the indestructible ballplayer finally felled by a fatal disease), and so he became part of a legend that mixed fact and fiction and grew so large even some of the participants came to believe in its fictional aspects.

I don’t know nearly as much baseball history as many of you; did we know this?

TDF, situational idiot Posted: May 12, 2015 at 08:40 AM | 11 comment(s)
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