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Friday, December 06, 2013

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 12-6-2013

Toledo News-Bee, December 6, 1913:

Comedian Nick Altrock, whose funny antics has [sic] amused the American league fans, is practicing some new comical business on the employees of a lumber yard in Chicago, where he is employed shoving board for 40 cents and hour. Nick declares he is coming back as a pitcher. He hopes to get his arm in shape during the winter.

Altrock did come back as a pitcher in 1914…and threw one scoreless inning. He’d continue to make token appearances here and there for the next ten years, finally finishing his career with two scoreless innings in 1924 at age 47.


 

 

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