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Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 9-6-2016

Pittsburgh Press, September 6, 1916:

Suitcase Charley Pechous, the new Cub third sacker, is a recruit from Peoria…He received his cognomen from the fact that when he joined the Cubs he was so excited at the prospect of taking a trip with the big leaguers that he invested 80 cents in a paper suitcase in which to carry his toothbrush and hankey. He left the case on the station platform in the rain and when he picked it up the handle came away and the sides of the case fell in.

The Cubs’ nickname game was on point in 1916. Suitcase Charley was a better nickname than a ballplayer, though. After hitting .180/.228/.217 in parts of three seasons, he was out of the big leagues for good before his 21st birthday.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: September 06, 2016 at 10:55 AM | 28 comment(s)
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