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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 2-20-2014

Milwaukee Journal, February 20, 1914:

Frank Chance, manager of the New York American league baseball team, saved the lives of his brother-in-law, Carl Pancake, formerly a Chicago newspaper man, and two other men in the floods caused by the storm Wednesday.

Pancake and two companions, Charles Gordon and Samuel Riser, were riding in a motor car when a retaining wall gave way and loosed upon them a wall of water five feet deep. The car was overturned and the men swept through an orchard near Chance’s place.

Chance witnessed the accident, and, procuring ropes, floated them down to where the imperiled men were clinging to trees. All managed to grasp the ropes and were dragged to safety.

Obligatory Nomar Reference.

So many questions: “Carl Pancake”? What were the chances the person in the car would be related to Chance? Chance just happened to have rope handy?


 

 

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