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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 3-29-2016

Rock Island Argus, March 29, 1916:

A majority of the members of the Detroit American league baseball club do not approve the plan of establishing a home for retired ball players. Several of the Tiger players have declared that under present salary conditions any capable player who does not become incapacitated by injury should be able to save at least a modest fortune during his diamond career. Some were inclined to think that players who were not of a saving disposition, but who were clever performers on the ball field, would not be helped and might be harmed by the proposed plan.

Man, imagine what they’d say about MLBPA pensions these days.

Sadly in the news 100 years ago today, former Naps first baseman Eddie Hohnhorst died “yesterday”. He committed suicide after being unable to cope with having shot and killed a suspect while serving as a police officer in Covington, Kentucky.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: March 29, 2016 at 09:22 AM | 13 comment(s)
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