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Rube Foster Newsbeat

Monday, January 27, 2014

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 1-27-2014

Milwaukee Journal, January 27, 1914:

“Rube” Andrew Foster, Chicago, who opened his theatrical career in [Cleveland] last week, attempted to show how he won an exhibition game from the White Sox by a slide, ended by falling into the music, and put the entire orchestra out of business. The instruments that were not broken could not be played because the musicians who played them had to be carried out, as they laughed into hysterics. The audience fairly rolled on the floor and said they would freely pay for going out of the house, as they were well satisfied. Foster left the city as soon as he got himself together.

Splat. The Rube was not a small man.


 

 

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