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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 1-14-2015

Pirates owner Barney Dreyfuss quoted in the Pittsburgh Press, January 14, 1915:

“If Rube [Waddell] were living, he could go on the [witness] stand and swear that he was once traded for a Pittsburg stogie. Yes, it’s true.

“Rube was with the Pirates at the time, and we were tired of him. Clarke gave him to Chicago, and he came to the office to see me about it. He said he was perfectly willing to go to the Windy City, but he wanted half of the purchase money.

“‘Here, take it all, Rube,’ said I, and I pushed toward him to a stogie. Stogies in those days sold four for a nickel. On his way out of the office, he was served with an attachment of the wages for a bill of $10 her owed a tailor for a pair of pants.”

Rube wore out his welcome in Pittsburgh in almost exactly one season. He spent 1900 with the Pirates and made two starts in 1901 before getting shipped to the Orphans.

Connie Mack was a bit more patient with Waddell in Philadelphia, probably because the Rube was the best player in the American League from 1902-1905

Willie Horton Hears The Who (Dan Lee) Posted: January 14, 2015 at 07:52 AM | 24 comment(s)
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