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Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 9-2-2015

Milwaukee Journal, September 2, 1915:

The sale of J. Franklin Baker, former third baseman of the Athletics and “Home Run King” of the American league, will be announced today unless Connie Mack refuses to go through with the deal discussed yesterday.
The sale of Baker is part of the plan devised by American league magnates to strengthen the Yankees and boost the game in New York, where interest has fallen off, due to the poor showing of the Giants and the tumbling fortunes of the Yankees. More than one American league club will continue to the upbuilding of the Yankees, but Baker is the only player known to have been settled upon for transfer so far.

I’m sick of these hopeless welfare clubs like the Yankees demanding handouts from more successful, better-run organizations.

Anyway, the Baker sale didn’t actually happen until February 1916, and it was for a reported $37,500 instead of the $15,000 mentioned in this article.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: September 02, 2015 at 08:04 AM | 11 comment(s)
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