Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher
Repoz
Editor - Baseball Primer

Syndicate

Tillie Shafer Newsbeat

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 3-18-2014

New York Evening World, March 18, 1914:

That he would not rejoin the New York Giants if President Hempstead gave him the Polo Grounds for playing, was the statement made yesterday by Arthur Shafer, the man John McGraw declares is the best utility player who ever donned a uniform.

“I do not like baseball,” said Shafer. “I do not like the life and I do not like the Eastern climate.

“Big league baseball once attracted me, but now its glamour is all gone. I have satisfied every ambition in a baseball way; now I want to forget that I was ever in it.

“It is an episode in my life that I am trying hard to forget. I have plenty of money and I’m not dependent on the $7,500 a year from the Giants.”

Plus there’s all those perfumed notes to deal with.

True to his word, Shafer never played another game in professional baseball. At age 24, coming off a good season as an everyday player for a pennant winner, Tillie Shafer packed up his stuff and went home.

The Giants didn’t release his rights for another 12 years, just in case they were able to get him to come back, but he was done.


 

 

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14!
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP April 2014: BurstNET Sued for Not Making Equipment Lease Payments
(2566 - 3:55pm, Apr 24)
Last: RoyalsRetro (AG#1F)

NewsblogKeri: Slump City: Why Does the 2014 MLB Season Suddenly Feel Like 1968?
(45 - 3:53pm, Apr 24)
Last: The Id of SugarBear Blanks

NewsblogNY Times: The Upshot: Up Close on Baseball’s Borders
(17 - 3:52pm, Apr 24)
Last: DL from MN

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 4-24-2014
(5 - 3:51pm, Apr 24)
Last: Davo Dozier (Mastroianni)

NewsblogOT: NBA Monthly Thread - April 2014
(509 - 3:50pm, Apr 24)
Last: Kurt

NewsblogCalcaterra: Blogger Murray Chass attacks me for bad reporting, ignores quotes, evidence in doing so
(31 - 3:48pm, Apr 24)
Last: dr. scott

NewsblogJust how great can Atlanta's Andrelton Simmons be? | SportsonEarth.com : Howard Megdal Article
(1 - 3:45pm, Apr 24)
Last: Rickey! In a van on 95 south...

NewsblogMatt Williams: No problem with Harper's two-strike bunting
(24 - 3:41pm, Apr 24)
Last: Jolly Old St. Nick Still Gags in October

NewsblogMichael Pineda ejected from Red Sox game after pine tar discovered on neck
(99 - 3:32pm, Apr 24)
Last: Ray (RDP)

NewsblogOMNICHATTER for 4-24-2014
(31 - 3:18pm, Apr 24)
Last: Davo Dozier (Mastroianni)

NewsblogThe Five “Acts” of Ike Davis’s Career, and Why Trading Ike Was a Mistake
(65 - 3:14pm, Apr 24)
Last: Johnny Sycophant-Laden Fora

NewsblogJosh Lueke Is A Rapist, You Say? Keep Saying It.
(245 - 3:04pm, Apr 24)
Last: Bitter Mouse

NewsblogDoyel: How was Gerrit Cole not suspended? He basically started the brawl
(41 - 2:46pm, Apr 24)
Last: Pat Rapper's Delight

NewsblogColiseum Authority accuses Athletics of not paying rent
(20 - 2:42pm, Apr 24)
Last: Jeff R., P***y Mainlander

NewsblogToronto Star: Blue Jays pave way for grass at the Rogers Centre
(11 - 2:42pm, Apr 24)
Last: if nature called, ladodger34 would listen

Demarini, Easton and TPX Baseball Bats

 

 

 

 

Page rendered in 0.2972 seconds
47 querie(s) executed