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Friday, January 13, 2017

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 1-13-2017

Pittsburgh Gazette Times, January 13, 1917:

Threats of David L. Fultz, president of the Baseball Players’ Fraternity, to call a strike of between 600 and 700 players unless their demands are granted before the beginning of the 1917 season were answered by B.B. Johnson, president of the American League, here [last night].
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“We never again will listen to any proposal he may offer,” President Johnson said. “We invite him to carry out his bluff…The American League will see that Fultz is crushed; driven out of baseball.

Ouch. Fultz did indeed call for a strike, but you can probably guess how well that worked out.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: January 13, 2017 at 09:33 AM | 11 comment(s)
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