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Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 2-5-2014

Toledo News-Bee, February 5, 1914:

Charley Faust is out again. The champion jinx-killer of the Giants of 1911 showed up [in New York] on Wednesday. He told Secretary Foster the Federals had been after him, but he wouldn’t take advantage of McGraw and jump. Faust has given up the idea of being a star pitcher and now says he is the greatest catcher that ever wore a mask.

It was Faust’s final Spring in baseball. He was institutionalized by July 1914, spent most of the next year in mental hospitals, and died of tuberculosis in June 1915.


 

 

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