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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.

Greasy Neale Heaton (Dan Lee) Posted: February 05, 2014 at 08:50 AM | 51 comment(s)
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