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Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 2-1-2017

Butte Daily Post, February 1, 1917:

Walter Johnson, pitcher for the Washington American League club, narrowly escaped death by drowning a few days ago, it was made known [in Coffeyville, KS].

While hunting coons with a party of friends at night, Johnson attempted to cross a river on the ice. The ice broke and although a strong swimmer, his heavy hunting clothes so impeded his efforts that it was impossible to keep his head above the surface for any length of time.

The timely arrival of a companion saved him. Johnson is none the worse for his experience.

And that companion was a time traveler named Nomar Garciaparra.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: February 01, 2017 at 10:21 AM | 29 comment(s)
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