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Friday, March 25, 2016

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 3-25-2016

Pittsburgh Press, March 25, 1916:

Bob Steele of the Cards’ pitching staff is not a citizen of the United States. He lives in Vancouver, B.C., and is subject to the draft in the European war. Bob may be flinging hand grenades “somewhere in Flanders” before fall.

Stupid Flanders.

As far as I can tell, Steele never served in the Canadian armed forces, and he definitely didn’t have to worry about the draft in 1916. Canada didn’t introduce conscription until late 1917, after the Battle of the Somme wiped out a nearly incomprehensible number of soldiers and there weren’t enough volunteers to replenish the army.

Elsewhere in the news 100 years ago today, former Senators first baseman Scoops Carey is working for the temperance movement in East Liverpool, Ohio.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: March 25, 2016 at 09:42 AM | 12 comment(s)
  Beats: bob steele, dugout, history, world war i

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 3-2-2016

Bridgeport Evening Farmer, March 2, 1916:

When the second squad of Giants leaves [New York] for Marlin Springs [Texas] tomorrow morning it is likely that Eddie Grant, the utility infielder, will not be among the players. Grant is a lawyer and has an office in Boston, and has decided to give up baseball for his law practice.

Grant was a Harvard Law grad, so this was no bluff - he had things to do that weren’t baseball. Unfortunately for him, one of the things Eddie did was to enlist in the Army. He died while serving in the Argonne Forest in France, about five weeks before World War I ended.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: March 02, 2016 at 07:34 AM | 14 comment(s)
  Beats: dugout, eddie grant, history, world war i

 

 

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