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Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Toledo News-Bee, January 15, 1913:
Many wives in major league cities breathed sighs of relief one day in 1901, when it was announced that Nig Cuppy had made his exit from the big leagues. Not that the women disliked Cuppy, but—where is the woman who wants to keep supper warm after it is ready, while hubby makes his way homeward from the ball game?
[Cuppy:] “I see they are now getting away with pitching 150 balls a game. When I was in the business I used to pitch that many to four Orioles—McGraw, Jennings, Keeler, and Kelley...I was called slow, but if we had had the foul strike rule and had cut out the kicking at the umpire, I would not have been any slower than the pitchers are now.”
Steve Trachsel wholeheartedly agrees.
for his generous support.
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