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Monday, April 16, 2012
The [New York] Evening World, April 16, 1912:
CHICAGO, April 16.—Tyrus [Cobb] had not slept well on the train coming from Cleveland, and announced that he would take a nap…In a little while he was down and complaining to the clerk that the trains on the Illinois Central kept him awake.
Ty took it up with Manager Jennings. The latter informed his star that he was running a ball club and not a hotel and that if Cobb didn’t like his room he could go to another hotel. Ty said that he would and then announced that while he was about it he would go to another hotel in another town. Whereupon he packed his trunk, had it checked to Detroit and went to the ball game—in his street clothes, mind you. He sat in a box back of first base and was there in the role of a spectator and not as an athlete.
Chances are that Tyrus can get all the carfare he wants if he will apply to the White Sox. They’d give him enough to go to South Africa if he would only promise to go.
He’d have probably liked the 1912 version of South Africa.
Anyway, I hear there’s a really great ocean liner about to arrive in New York. Maybe the Sox will pay for Cobb to take a trip to England.
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