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Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Milwaukee Journal, April 18, 1912:
The love for baseball within the prison walls is one of the reasons why Bill Bailey, the shortstop in the colored team who was released from prison in January, has been returned.
When Bailey was discharged in January the members of the negro team called upon him and prevailed upon him to be back by the opening of the baseball season. He has only put up three terms. “I ‘specks I’ll be back,” said Bailey, and, true to his promise, he was returned from Louisville last week and played in the opening game of the season yesterday. Bailey’s explanation of his return was that he was “jammed.”
No word on whether his teammates offered to do the cookin’ or pay the rent.
for his generous support.
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