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Monday, June 25, 2012
Pittsburgh Press, June 24, 1912:
ALLEGED LEAGUE ADMITS IT’S DEAD
There are no mourners among the fans…The only sad ones over the situation are those who are wondering who is going to foot the league’s bills.
Pittsburgh Press, June 25, 1912:
Many good stories could be told about the comic happenings in connection with the short and unhappy existence of the U.S. (Shoestring) league…
It is said that at one game played a few weeks ago, no fewer than 40 errors were made. However, they didn’t appear in any of the published box scores. After about 12 misplayes had been recorded, the official scorer calmly announced to the reporters: “Well, boys, that’s enough errors. Everything goes as base hits hereafter.” And that’s the way they went.
During one of the alleged games at Exposition park, when it came time for one of the tossers to bat in the ninth inning, he was discovered sitting on the bench, minus his shoes.
If only he had some shoestrings.
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