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Friday, September 14, 2012
Connie Mack, quoted in the September 14, 1912 edition of the Pittsburgh Press, to the right of the linked item:
Booze and baseball don’t mix, never did, and never will. A pitcher who thinks he can fan old Herman W. Souse is simply pitching to the greatest home-run hitter he ever faced…[Rube] Waddell, with all his talent, couldn’t stay in the major leagues. Why? Because he stood there and pitched himself to Old Man Barleycorn.
No, sir, the day of the stewed ball player has gone, and it won’t come back.
Don’t tell Mantle and Alexander.
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