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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 1-12-2021

Pittsburgh Gazette Times, January 12, 1921:

A three-cornered conference involving John McGraw of the Giants, George Gibson of the Pirates and Fred Mitchell of the Braves, with Rabbit Maranville as the main topic of discussion, was sidetracked early [yesterday] evening after it had been scheduled by the three managers. The pilots were in earnest about the matter, but McGraw was rushed by several of his friends, who insisted upon a fraternal gathering…

Both Gibson and [Pirates President Barney] Dreyfuss were peeved over the outcome of what was supposed to be an important business meeting.
[The Braves] say they will give [Maranville] for Carey, Whitted, a shortstop, and a sum of money said to be $40,000.

Yes, I’m sure they would have. Maranville was a good player, a bit of a stretch as a Hall of Famer, but one of the best shortstops in baseball at this point.

All the Braves were asking for was prime Max Carey, an everyday 3B/OF (Whitted), a starting shortstop, and the salaries of Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth combined.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: January 12, 2021 at 08:09 AM | 11 comment(s)
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