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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 10-13-2020

Columnist Ralph Davis in the Pittsburgh Press, October 13, 1920:

Rube Marquard, the Brooklyn pitcher, was convicted yesterday of having attempted to scalp world’s series tickets. In sentencing him, the judge said: “You are a rube, for sure,” and the judge was right.

Marquard has proved himself the biggest ass in baseball. The idea that a ball player, in the midst of a series for the championship of the world, in which his team was playing, should stoop to such cheap stuff is almost beyond belief.
...
[Charles] Ebbets should not only see to it that Marquard does not play with Brooklyn, but that he performs for no other club in organized baseball in 1920. Apparently, these highly cultured gentlemen who amuse the American public cannot appreciate anything but a wallop to the jaw—and a number of them have wallops coming to them.

Jeez, Ralph, tell me how you really feel. Marquard did a dumb thing, but goodness - a couple of weeks ago we were talking about some of the biggest stars in the game intentionally losing the World Series. Perspective, my dude. It’s bad but it’s not “ship him to Saint Helena” bad.

Anyway, Ebbets traded Marquard to Cincinnati for Dutch Ruether, who was one of the best young pitchers in baseball at this point. He was angry at Rube, but he wasn’t stupid.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: October 13, 2020 at 10:13 AM | 4 comment(s)
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