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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 8-11-2020

Memphis News Scimitar, August 11, 1920:

Outfielder Harper, of the Little Rock Southern Association club, was arrested and held in $500 bail yesterday on a warrant charging “malicious mischief” after Manager Elberfeld, of the Little Rock club, had refused to pay for the canvas coverings on the bases that Harper is alleged to have damaged yesterday with his spikes.

The arrest came fifteen minutes before the first game of the double-header yesterday and Elberfeld announced in advance he would protest the game. Zoellers played right field until Harper could be taken to the city criminal court, make bond and return to the park.

Sounds like this was a bit of gamesmanship by an Atlanta team that was in a close pennant race with Little Rock, New Orleans, and Birmingham and wanted to gain an edge.

In other news, Carl Mays threw a complete game as the Yankees beat the Indians 11-4 yesterday at the Polo Grounds. Ray Chapman went 1-for-5 with a triple and a run scored. Why do I mention this? No reason.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: August 11, 2020 at 10:21 AM | 10 comment(s)
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