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Monday, January 02, 2012

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 1-2-2012

Toledo News-Bee, January 2, 1912:

Mordecai Brown, premier pitcher of the Cubs and one of the highest class players who ever participated in the national pastime, is through with baseball.
...

“I do not want anyone to construe my assertion that I am going to quit baseball into the usual ‘hold out’ talk of a player whose contract has expired and who is looking for more money.”

Brown got a 27% raise and was back with the Cubs by April.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: January 02, 2012 at 04:54 PM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Walt Davis Posted: January 02, 2012 at 07:16 PM (#4027146)
“I do not want anyone to construe

Hmmm ... was he being clever?

These days we'd say "I wouldn't want anyone to misconstrue my retirement talk as a hold out."
   2. base ball chick Posted: January 02, 2012 at 10:53 PM (#4027309)
this is incredible

it seems as if base ball players BITGOD were concerned with money and were not just Playing For The Love Of The Game and they would have played for FREE, too!!!!!!
   3. Walt Davis Posted: January 03, 2012 at 04:31 AM (#4027442)
I bet he got paid half as much as Antonio Alfonseca

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