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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 9-29-2020

Pittsburgh Press, September 29, 1920:



Two more members of the Chicago Whitesox confessed today that they had connived to “throw” the 1919 world’s series to Cincinnati for a bribe of $100,000. They are Claude “Lefty” Williams, pitcher, who told his story to the grand jury, and Oscar “Happy” Felsch, center fielder, who admitted his part in the gigantic plot to the International News Service.

It was reported that George “Buck” Weaver, another of the eight players under indictment, was preparing to go before the grand jury and make a clean breast of his alleged connection with the scandal.

“I got my $5,000,” Felsch said in a statement to the International News Service, “and I guess the others did, too. We were double-crossed out of an even split of the $100,000.”

Elsewhere on the same page, Billy Maharg says he’ll testify in front of the grand jury if Charlie Comiskey gives him $10,000, Joe Jackson says the Sox played the 1920 season honestly, and Abe Attell is pointing a finger at Arnold Rothstein.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: September 29, 2020 at 10:20 AM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: black sox, dugout, history

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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: September 29, 2020 at 10:22 AM (#5979517)
A strange concentration of 19th century stars and San Diego Padres on today's Birthday Team.

C: Tony Rensa (0.1 WAR)
1B: Dave Orr (27.3 WAR)
2B: Joe Thurston (-0.4 WAR)
3B: Harry Steinfeldt (30.6 WAR)
SS: Tim Flannery (9.1 WAR)
LF: Warren Cromartie (16.4 WAR)
CF: Gene Richards (18.7 WAR)
RF: Harry Lumley (14.6 WAR)
PH/Fourth OF: Rob Deer (13.8 WAR)

SP: Ed Morris (38.4 WAR)
SP: Gus Weyhing (37.8 WAR)
SP: Mike McCormick (18.6 WAR)
SP: Steve Busby (16.1 WAR)
SP: Jake Westbrook (13.1 WAR)
RP: Craig Lefferts (8.9 WAR)
RP: Heath Bell (7.1 WAR)

Manager: Ken Macha
Less successful family member: Hal Trosky Jr.
Fun names: Hunkey Hines, Hunky Shaw
   2. Walt Davis Posted: September 29, 2020 at 05:10 PM (#5979646)
Whitesox as one word. Was that common? When did it shift?

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