Grave Story: Rube Waddell (1876-1914)

LOST--ONE BASEBALL PLAYER: PITCHER by inclination; apparently sound in wind and limb, and answers to the name of "Rube." Address all communications to Connie Mack, manager Philadelphia American League ball club, present keeper.The Inter Ocean (Chicago, Ill.), August 10, 1902. Here lies Rube Waddell, one of the most dominating pitchers in the game — when … Continue reading Grave Story: Rube Waddell (1876-1914)

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Baseball history: Chief Meyers wants you to stop killing his brother

This is a really poor copy of the Detroit Free Press, dated September 16, 1913, but I have transcribed it as best as I can, because this needs to be preserved for posterity. Some of the language is un-PC, but it was 1913. Source: Detroit Free Press, September 16, 1913. “So insistent have the newspapers … Continue reading Baseball history: Chief Meyers wants you to stop killing his brother