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Nov 24

Ted Sullivan (Almost) Signs Waddell and other Tales from 1899

Rube Waddell got his two cups of coffee in 1897 for Louisville having been released by Pittsburgh. As related in his biography by Dan O’Brien, “Rube sat beside Manager Patsy Donovan,” the Louisville Courier-Journal reported. “Patsy heard him talk and released him as soon as breakfast was over.” The next year he pitched for Detroit …

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