Thursday, April 21, 2011

Statesville Landmark, July 20, 1909

In case there's any confusion: they're talking about the fans. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

True to his moniker

Salt Lake Tribune, August 30, 1922

Rowdy Elliott had a brief heyday in the majors, with stints with the Braves,  the Cubs and the Brooklyn Robins, punctuated by minor league play.  The above suspension was hardly his nadir. That came a dozen years later, on February 12, 1934, when he plummted out the window of a San Francisco apartment building and fell to his death.  The cause of the fall and the circumstances surrounding it remain a mystery.