Dispatches From Spring Training: 1911


West Baden, Indiana:

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March 2nd: Second baseman Miller Huggins, from nearby Cincinnati, scoffed at the idea of spending the night in "Union country" and has decided to commute every morning from south of the Ohio River.

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March 7th: Upon hearing the news that the United States has sent 20,000 troops to the Mexican border, outfielder Rebel Oakes packed his bags and tooks off to fight in what he called "The Mexican American War 2: Polk's Revenge." He was turned away at the county line and ordered back to camp.

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March 12th: Top prospects Denney Wilie and Ivey Wingo were briefly detained by security at the West Baden Springs Hotel following an incident in the lobby involving a lady of the evening, two jugs of moonshine, and one of those olde tyme bikes with one tiny wheel and one giant wheel.

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March 15th: The Lowdermilk brothers, Lou and Grover, split pitching duties in today's double header. Grover, the right hander, threw to right handed batters and pretended to attend to an infection in the clubhouse whenever a left handed batter came up so Lou, a southpaw, could face the lefties. The idea was hatched by a local farmer, Chester La Russa.

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March 19th: Leftie Slim Sallee, a proud Italian-American, was ejected from this afternoon's contest after stabbing the umpire, who Sallee accused of being a Turkish sympathizer.

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March 20th: Manager Roger Bresnahan, after awaking from a three week long ether induced coma, decided to cancel Spring Training and took the team back to Saint Louis. "Who the [BEEP] scheduled Spring Training in [BEEP]ing Indiana?" he asked.

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