Friday, May 12, 2006

From Sporting Life December 14, 1901

From Sporting Life, December 14, 1901.

Speaking of Ted Breitenstein, I found this note today:

Breitenstein Breaks an Arm

The St. Louis, Mo., December 11.— Theodore Breitenstein, the famous left-hand pitcher, had his right arm broken in a carriage upset last night. He was driving when the horse started to run away. Breitenstein tugged hard on the lines, with the result that he was pulled over the dasher. Not only was his right arm broken by the spill, but his left was badly sprained.

In a time before automobile accident there were horse and buggy accidents, and many train related accidents. Actually, ballplayers today live and play in a much more benign environment today.

Tomorrow I will probably not be posting, as I’m off to The PCL Reunion in Carson, CA


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