Monday, December 13, 2010

The 1887 World Series: Arguing Over A Fallacy

The situation summed up is this: The Browns have beaten Chicago, Chicago has beaten Detroit, hence the Browns should beat the Detroits.-[St. Louis Globe-Democrat.] You are away off. Clarkson beat Detroit. Have you a Clarkson?-[Detroit Free Press.] No, but St. Louis has a Foutz and a Caruthers and a Hudson.-[Philadelphia Press.]
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, October 13, 1887

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