Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Beware Of Pig Iron

Gallagher, the promising young pitcher of the Lucas Amateurs, has had his right hand crushed by a bar of pig iron falling on it, and is in danger of losing some of his fingers.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, March 16, 1884

Gallagher, whose first name I still don't know, was signed by the Maroons in late November or early December. I think that this accident explains why he never played for the club.

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