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Rogers Hornsby released from the Cubs in 1932...

Item # 655736

August 03, 1932


* Rogers Hornsby released
* Chicago Cubs - MLB baseball
* Best title to be had - rare as such

The front page has a great banner headline: "HORNSBY REMOVED BY CUBS" with subhead. (see) Related photo on the back page. Nice to have in this famous Chicago publication, rare as such.
Complete with all 28 pages, this is the "rag edition" printed on very high quality newsprint meant for institutional holdings. In great condition as such, a few small binding holes at the spine.

wikipedia notes: William Veeck, Sr., who was running the team, was unhappy with Hornsby's management of the team. Hornsby maintained strict rules, and Veeck thought his managing style hurt team morale. Veeck believed Hornsby broke a cardinal rule of baseball in one particular incident. Hornsby disagreed with a call made by the umpire. Instead of disputing the call himself, as was the manager's job, Hornsby sent another player to argue with the umpire. That player was ejected from the game. On August 2, although the Cubs were in second place, Hornsby was released, and Charlie Grimm replaced him as manager. Hornsby had played 19 games, batting .224 with one home run and seven RBIs. Although the Cubs advanced to the 1932 World Series, the players voted not to give Hornsby any of the World Series money.

Category: The 20th Century