Home > 1917 Dan Shay murder case...
Show image list »
1917 Dan Shay murder case...
Item # 681840
May 10, 1917
EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, May 10, 1917
* Manager Dan Shay - Milwaukee Brewers
* Arrested for murder of Negro Clarence Euell
* MLB Baseball - English Hotel - Indianapolis
Page 12 has a one column photo with heading: "Dan Shay Is Held On Murder Charge" with text. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper. Rare as such.
Complete with 16 pages, small library stamps within the masthead, a little irregular along the spine, generally nice.
wikipedia notes: On May 3, 1917, the Brewers traveled to Indianapolis and defeated the team there to improve their win-loss record to 7–8. Shay visited a local tavern that night and had some drinks. The tavern owner took Shay to a beauty parlor and introduced him to its owner, Gertrude Anderson. Anderson gave Shay a manicure and accompanied him to the Hotel English. Shay complained to busboy Eugene Jones about the placement of sugar bowls at his table. Clarence Euell, a black waiter at the cafe, came to address Shay's concern. An argument ensued during which Shay pulled out a gun and shot Euell in the abdomen. Euell wrestled Shay onto the floor, pressing his foot down on Shay's head
Category: The 20th Century