Thoughts, lists and other compulsive bits about baseball from comedian filmmaker television producer/Red Sox fan Paul Francis Sullivan....
feel free to call him “Sully.”
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
The telegram to Pie Traynor and the lost Pirates pennant of 1938 - My latest for the Hardball Times
The Pirates had the opportunity to insert five Hall of Famers into their roster before the start of the 1938 season. They didn't and blew a 7 game lead in September.
It is a story involving what could have been the greatest battery in history, a starting line up that would have featured six future Hall of Famers and a superstar turned manager who was ahead of his time in terms of racial tolerance.