Quote of the day

The Yankees, you see, they’re a money team, they’re the class of baseball. You don’t ever bet against that.

~Jim Thorpe

The Sporting News


This day in baseball: Thorpe signs with New York

After turning down an offer from the last-place Browns, Jim Thorpe signed with the New York Giants, the defending NL champs, on February 1, 1913.  Thorpe, a Sac and Fox Nation native American, compiled a lifetime .252 batting average during his six seasons in the majors.

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Jim Thorpe (The Sporting News)