100 years ago
The Real Jake: Colonel Jacob Ruppert: the Man Who Built the Yankee Empire in 1915 the 11 of January
The past of fame weekend is sadly the induction of three deceased baseball treasures was a true commentary on how steroids and other assorted fixations have poisoned the national past time.Those who voted saw fit to vote in this trio who lived long before the age of enhancement. One of the inductees was long overdue for admittance Colonel re"It was an orphan club,"and purchased the Yankees of New York for $460,000 from the original owners - -professional gambler Frank Farrell and ex-police commissioner William S. Devery. Huston impressed everyone by peeling off 230 thousand dollar bills – his share of the purchase price.Players and sportswriters referred to Hutson as "Cap." There were others who called him "the Man in the Iron Hat" because of the derby hat, generally crumpled, that he wore. The hat matched his suits, always crumpled and rumpled.
16 of January
a 1804 silver dollar worth millions of dollars will go on the auction block Aug.8 at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in the Chicago.The Class III dollar will be sold byStack’s Bowers Galleries in the officialconvention auction. It is graded Proof-55 byNumismatic Guaranty Corporation.The firm notes that it “has one of themost distinguished pedigrees that can beimagined.”Only 15 examples of the date are known.