View Full Version : What Might Have Been

05-12-2006, 12:01 AM
I've never heard this part of the story until now.


Tuesday, July 7, 1914

IN THE NEWS: Suffering heavy losses from Federal League competition in Baltimore, the Orioles' (IL) owner Jack Dunn offers Babe Ruth (plus Ernie Shore and C Ben Egan) for $10,000 to old friend Connie Mack, who refuses, pleading poverty. Cincinnati, which has a working agreement giving them the choice of two players, ignores Ruth and takes OF George Twombley and SS Claud Derrick. Dunn finally peddles his threesome to new owner Joe Lannin of the Red Sox for a reported $25,000.

05-12-2006, 12:07 AM
We'd have kept him a pitcher and he would have torn something ;)