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 Post subject: Headlines of a bygone era
PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2004 9:15 am 
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As documented in the book (not movie) "Ragtime," for one season in the teens the New York Giants had a guy named Charlie Faust as their mascot. Faust was, according to contemporary accounts, "feeble-minded" and used to throw imaginary pitches on the sidelines during the game. The last day of the season, he was actually allowed to pitch an inning in a real major league game, though of course it was all done as a joke and made into a farce.<p>The novelty wore off, and Faust eventually was sent packing and wound up being commited. <p>According to the fascinating site www.thedeadballera.com , the New York Herald's headline on the story of Faust being hospitalized was:<p>FAUST SENT TO BUGHOUSE LEAGUE


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