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"THE BEST BASEBALL STORY EVER HEARD"
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"The funniest story rof all was true" Hugh Jennings.
. By Hugh Jennings, Parndus; Man
ager of -the Detroit Tigers.
In my career in minor and
major leagues I have" heard a mit-
lion funny baseball stories..,' The
funniest of all may reaKHike fic
tion, but is fact. The man around
whom the story hangs "is now a
prominent semi - professional
fk, manager in a largeyeasterh'dty,
and has a bank roll that "is, the en
vy of manya major leaguer.
This man received his start ab
a department store cjerk. While
working for the usual department
store salary, he learned cthatr the
firm did notbackA JtaseballTfc
It "was the only large store in
town that was not backing a fast
amateur "club, as an advertising
The clerk was a fan. He read
everything printed about base
ball, inside and outside, and be
lieved he was .just the man to
manage a team backed by the
Store. ' And he helped the store
manager to reach-the same con
clusion. Realizing the -value of news
paper publicity, he decided he
must be afirsfc class press agent.
He was affable, popular, andt
never 'fafled to off tp the
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