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WHEN MARQUARD SIGNED TO PITCH FOR N. Y.
Rube Marquard, 'the highest salaried pitcher in baseball, signing his
contract with the New York Giants. A Marquardt's left is his bride of a few
hours, Blossom Seeley. At the extreme left is Dick Kinsella, Giants scout;
who brought about the deal. 'The others, left to right, are: Burt Snow and
'Mr. and-Mrs. McCullen, friends "of the' Rube. t
San Francisco, Cal., March 25.
Starving to death is the least of Rube
Marquard's troubles. Jlube's been
dragging several hundred, or maybe 1
its several tnousana aoiiars, a weeK
frqm the coffers of ,a theatrical syn
dicate. Then aiong came Mr. John
X McGraw, otherwise -known as
"Muggsy," and on,his bended knee
jileadirigwith'theelongated twirler to;
please, PLEASE come back and pitch '
for the New York Giants thisseason.
Rube dropped his ear to the level
c " themouth of Miiggsy's agent, who
.wLIspered something about dollars.;
Rube grabbed,a pen before the agent
changed his mind and set his "John
Henry" to the bottom of a.cpntract".
"How much you gettin,' Itube,?"
'asked a.youthf ul penciipusher. Rube
looked at him. a minute and then an
swers: . y
"HuE?,' . . ,
"Gettin' more than you did on the
stage ?" .persisted the. scribe.
"Say, you.'ve got your nerve with
you," retorted Rube 'm
"How much were, you gettin' on
the stage?" insisted the ink slinger.