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This Week In Baseball History

Dec 10, 2021

One of the first true greats of the American League, Eddie Collins rivals only Joe Morgan and Rogers Hornsby for the title of best second baseman ever. But, with attendance waning and salaries rising, Connie Mack found he was too valuable to keep 107 years ago this week, when he sold him to the White Sox for $50,000. Mike and Bill look back at the impressively consistent career of Collins, and ponder why, exactly, nobody seemed to like him much. Plus, happy birthday to Pink Hawley and Dick Donovan!