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Amos Rusie’s Holdout

As we’ve seen, everything Andrew Freedman did while owner of the New York Giants was wrong, and his particular sin during the spring of 1896 was instigating the holdout of pitcher Amos Rusie. Rusie led the National League in strikeouts … Continue reading

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This Day in Giants History: October 12, 1896

Volatile New York Giants owner Andrew Freedman is found guilty of an April 22nd assault on New York Times baseball writer Edward Hurst. (Hurst had had the temerity to blame Freedman in person for the Giants’ poor showing on the field.) … Continue reading

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