This Day in Giants History: March 26, 1926

In San Francisco, Cubs owner William Wrigley says that Commissioner Landis should reinstate Jimmy O’Connell, who was banned from organized baseball for allegedly trying to bribe another player to throw a game in 1924.  Wrigley says that O’Connell’s assertion that he was approached by Phillies shortstop Heinie Sands at the behest of Giants’ coach Cozy Dolan was a “crude joke” on the part of Dolan, and nothing more.  Landis does not change his mind.

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