Veteran Giant catcher Harry Danning ends his holdout and signs a $16,500 contract. Manager Bill Terry surprises the Giant beat writers and fans with the announcement that the heavy-footed catcher will be the club’s new left fielder. The “noble experiment,” as some of the more cynical writers refer to it, ends in failure and within a few weeks Danning is behind the plate to stay.
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