This Day in Giants History: January 19, 1919

The Giants obtain fancy-fielding first baseman Hal Chase from Cincinnati in exchange for first baseman Walter Holke and catcher Bill Rariden.  Chase had been suspended by the Reds on August 9, 1918, for “indifferent playing.”  The Reds charged him with attempting to throw games, but National League President John Heydler threw the charges out because of what he claimed was insufficient evidence.

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