29 Feb 2004 09:15:25
Dvd Avins
Shocker, Huggins, Gehrig

Dying young was certainly more common then than it is now. But this seems
unusual. In about 10 years, the Yankees had three people in uniform leave
the team because they were dying? Granted, one was a manager, but even he
was only 50 when he died. Both players stars; one of the players and the
manager are HOFers.

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species of intemperance within itself... [It] makes a crime out of things
that are not crimes. A Prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles
upon which our government was founded." - Abraham Lincoln, speech, 1840




29 Feb 2004 17:20:13
Cody M. Stumpo
Re: Shocker, Huggins, Gehrig


As Jeff Kent pointed out, it was because they were steroid-abusers.

Dvd Avins <dvdNOavinsSPAM@pobox.com > wrote:
: Dying young was certainly more common then than it is now. But this seems
: unusual. In about 10 years, the Yankees had three people in uniform leave
: the team because they were dying? Granted, one was a manager, but even he
: was only 50 when he died. Both players stars; one of the players and the
: manager are HOFers.

: --
: "Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of temperance. It is a
: species of intemperance within itself... [It] makes a crime out of things
: that are not crimes. A Prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles
: upon which our government was founded." - Abraham Lincoln, speech, 1840



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