Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 9-11-2019
New York Tribune, September 11, 1919:Ray Caldwell, the prodigal of the American League, only recently kicked out of the Boston Red Sox, came back yesterday and pitched a no-hit game for the Cleveland Indians against the Yankees at the Polo Grounds. … Caldwell, the erratic, the temperamental, the undependable, shut out “Murderers’ Row,” the hardest sluggers in the league, with the might of the arm that they said had gone bad, and with the steel of the nerve that they said he had lost. … The crowd was with Caldwell, the prodigal, despite the fact that he was working for Ban Johnson’s team, the Indians, for the prodigal always was a likeable wastrel. Even after he had driven managers to desperation he could win them back with that compelling grin of his. A couple weeks earlier, Caldwell was hit by lightning while on the mound but finished the game. Things were never dull when Ray Caldwell was around.