The Press: What's the Name Again?

The story that shambled out of a Manhattan night court was enough to jerk a tear from any baseball fan's eye. Of the 18 bleary Bowery bums charged with loitering "while apparently intoxicated," one gave the name of Marquard. The judge had tenderly inquired: "Aren't you the famous 'Rube?'" Yes, the prisoner croaked, he was "Ol' Rube," who won 19 straight games for the Giants back in 1912. The record had never been broken, but "Rube" was broke. "The magistrate," said an A.P. dispatch, "took a $5 bill from his billfold, handed it to Marquard, shook hands with him, wished him...

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