Sport: McCoy to McGillicuddy

Three weeks ago, when Baseball Tsar Kenesaw Mountain Landis freed 91 players from Detroit (TIME, Jan. 29), rival major-league club owners let 90 of these uncaged Tiger cubs amble back to cover, but put out hell-for-leather after the gist: 22-year-old Benny McCoy.

Benny was scarcely three months old in the major leagues, but his batting average (.302) in the 55 games he had played with the Tigers convinced most observers that he was the McCoy himself. Within 24 hours of his freedom, Rookie McCoy had bids from ten major-league clubs. Washington offered him a bonus of $20,000 to become a Senator....

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