World War I and Free Agency: The Fateful 1918 Battle for Jack Quinn

  title={World War I and Free Agency: The Fateful 1918 Battle for Jack Quinn},
  author={Steve Steinberg},
  journal={NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture},
  pages={84 - 92}
  • Steve Steinberg
  • Published 10 March 2008
  • History
  • NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture
The Quinn case all by itself soured once and for all the relationship between the two founding fathers of the American League. Eugene C. Murdock, Ban Johnson: Czar of Baseball Jack (John Picus) Quinn had a remarkable baseball career that spanned more than three decades. He won more than 300 games, 247 of them in a Major League career from 1909 to 1933. Jack was repeatedly given up as "finished" and "too old," in 1912 and 1921 by the Yankees, in 1925 by the Red Sox, and in 1930 by the Athletics… 
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