Gene A. Budig, former head of three major universities, author of numerous books, and the last president of the American League, died Tuesday at the age of 81. He was president of Major League Baseball’s American League from 1994 to … Continue reading Remembering Gene A. Budig
Read the beginning of Chapter 1, "Ralph Young’s Big Moment" from Under Pallor, Under Shadow: The 1920 American League Pennant Race That Rattled and Rebuilt Baseball by Bill Felber:
"Ralph Young was a second baseman of unremarkable talent for nine Major League seasons during the first quarter of the twentieth century. He never hit better than .300, and his career .247 batting and .959 fielding averages failed to gain much notice among contemporaries.