Off the Shelf: Pitchers of Beer by Dan Raley

Raley Read the beginning of Chapter 2, "Sick and the Needy" from Pitchers of Beer: The Story of the Seattle Rainiers by Dan Raley, Photographs from the David Eskenazi Collection:

 "After his 1937 franchise takeover, Seattle’s new baseball proprietor turned up at a Pacific Coast League (PCL) meeting held in Sacramento, California, and introduced himself to one of his peers with a handshake and the words, “Sick here.” To which the other man responded in wise-guy fashion: “I’m not feeling too well myself.” Some easily could have questioned Emil Sick’s sanity, if not his future health, for deciding to involve himself in Seattle’s complicated baseball affairs.

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