further antedating of "screw ball" 1919

Sam Clements SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Sun Feb 22 05:10:33 UTC 2004

From: "Laurence Horn" <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
> Hard enough to kill--which in fact he did, an Indians infielder named
> Chapman, if memory serves.    I seem to recall Mays was never the same
> that.  (Although that was even more true of Chapman...)

Mays went 27-9 the next year, helping the Yanks to a pennant.  He was never
the same, just better.


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