Fwd: Re: [19cBB] Re: Yanigan (baseball term)

Gerald Cohen gcohen at UMR.EDU
Tue Dec 3 18:15:30 UTC 2002

>From: "John Thorn" <john at toy-department.com>
>To: <19cBB at yahoogroups.com>
>Cc: "Gerald Cohen" <gcohen at umr.edu>,
>    "George Thompson" <george.thompson at nyu.edu>
>Subject: Re: [19cBB] Re: Yanigan (baseball term)
>Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2002 12:23:29 -0500
>It may be that both Charlie Dryden and the author of the 1898 World story
>centered on Herbert Van Cleef (the armless, legless pitcher) had their
>tongues thrust firmly into their cheeks.
>In the end, the pursuit of Con Yannigan and his tribe may prove to be a
>snipe hunt (another baseball spring-training term of misted origin).
>john thorn
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Gerald Cohen" <gcohen at umr.edu>
>Cc: <19cBB at yahoogroups.com>
>Sent: Tuesday, December 03, 2002 11:12 AM
>Subject: [19cBB] Re: Yanigan (baseball term)
>>  First, thanx to Barry for unearthing the 1904 item on "Yanigan."
>>  Also, the 19c Baseball discussion group has had a few messages on
>>  this term (two of which are reproduced below my signoff, plus Barry's
>>  message).
>>  Gerald Cohen
>>  member of American Dialect Society and 19cBB

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