"Yanigan" --Baseball researcher Peter Morris antedates it by two years (to 1893)
gcohen at UMR.EDU
Mon Apr 7 13:47:43 UTC 2003
Congratulations to Peter Morris for his further antedating of the now
obsolete baseball term "Yannigan." Below my signoff is the message
he sent to the research group for 19th Century Baseball.
>From: "Peter Morris" <moxbib at voyager.net>
>To: <19cBB at yahoogroups.com>
>Cc: <Bapopik at aol.com>, <gcohen at umr.edu>
>Subject: RE: [19cBB] "Yannigan"--Barry Popik spots earliest
>attestation (23 Feb. 1895)
>Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2003 06:45:25 -0400
>Here's an 1893 instance:
>Sporting News, July 22, 1893, "Baltimore's Yannigan Treadway with the hoarse
>laugh and the round tanned face made a hit in Chicago."
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