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Hugh High from the Chronology
Feb 4, 1915 - The Yankees purchase Wally Pipp and OF Hugh High from the Detroit Tigers for a reported $5000 each. Historian Lyle Spatz (Yankees Coming Yankees Going) writes that this was the first of some promised funneling of ball players to the recently sold Yankee franchise.
Aug 3, 1914 - Against Detroit in the 7th inning‚ Yankees catcher Les Nunamaker has 3 assists in the 7th inning‚ nipping Sam Crawford and Bobby Veach trying to steal‚ and picking off Hugh High at 2B. Detroit's next baserunner‚ George Burns in the 9th‚ gets picked off a base for the 2nd time‚ this time at 1B by the pitcher King Cole. Nunamaker is the first catcher since 1887 to have 3 assists in an inning. The Yankees lone score comes on a double steal with Nunemaker on the front end with Fritz Maisel. New York still loses to Detroit‚ 4-1‚ as Stanley Coveleski is the winner. Heilmann plays 2B, replacing Marty Cavanagh‚ who 'played like a clown' yesterday. Nunamaker's feat is erroneously listed in most record books as occurring in the 2nd inning; also‚ he is listed as throwing out three runners in that frame when he only throws out 2.