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Monte Cross from the Chronology
Jul 9, 1902 - The A's Rube Waddell and Boston's Bill Dinneen battle for 16 innings before the visiting Philadelphians push across two runs in the 17th to win 4-2. Shortstop Monte Cross hits a 2-run HR in the 17th.
May 8, 1902 - Bill Duggleby the first jumper to return to the Phillies loses 2-1 to St. Louis. Dugglesby who made $1200 last year and jumped to the A's for $2200 jumped back for $24000. Dummy Taylor rejoins the Giants after jumping to Cleveland (AL) and will go 1-3. Returnee Chick Fraser will win his first start on May 23rd 5-2 over Chicago. Harry Wolverton will return after 59 games with the Washington Nationals. All others will remain with their new teams. Of all those that the Athletics acquired only Monte Cross stays.
Apr 28, 1902 - In the A's 12-0 victory over Washington Monte Cross has a pair of homers. Wiltse is the winner.
Apr 21, 1902 - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court reversing a lower court's decision grants a permanent injunction (effective only in Pennsylvania) barring jumpers Nap Lajoie Chick Fraser and Bill Bernhard from playing for the A's or any team but the Phillies. Not mentioned but covered by the decision are: Elmer Flick Monte Cross and Bill Duggleby of the A's; Ed Delahanty Al Orth Harry Wolverton and Jack Townsend of Washington; Ed McFarland (White Stockings) and Red Donahue (Browns).
Nov 13, 1897 - At the NL meetings‚ the St. Louis Browns make a blockbuster trade by sending SS Monte Cross‚ C Klondike Douglass and P Red Donahue to the Phillies. St. Louis receives lefty C Jack Clements‚ P Jack "Brewery Jack" Taylor‚ and outfielder Tommy Dowd. President Chris von der Ahe later reveals he gets $5‚500 as well from the Phils.
Jan 3, 1896 - Pittsburgh acquires SS Fred Ely from St. Louis for P Bill hart SS Monte Cross and $1500.