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Morrie Rath from the Chronology
May 10, 1912 - At Washington the White Sox finish a sweep of their series with the Nationals with a 5-2 victory. Morrie Rath lines his first ML homer good for 2 runs in the 5th off Bob Groom. Rath will total just 19 RBI this year in 157 games to set a ML record for fewest RBI. Groom is spared serving up a HR to Collins when the new screen in right field prevents then roundtripper. Collns gets a douvble. Cashion homers for Washington.
Jul 23, 1910 - Connie Mack trades Morrie Rath and $5000 to Cleveland for Bris Lord a former A's OF and Pelican OF Joe Jackson. The key is OF Joe Jackson of the New Orleans club who Mack wanted from Cleveland. When Francis Richter in Philadelphia writes "Mack. . . on Saturday [the 23rd] made a splendid deal with Cleveland by trading third baseman Rath for outfielder Brisco Lord" he fails to mention Jackson. This trade is often listed as July 25 and even August 1 though Rath plays his first game for Cleveland on July 28. Cleveland will comfortable enough at first with Rath to release vet 1B Bill Bradley but Rath gets released to Baltimore (Eastern) in late August. He'll return with the White Sox and the Reds.