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FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»February 21, 1919: The Yankees acquire 36-year-old spitballer Jack Quinn from Vernon (PCL), sending in exchange P Joe Finneran, 1B Zinn Beck, and cash. Quinn will be named a designated spitballer when the wet pitch is outlawed, and in 1921 will help the Yanks to their first pennant. He won't call it quits till he's 50.