Green was a foolhardy baserunner and a .304 hitter for the Chicago Colts (Cubs) in
1898-1901. When American League raiders offered lucrative contracts to unhappy
League stars, Charles Comiskey landed Green, who became the White Sox right fielder
in 1902. In 1906, with Green's throwing arm burning out, Comiskey let him manage
half the club in split-squad spring training. Green had his players roller-skating,
believing it was better than jogging, but his training ideas did not please Comiskey.
After Green's spring squad lost most of its games, Green was outrighted to the American
Association. He died in 1914 of complications from a beaning.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»July 7, 1903: In a game with the New York Highlanders, White Sox OF Danny Green is called out at 1B by John Sheridan, and after returning to the bench continues to yell at the ump. Sheridan finally rushes the bench and hits Green with his mask, who then belts the umpire. The umpire is taken from the grounds and locked up on charges of disorderly conduct. An hour later he is released after bail is posted by Highlander president Joseph Gordon.