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1912 Tigers Pickup Team Loses 24-2

The Detroit Tigers were playing the New York Highlanders on May 15, 1912 in New York. This was the last year they were known as the Highlanders and have been the Yankees since the start of the 1913 season.

One of the Highlanders fans, Claude Lueker, was riding Ty Cobb that day and Cobb warned the opposing manager and the umpires that there would be dire consequences if the fan wasn’t removed from the premises.

When nothing was done about the fan and he called the racist Cobb a name racists don’t appreciate Cobb climbed into the stands and started pummeling Lueker.

When the fans started telling Cobb the man had no hands Cobb retorted “I don’t care if he has no feet&r...

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