Baseball, the Redsox and ukulele discrimination

The Pittsburgh Press of 3 December 1928 reported on the effects of prejudice and discrimination on the career of baseball player, Walter Shaner (who might have been born 24 May 1901, according to a summary of career-to-date in the Pittsburgh paper, 23 March 1929). Anyway, the report provides a sad commentary on collective human nature:

Walter Shaner, who is said to have been sent away from the Redsox a few years back because he played a ukulele too much, will be with the Cincinnati Reds next summer. He’s an outfielder.

They put the ukulele player in the outfield — typical. (By the way, how does one gauge too much, when it comes to ukulele playing?)

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