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Mail Tribune 100, Dec. 5, 1921

The following news items were drawn from the archives of the Mail Tribune 100 years ago

Dec. 5, 1921


Some amateur burglars broke into the garage occupied by the Geo. L. Treichler Motor Co., Saturday night and rifled the cash register of thirty-seven cents. A pair of gauntlets belonging to Halsey Noel were also taken. The burglars gained entrance through the back window, entered the office, took the cash register into the shop and worked on it with some sort of a “jimmy” finally opening it and procuring the glorious sum of 37 cents. The cash register was not locked and the .37c could have been procured without even the bookkeeper knowing it had the “No Sale” key been pressed. It looks as if the culprits were looking for experience in forcible entrance rather than actual cash. Their careers are in danger of being nipped in the bud as Deputy Sheriff Forncrook has all the finger prints connected with the gloves and the 37c.


Bambino Gets Suspended Till After Season Starts and Loses World Series Share — Went Barnstorming and Defied Authority — Piercey and Muesel Socked.

Chicago, Dec. 5. — Babe Ruth’s share of the world’s series profits in 1921 were declared forfeited and Ruth himself suspended until May 20, 1922, by Commissioner K. M. Landis in a decision today, fixing punishment for the New York Yankee ball player for participating in a post-season barnstorming tour.

Ruth may apply for reinstatement on May 20, or within ten days after that date, Commissioner Landis said. The 1922 baseball season starts about the middle of April, so that Ruth will be prevented from participating in baseball for at least one month next season.

Bill Piercey, New York American pitcher, and Bob Meusel, the Yankee right fielder, were handed the same punishment by Commissioner Landis. They participated in the trip with Ruth. The trio started out from New York City, playing several dates in New York state, but the trip was called off after they had been warned that they were violating the rules of organized baseball.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com