Chris von der Ahe - A Magnate for Success
Among von der Ahe’s most famous traits was his “Dutchman’s Luck,” which was on no better display than in 1888. Having sold many of his stars – including future Hall of Famer King Kelly – to rival clubs, aggrieved St. Louis fans prepared for the worst.
But the replacement cast, said to be “picked up from the sandlots,” improbably clicked and captured the ’88 title as well, making von der Ahe more money in the process than any of his previously revered squads.
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2016 Pre-Integration Committee Candidates
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