Holyoke’s Big Leaguer, Pat Shea

by Laurel | February 21st, 2007

[Adapted from the Springfield Republican, February 19, 1922.]

Pat Shea of Holyoke, member of the world’s champion New York Giants, will leave home this week to report to the McGrawmen. Shea turned in some first-class work for the Giants in 1921, but this year he hopes to make for himself a regular position on the staff and to take his turn against the other reams around the National circuit. Last winter Shea was overanxious to make good with the New York club and did too much preparatory work during the winter, with the result that when he had been in the South a while he found that he was overtrained and that his arm wouldn’t respond. He has taken his training this winter mostly in the form of long walks and short sprints on the road, going out frequently with Jack Hannafin, former Eastern league umpire. Shea will go to Buffalo for a few days and meet the Giants there, on the way to San Antonio. The squad is booked to leave New York Sunday.

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