Earl McNeely

The Senators Clark Griffith sent three players and $40,000 to Sacramento (Pacific Coast League) for McNeely in 1924. One of the players was Wid Matthews, a favorite with Washington fans. The fans protested so loudly that Griffith tried to cancel the deal, but Sacramento refused and Commissioner Landis upheld Sacramento. McNeely was not made welcome in Washington until he hit the ball that hopped over Freddie Lindstrom‘s head to give the Senators the victory over New York in the ’24 World Series.