Phil Douglas

When he was sober and when his spitter was dancing, Douglas was one of the NL’s better right-handers. His high point was two sterling Giant victories over the Yankees in the 1921 World Series. His low was banishment from baseball for life by Judge Landis. Befuddled first by a taxing drying-out regimen and then by a relapse, and demoralized by a John McGraw tongue-lashing, Douglas had written a Cardinals outfielder about an ambiguous offer to quit the Giants in the heat of the 1922 pennant race in return for “an inducement.”