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Any player/Any era: Chris von der Ahe

Posted: 28th July 2011 by Graham Womack in Chris von der Ahe

What he did: Von der Ahe owned the 19th century equivalent of the St. Louis Cardinals and might have been a century ahead of his time. Free spending and nicknamed “The Millionaire Sportsman,” von der Ahe didn’t know much about baseball, though he loved the game, once bragging he had the biggest diamond. He was […]