The St. Paul-New York Underground Railroad
On New Year’s Day, 1925, local newspapers announced that the St. Paul Saints of the American Association had been sold to Bob Connery, longtime New York Yankees scout. While Connery declared that he was severing all connections with the Yankees, the two teams were actually about to embark on a close relationship for the next few years.1 A regular shuttle of players between the Yankees and the Saints would become a cornerstone of the New York team’s player acquisition and development . . .
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