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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 39, September 24, 2006, Article 31

WALTER JOHNSON'S SILVER DOLLAR THROW

Jeff Starck writes: "This is an interesting story about Washington
Senators pitcher Walter Johnson's attempt to throw a "silver dollar"
across the Rappahannock, a la George Washington. There were bets that
Johnson could re-create the feat, but the promoter indicated he must
throw it some 1,200 or 1,300 feet!
Full Story

[This is a new story published September 22nd by the Richmond Times
Dispatch about an event that took place in 1936.  As it turns out, we
did cover this event in an earlier E-Sylum - see the link below.  One
joke related to the event was this:

"An Englishman wondered whether Washington had ever thrown the
dollar.  "Of course he did", reported an American diplomat. "To
throw a dollar across the Rappahannock would be nothing to a
man who had pitched a Sovereign across the Atlantic!"

THROWING YOUR MONEY AWAY
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-Editor]

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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