Thursday, June 16, 2011
Sometimes, when there are no requests or other sources of inspiration for a tree, the best way to find something to post is just pick a random spot in the drop-down menu and just start clicking.  That’s how I ended up in the “J”s and found Smead Jolley.  I don’t know about you, but when I see a name like “Smead Jolley” I’m gonna click on it and see where it goes.
Jolley was actually traded twice on December 14, 1933.  He went from Boston to the St. Louis Browns, then on to the Hollywood Stars of the PCL.  Back before the 1950s, the PCL was an important league, nearly a 3rd major league thanks to the fact there was no American or National League team west of St. Louis.  For the Stars, he was teammates with Vince DiMaggio and future HoF’er Bobby Doerr.  Those two were both on their way up in their careers, and Jolley was on the backside of his.
In the lower left you’ll see a red line between Ferrell and Giuliani.  This is because Giuliani refused to report to St. Louis from Washington.  Moore was sent instead.  This is, if I recall, the second time such a transaction has occurred on Trade Trees, the first being Jackie Robinson’s refusal to report to the Giants.  

Sometimes, when there are no requests or other sources of inspiration for a tree, the best way to find something to post is just pick a random spot in the drop-down menu and just start clicking.  That’s how I ended up in the “J”s and found Smead Jolley.  I don’t know about you, but when I see a name like “Smead Jolley” I’m gonna click on it and see where it goes.

Jolley was actually traded twice on December 14, 1933.  He went from Boston to the St. Louis Browns, then on to the Hollywood Stars of the PCL.  Back before the 1950s, the PCL was an important league, nearly a 3rd major league thanks to the fact there was no American or National League team west of St. Louis.  For the Stars, he was teammates with Vince DiMaggio and future HoF’er Bobby Doerr.  Those two were both on their way up in their careers, and Jolley was on the backside of his.

In the lower left you’ll see a red line between Ferrell and Giuliani.  This is because Giuliani refused to report to St. Louis from Washington.  Moore was sent instead.  This is, if I recall, the second time such a transaction has occurred on Trade Trees, the first being Jackie Robinson’s refusal to report to the Giants.