Eddie Dyer piloted the Columbus (Georgia) Red Birds of the South Atlantic League in 1936. He had some helpful advice for the young prospect. When the innings would change, Slaughter, who was playing in the outfield, would chug slowly to the dugout. When he passed first base, his lope became a slow walk. Dyer remarked to the youngster, “Listen, are you too tired to run all the way? If you are, I’ll get some help for you.” From that point on, Slaughter hit the top step of the dugout running, whether he was entering or exiting the playing field.
This glove was a great example of the old split finger models. Enos served three years in WWII and would probably had 3,000 hits if he hadn't missed that time in uniform.
A very plain and classic wallet with six side load card pockets and the cash bill slot. It also has a very thin profile thanks to the old time leather that was thinner and still strong. It measures 4.25" by 3.75."
Slaughter broke in with St. Louis in 1938. The era of the Gas House Gang may have been winding down, but their roughhouse style of play suited Slaughter.