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This Day in Baseball: Thorpe Signs with New York

By Precious Sanders @pdsanders99

After turning down an offer from the last-place Browns, Jim Thorpe signed with the New York Giants, the defending NL champs, on February 1, 1913.  Thorpe, a Sac and Fox Nation native American, compiled a lifetime .252 batting average during his six seasons in the majors.

This day in baseball: Thorpe signs with New York

Jim Thorpe (The Sporting News)

This day in baseball: Thorpe signs with New York


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