Lot # 157: 1921 American Caramel Co. E121 Tom Rogers SGC 5 EX

Category: Candy Cards

Starting Bid: $150.00

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Item was in Auction "Heartland Summer Auction",
which ran from 7/10/2021 4:00 PM to
7/21/2021 10:00 PM

On June 19, 1916, Rogers was involved in an incident in which he accidentally killed an opposing batter. Playing against the Mobile Sea Gulls, Rogers hit longtime friend and former teammate Johnny Dodge in the temple with a pitch, knocking him unconscious. Dodge was helped to stand and led to the showers where he shortly died of a brain hemorrhage.Suffering from emotional problems as a result of the 1916 death of friend Johnny Dodge, Rogers died prematurely in Nashville in 1936 at the age of 44.

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