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Monday, July 28, 2003 The sad man behind Chief Wahoo's grin
The tragic Louis Sockalexis, a Penobscot of Jim Thorpe-like skills for whom the Cleveland Indians are said to have been named, is recalled in a column in the Portland Press-Herald that quotes a contemporary newspaper's hyperbolic account of the Indian's prowess.
Then up to the plate stepped Sockalexis, with the odor of the forest . . . with the curling smoke of wigwams, with the rushing of great rivers; strong of arm was Sockalexis, he could throw 10 baseballs upward, throw them with such strength and swiftness that the 10th ball left his right arm ere the first to earth had fallen.