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Arthur Bradsher, "The King of the Southern Diamond" turns down $10,000 to Play Pro Ball.

Arthur Bradsher, "The King of the Southern Diamond" turns down $10,000 to Play Pro Ball. -
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May 2, 1951 article of Bradsher, "The King of the Southern Diamond' being offered $10,000 to Play Pro all. Bradsher's decision not to turn professional was based on his wanting to raise a large family, not wanting to pitch on Sundays, and great business sense. His ultra successful business career in the tobacco business allowed him the opportunity to send four of his five children to Duke University. It also allowed him to retire comfortably and purchase a 100 acre farm on the Neuse River.

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The Daily Tribune
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
02 May 1951, Wed  •  Page 10
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