Mine Rescue, by Fletcher Martin, 1939. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC.
Volume VIII, Number 3 | summer 2015
In 1982 John Candelaria, a pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates, was given $238 in per diem meal money while on a bus to Wrigley Field from the team’s hotel in Chicago. Candelaria threw his cash out the bus window, a few dollars per toss, much to the surprise of those on the street. “It just seemed like the thing to do,” Candelaria told a reporter.
They say that gifts persuade even the gods.—Euripides, 431 BC