Rube Oldring Loses SisterPosted: October 27, 2011 | Author: Johnny Goodtimes | Filed under: 1911 World Series Project, Baseball | Tags: 1910s, 1911 world series, Rube Oldring | Leave a comment »
(October 20th, 1911) PHILADELPHIA– A’s center fielder Reuben “Rube” Oldring will be playing the rest of the World Series with a heavy heart. He lost his sister Lilianne to tuberculosis yesterday. He was wired the news today while he was preparing for Game 4 of the Series. He saw his sister after Game 1, as she lived in New York. It has been reported that the two were very close, and Oldring is heartbroken by the news. He headed to New York for the funeral as soon as the game was postponed, and hopes to make it back for Game 4, whenever it does take place. Oldring has gone 2-12 thus far in the Series.