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  • Turn back several hundred pages and you learn that the term "yannigan," which apparently remains in the baseball vocabulary, has a distinctive history of its own.

    The Seattle Times 2009

  • While looking up yannigan, for example, I learned that another term for a poor batsman was "Yankee Doodle hitter."

    The Seattle Times 2009

  • "Well, post me for a Bush League yannigan if it don't listen that way!

    Shorty McCabe on the Job Sewell Ford 1907

  • The 1903 citation explained, "A rookie was a yannigan, unless he happened to make an ass of himself, in which case he became a 'donkey.'

    The Seattle Times 2009


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