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 adj.— «Money ball players are so called because when there is something at stake, or when they are in a spot where, if they come through, their outfit prevails, and if they fail, their club loses, they usually deliver.…”When the line forms at the counting house, Goslin, Bridges and Cochrane will be at its head,” predicted close observers before the world series. Their uncanny knack of standing up in the clutches meant to their aggregation an individual difference of $2,449.15.» —“By Harry Grayson” by Harry Grayson Zanesville Signal (Ohio) Oct. 9, 1935. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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