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Friday, November 22, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Caught stealing: Bob Cress, baseball player and jail-breaker

Whether Bob Cress was behind home plate, on the lam or behind bars, there was always some sort of a catch. As a ballplayer, he couldn’t hit. As a fugitive, he didn’t plan ahead. As a prisoner, he wasn’t inclined to hang around.