Father Knickerbocker Knows Best: A SCANDAL UNEARTHED! Three decades on, was “Snockeredbockers'” play for churlish gain?

The following is the second in a regular series of dispatches from Father Knickerbocker, our early 19th century Dutch-American correspondent, commentator, and moralist about town.

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Jim Cavan

Beyond his KnickerBlogger roots, Jim's work has appeared at ESPN.com, Grantland, The Classical, and the New York Times. He is currently working on a biography of Robert Silverman, entitled "Clownin' and Astoundin.'" Follow him on Twitter @JPCavan.