Pittsburgh Press, July 22, 1915:
Leslie Mann will probably be stationed permanently in left field owing to his superior throwing arm. He will be able to cut more runs down at the plate, Manager Tinker believes.
I guess because most batters are right-handed and they’re more likely to hit the ball to left field than to right field? This is an interesting move on Tinker’s part, the exact opposite of the modern conventional wisdom. Anybody know when “put a good arm in right field” became standard ...Read More...
Pittsburgh Press, April 2, 1915:
[Chicago Whales manager] Joe Tinker has a new play which he expects will make the other teams in [the Federal League] open their eyes this season. It’s a double squeeze, with two men scoring instead of one. Speed merchants are necessary to work it out, but it looks awfully good on paper.
I have no idea how you could possibly expect that to work, but good luck with that, Joe.
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