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Thursday, June 07, 2018

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 6-7-2018

Chicago Tribune, June 6, 1997:

[On this day in 1918] Casey Stengel, after being traded by Brooklyn in the offseason, made his return to Ebbets Field a memorable one. In his first at-bat, Stengel called time, stepped out of the batter’s box and doffed his cap. A bird flew out.

I knew this story and expected today’s link to be a June 7, 1918 newspaper mention of the Stengel bird incident. But here’s the thing: There are absolutely no accounts in any of the newspapers I’ve seen from June 1918 about Stengel having a bird in his cap. I’m not saying this didn’t happen, but I am saying that if it did actually take place, it seems like the sort of thing that somebody somewhere would write about.

In Babe Ruth news, the Bambino’s four-game home run streak was snapped “yesterday”, but he did drive in the only run in a 1-0 Red Sox win.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: June 07, 2018 at 10:43 AM | 30 comment(s)
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