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Monday, December 08, 2014

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 12-8-2014

Pittsburgh Gazette Times, December 8, 1914:

Fred Blanding, former University of Michigan mound star, native of Birmingham, Mich., and for several years a pitcher on the Cleveland club, says he will not pitch for the Naps next year if Joe Birmingham continues as manager of that club. Blanding is sore on Birmey and says that he was badly treated last year.
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He does not threaten to join the Federals, nor does he ask for more pay, he simply says he won’t play another year under Birmingham.

Blanding wasn’t kidding. He retired rather than report to Spring Training in 1915, then never played another professional baseball game.

Blanding was a pretty good pitcher. He wasn’t a superstar, but a career ERA+ of 102 and back to back 15+ win seasons is a useful guy to have around, particularly if you’re coming off a season in which you lost 102 games and finished 48.5 games out of first.

Dan Lee is some pumkins Posted: December 08, 2014 at 07:51 AM | 18 comment(s)
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