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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 3-15-2016

Norwich Bulletin, March 15, 1916:

George Sisler may be kept on the bench as a pinch hitter for the St. Louis Browns.
...
Manager Joe Tinker of the Cubs has opened up a baseball correspondence school. It will be called the Joe Tinker bureau of baseball instruction. Percy Skillin, a former Dartmouth pitcher, and Dr. Pitts are partners with the Cubs’ manager.

Seems like baseball is one of the topics for which a correspondence school would be least useful. Sisler, by the way, was the Browns’ starting first baseman in 1916 and was the best hitter on the team. Because he was George Sisler and that’s what he did.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: March 15, 2016 at 07:09 AM | 41 comment(s)
  Beats: dugout, george sisler, history, joe tinker

 

 

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