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Monday, September 22, 2014

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 9-22-2014

Milwaukee Sentinel, September 22, 1914:

George Stallings, manager of the Braves, is no neutral. During the series between the Braves and the Cardinals Charlie Schmidt, Boston’s big first baseman, made a fearfully stupid play. Stallings, fuming on the bench, blurted out: “I ought to fine that man a hundred dollars.”

Nobody made any reply, but after a few seconds of silence the manager thought better of his remark.

“I was wrong,” he confessed. “I ought not to fine him, but I ought to fine myself for having a Dutchman on the team.”

Despite having at least two Germans on the team, things seemed to be working out for Stallings and the Braves. They woke up on the morning of September 22, 1914 with a four-game lead in the NL.

Dan Lee is some pumkins Posted: September 22, 2014 at 08:23 AM | 14 comment(s)
  Beats: butch schmidt, dugout, george stallings, history

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 5-14-2014

Pittsburgh Press, May 14, 1914:

The chances are that President Tener, of the National league, will take some cognizance of the charges which have been publicly made by George Stallings, manager of the Boston Braves, against Umpire Rigler. Stallings said recently:

“Rigler wanted me to sign a third baseman named Gonzales, but because he was refused, and therefore couldn’t get his rake-off, he’s been throwing the hooks into my club ever since…We simply can’t win a game that Rigler umpires.”

If this is not directly charging Rigler with crookedness, it is the closest thing in the world to do, and President Tener should insist on the Boston manager proving his charges or retracting them…It is said that Stallings is not the only man connected with the National league who knows more about Rigler than it would be nice to tell. Other managers have charged that it was mighty hard to beat the Giants when Rigler was umpiring, but the charges have never before been made openly.

It was mighty hard to beat the Giants when anybody was umpiring.

Anyway, nothing came of the charges, and eventually Rigler was promoted to supervisor of the NL umpiring staff. Coincidentally (or not), Rigler officiated in the 1912, 1913, and 1915 World Series, but was absent for the Miracle Braves’ series in 1914.

Dan Lee is some pumkins Posted: May 14, 2014 at 07:59 AM | 13 comment(s)
  Beats: cy rigler, dugout, george stallings, history

 

 

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