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Monday, March 21, 2016

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 3-21-2016

Pittsburgh Press, March 21, 1916:

A bush league umpire threw a scare into the great Heine Zim [in Tampa] yesterday. His name’s Fromberz. When Zim bounded up to him to kick on a decision Fromberz said, “Git,” and reached for his handkerchief. Heine thought he was reaching for a gun and moved.

Well, that would end arguments fairly quickly.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: March 21, 2016 at 07:22 AM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: dugout, heinie zimmerman, history

Monday, January 25, 2016

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 1-25-2016

A Zimmerman note in the Pittsburgh Press, January 25, 1916:

Johnny Evers has been offered in trade by the Braves to the Cubs for Heine Zimmerman. This fact was learned yesterday and along with it the probability that the offer would be rejected by Manager Tinker.
...
The report said that Tinker considered the offer carefully but talked as if of the opinion that Zimmerman would be able to play for a greater number of years than Evers.

That much was true. You could stick a fork in Johnny Evers’s career at this point. He played in 1916-17, but was old and bad. Also of note: I like the idea that Tinker would even consider trading one of his better players for an over-the-hill player he absolutely despised.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: January 25, 2016 at 09:44 AM | 10 comment(s)
  Beats: dugout, heinie zimmerman, history, joe tinker, johnny evers

 

 

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