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Monday, June 29, 2015

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 6-29-2015

Toledo News-Bee, June 29, 1915:

One of the prettiest bits of generalship of the baseball season resulted in a victory for the Chicago Cubs over the St. Louis Cards [on June 24].
...
[Heinie Zimmerman] had been spiked badly and had been out of the game for days. He drove a ball far to center and limped to second, then hobbled to third [on a ground out]. There were two out and two strikes on the batter. Manager Bresnahan delayed the game. He rushed to third base and ordered Zimmerman to get out and let him run.

He asked Manager Huggins’ consent to let him run and still keep Zimmerman in the game…Then he whispered to Zimmerman to steal home on the next pitched ball.

Thrown off guard the Cardinals paid no attention to the cripple and Zimmerman stole home and won the game.

Another one for the “Man, I wish we had video of that” pile. We’d still be watching that highlight, if not the entire game. The Cubs won the game 14-13 with four runs in the ninth. Here’s the box score.


 

 

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