Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


Contributors

Jim Furtado
Founder & Publisher
Repoz
Editor - Baseball Primer

Syndicate

Honus Wagner Newsbeat

Friday, July 18, 2014

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 7-18-2014

An account of the game of the year from the Pittsburgh Press, July 18, 1914:

In the sixth inning, Wagner singled, after Mowrey had been retired, and took third of [sic] Viox’s drive to center. Bescher pegged to Stock, but when the Giant third-sacker tried to locate the ball it was missing. Wagner jumped up and started for home, and as he ran the sphere dropped from his clothing…Umpire Byron called Wagner out for interference.
...
The decision caused a mighty howl, which was participated in by many of the players and by Manager Fred Clarke, who applied a flow of profanity to the umpire, which was anything but pleasing to the disgusted spectators who were forced to listen to it or leave the grounds. Mr. Clarke’s language on this occasion, or any other, will not win ball games. It is doing things - and doing them right - that counts in the records.

The whole article is worth a read if you have a couple minutes.

New York won the game 3-1 in 21 innings, a classic that included complete games from Rube Marquard and Babe Adams, Adams going 21 innings without issuing a walk, Mike Mowrey costing the Pirates a win by not running out a ground ball, and the goofy play mentioned in the excerpt.

Jerry Lumpe Rutherford (Dan Lee) Posted: July 18, 2014 at 08:40 AM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: dugout, history, honus wagner

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 6-10-2014

Washington Times, June 10, 1914:

By getting a safety in the game which Philadelphia won from Pittsburgh by 3 to 1, John Henry Wagner, the grand old man of baseball, registered his 3,000th base hit as a major league player. Wagner’s 3,000th bingle was for two bases, and it came in the ninth inning, and resulted in a run for the Pirates.
...
The [Philadelphia] crowd cheered with as much honest vim and delight as if the hit had been a homer made by Cravath, Luderus, or Magee, of the home club. And Wagner was as happy as a boy with a new toy.

Please don’t build a time machine, go back in time, and ruin the moment for those folks, but Retrosheet and BB-Ref show June 28 as the date Honus got his 3,000th hit.

And Wagner’s middle name was Peter. So there.

Jerry Lumpe Rutherford (Dan Lee) Posted: June 10, 2014 at 08:18 AM | 18 comment(s)
  Beats: dugout, history, honus wagner

 

 

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
dirk
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT: The Soccer Thread July, 2014
(330 - 4:13pm, Jul 23)
Last: ursus arctos

NewsblogOTP - July 2014: Republicans Lose To Democrats For Sixth Straight Year In Congressional Baseball Game
(2812 - 4:11pm, Jul 23)
Last: Jolly Old St. Nick Still Gags in October

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread- July 2014
(837 - 4:10pm, Jul 23)
Last: Jimmy P

NewsblogCSN: Enough is enough — time to move on from Ryan Howard
(13 - 4:09pm, Jul 23)
Last: Steve Parris, Je t'aime

NewsblogCameron Maybin Suspended 25 Games
(4 - 4:07pm, Jul 23)
Last: ursus arctos

NewsblogJeff Francoeur's Teammates Prank Him, Again
(6 - 4:04pm, Jul 23)
Last: boteman is not here 'til October

NewsblogChase Headley traded to New York Yankees from San Diego Padres - ESPN New York
(138 - 4:04pm, Jul 23)
Last: 'zop sympathizes with the wrong ####### people

NewsblogCowboy Monkey Rodeo taking the Minors by storm
(15 - 3:40pm, Jul 23)
Last: boteman is not here 'til October

NewsblogPadres’ Offense May Go Down as Worst Ever
(84 - 3:32pm, Jul 23)
Last: Ron J2

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 7-23-2014
(12 - 3:28pm, Jul 23)
Last: RoyalsRetro (AG#1F)

NewsblogRubin: deGrom for NL rookie of the year?
(28 - 2:52pm, Jul 23)
Last: KT's Pot Arb

NewsblogAs shifts suppress offense, time has come to consider a rule change
(63 - 2:35pm, Jul 23)
Last: TerpNats

NewsblogFSAZ: D-backs cut off McCarthy’s cutter controversy
(28 - 2:02pm, Jul 23)
Last: Barry`s_Lazy_Boy

NewsblogTony Oliva turns 76; Gardenhire: 'He should be in hall of fame'
(53 - 1:48pm, Jul 23)
Last: Ulysses S. Fairsmith

NewsblogSportsNet: Kawasaki: ‘A monkey never cramps’
(6 - 1:30pm, Jul 23)
Last: A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose)

Page rendered in 0.7414 seconds
51 querie(s) executed