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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 3-31-2016

Pittsburgh Press, March 31, 1916:

Strawberry shortcake was blamed by Manager Tinker of the Cubs for the many defeats handed to the team, according to statements he made [at New Orleans] today. Tinker says the chef at the training camp told that Cubs were eating double orders of the pastry. “Next year it will be tabooed,” said Tinker.

Yeah, well, it figures that Johnny Evers’s mortal enemy would be opposed to the ingestion of junk food.

100 years ago today in saddled burro news, Pat’s Corral in Phoenix has both burros and saddles for sale.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: March 31, 2016 at 09:30 AM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, dugout, history, joe tinker

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.
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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

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.
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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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