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Monday, April 28, 2014

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 4-28-2014

Pittsburgh Press, April 28, 1914:

Moving picture machines are to be used as a means of showing the faults of the New York Giants. This new method of teaching baseball has been decided upon by Manager McGraw.

Each day moving pictures will be taken of the Giants during the game. The next day these pictures will be thrown on a screen in the Giants’ club house so that each mistake made by a player can be seen an commented upon.
...
If the movies scheme proves practical, the plan may be adopted by other managers.

McGraw wasn’t exactly my cup of tea as a person, but every time I read about him innovating, he impresses me more and more.

Dan Lee is some pumkins Posted: April 28, 2014 at 07:58 AM | 17 comment(s)
  Beats: dugout, history, john mcgraw

Sunday, April 20, 2014

NY Times: Who Made That Relief Pitcher?

In April 1903, a writer for Sporting Life described what might have been a baseball first: “Manager McGraw has originated a new plan,” the paper said, referring to John McGraw, the successful skipper of the New York Giants. “He will use two pitchers in every game, one being in the points five innings and the other four. No manager but one who has originality and nerve would attempt any such innovation, but McGraw has both.”

The team soon abandoned this idea, wrote Peter Morris, author of “A Game of Inches: The Stories Behind the Innovations That Shaped Baseball.” But in the years that followed, McGraw did find a way to reorganize his roster. Some pitchers would be called upon to start games; others would specialize in finishing.

bobm Posted: April 20, 2014 at 11:27 AM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: history, john mcgraw, relievers

 

 

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