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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 6-22-2016

New York Tribune, June 22, 1916:

George Foster, the sturdy little right hander of the Boston Red Sox, won lasting fame among the pitchers in baseball [yesterday]. He shut the New York Yankees out without a hit, beating them by a score of 2 to 0.

Three momentary lapses in control was all that prevented this stocky little native of Oklahoma from joining Addie Joss and Cy Young in the ranks of the immortals in the national pastime by allowing no man to get to first base.

This was the second no-hitter in a week. Tom Hughes threw a no-no on June 16.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: June 22, 2016 at 07:31 AM | 7 comment(s)
  Beats: dugout, history, no-hitters

Friday, June 17, 2016

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 6-17-2016

Pittsburgh Gazette Times, June 17, 1916:

Tom Hughes, lanky Brave pitcher, broke a fast curve ball over the outside corner with Honus Wagner at the plate [yesterday] afternoon. Umpire Bill Klem’s right arm swung in strike fashion and with that gesture Long Tom’s name was flashed to the baseball Hall of Fame. The achievement was a no-hit game against the Pitates and the Braves scored a shut-out victory, 2 to 0.

Hughes’ feat is the first of its kind in the major leagues this season.

The baseball Hall of Fame meant something different in 1916 than it does in 2016.

Anyway, Salida Tom Hughes (not to be confused with Long Tom Hughes) was frequently used out of the bullpen - the closest thing to a relief ace that you were likely to find in that era. He led the league in games pitched, games finished, and saves in 1915 while also throwing 280.1 innings, 17 complete games, and four shutouts. Hughes made 13 starts and 27 relief appearances in 1916, but clearly he had the ability to be a regular starting pitcher if George Stallings had needed one.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: June 17, 2016 at 09:59 AM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: dugout, history, no-hitters, salida tom hughes

 

 

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