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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 10-15-2015

El Paso Herald, October 15, 1915:

The greatest ambition of Grover Alexander’s life is to pitch a no-hit game. Six times he has seemed about to realize it—yet every time some one batter has ruined his chance.

The closest he ever came was on May 5 [note: it was actually June 5] of this year. Art Butler, of the Cardinals, singled with two out in the ninth.
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In 1911 Alexander pitched a one-hit game against the Braves and in 1913 he let the Giants down with a single bingle.

The word “bingle” is wildly underused these days. Anyway, Ol’ Pete never did get that no-hitter. He won 373 games (a National League record), had three 30-win seasons, won a World Series ring, won four ERA titles, led the league in wins six times, won the pitching Triple Crown three times, and was one of the first ten players the BBWAA selected for the Hall of Fame. But he never threw a bingle-free complete game.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: October 15, 2015 at 08:03 AM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: dugout, grover cleveland alexander, history, no-hitters

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 9-1-2015

Pittsburgh Gazette Times, September 1, 1915:

GIANTS FAIL TO GET HIT OFF LAVENDER

James Lavender pitched a no-hit game for the [Cubs] in the first contest [of a doubleheader], only two men reaching base. Merkle was safe on Fisher’s fumble in the second inning, and the same player received a base on balls in the eighth. Williams saved Lavender’s perfect game in the seventh inning when he made a sensational running catch on Doyle.

It’s interesting that “perfect game” meant something different in 1915 than it does today. Also, this no-hitter appears to have been treated by the national media as not much more than mildly interesting. I guess that makes sense; the most recent no-hitter [by Alex Main in the Federal League] had been 15 days prior, and the next one [courtesy Dave Davenport, also in the FL] would come in exactly one week.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: September 01, 2015 at 08:31 AM | 21 comment(s)
  Beats: dugout, history, jimmy lavender, no-hitters

 

 

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