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

Pete Standridge Newsbeat

Monday, June 23, 2014

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 6-23-2014

Pittsburgh Press, June 23, 1914:

Pete Standridge, the [San Francisco] Seals’ only survivor from the defunct California league, says he has perfected what he calls his “fork ball”...Standridge puts the ball between his second and third fingers before heaving it, then puts all the speed he can back of it and the result is something weird. The ball takes a more peculiar shoot than does the spitter and his harder to hit. As soon as Standridge gets rid of a charley horse he will try out his discovery in a game.

The splitter: A San Francisco tradition.

Standridge was an early practitioner of the forkball, but probably wasn’t the first to throw it.


 

 

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14!
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT: Politics, September, 2014: ESPN honors Daily Worker sports editor Lester Rodney
(284 - 5:50pm, Sep 02)
Last: The Chronicles of Reddick

NewsblogPassan: 10 Degrees: Cole Hamels' trade value might be Phillies' lone bright spot
(3 - 5:48pm, Sep 02)
Last: McCoy

NewsblogTrevor Hoffman's Hall of Fame induction seems inevitable
(77 - 5:46pm, Sep 02)
Last: Baldrick

NewsblogBrewers prospect plays every position, all in one game
(13 - 5:46pm, Sep 02)
Last: boteman is not here 'til October

NewsblogThe indisputable selfishness of Derek Jeter
(20 - 5:44pm, Sep 02)
Last: McCoy

NewsblogExpanded Rosters Exacerbate Baseball’s Biggest Issue
(22 - 5:35pm, Sep 02)
Last: JJ1986

NewsblogRule change means more players to choose from for postseason roster
(13 - 5:29pm, Sep 02)
Last: JJ1986

NewsblogOT: September 2014 College Football thread
(5 - 5:22pm, Sep 02)
Last: Gold Star - just Gold Star

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 9-2-2014
(1 - 5:21pm, Sep 02)
Last: boteman is not here 'til October

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 9-2-2014
(36 - 5:14pm, Sep 02)
Last: Eric J can SABER all he wants to

NewsblogSpector: Negative run differential doesn't tell whole story for first-place Cardinals
(4 - 4:56pm, Sep 02)
Last: Baldrick

NewsblogNewsweek: Can Baseball Get More Interesting to Watch With Big Data?
(6 - 4:54pm, Sep 02)
Last: Hank G.

NewsblogBPP: Why do people still think Jack Morris pitched to the score?
(27 - 4:50pm, Sep 02)
Last: Sunday silence

NewsblogYankees To Sign Chris Young
(3 - 4:47pm, Sep 02)
Last: Infinite Joost (Voxter)

NewsblogGleeman: Twins ask fans which brand of luxury car they are
(9 - 4:46pm, Sep 02)
Last: vortex of dissipation

Page rendered in 1.1650 seconds
47 querie(s) executed