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Friday, March 18, 2016

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 3-18-2016

Pittsburgh Press, March 18, 1916:

The San Francisco Seals have let it be known that if Detroit doesn’t care for Harry Heilman, they will be plenty glad to have him back. A delay in mails early in the month gave the ‘Frisco folks the impression that Harry wouldn’t be asked to report at Waxahachie, and they prepared in celebration.

I should say so. Heilmann was a wonderful player. He hit .400 once, above .390 four times, won four batting titles, and put up a career line of .342/.410/.520 (148 OPS+). Heilmann replaced another Hall of Famer, Sam Crawford, in the Tiger outfield. Are there any comparable transitions from one all-time great to another? Williams-Yaz-Rice in Boston, of course, but what else?

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: March 18, 2016 at 09:49 AM | 41 comment(s)
  Beats: dugout, harry heilmann, history, sam crawford

 

 

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