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Monday, January 11, 2016

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 1-11-2016

Pittsburgh Press, January 11, 1916:

Slugger Joe Jackson May Warm Bench

All plans for the personnel of the team as it will line up for the getaway in April must be predicated on the premise that Eddie Collins will be at second base and Felsch in center field, says [White Sox Manager Pants] Rowland.

Inasmuch as it is Rowland’s intention to use Fournier in the outfield and Murphy is considered a fixture, the Sox outer garden probably will be Murphy, Felsch, and Fournier. Jackson and Leibold, both of whom came to the Sox from Cleveland, may warm the bench and be used as utility players.

This didn’t happen, mostly because Pants Rowland wasn’t insane. Chicago moved Fournier to first base and gave Jackson the left field job. Eddie Murphy (not that one) started the year as the everyday right fielder and was miserable, handing the job to Shano Collins by the first week of May.


 

 

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