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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 7-13-2016

Pittsburgh Press, July 13, 1916:

Tris Speaker ran over into right field in the eighth inning of the second engagement with the Yanks [in New York] Tuesday, and pulled down a hard drive from Baker’s bat.

As the ball settled into the great outfielder’s hands, a man sitting in the right wing of the grandstand, jumped up and hurled a pop bottle. The missile narrowly missed Speaker’s head. It might have fractured his skull.
Two special policemen ran to the spot from which the bottle had been thrown, but nobody seemed willing to point out the offender. If it had been possible to identify the fellow, he would have been arrested and prosecuted.

At least Tris never had to worry about people winging cell phones at his head.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: July 13, 2016 at 09:21 AM | 33 comment(s)
  Beats: dugout, history, tris speaker

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 7-5-2016

Toledo News-Bee, July 5, 1916:

It is said the Red Sox plan to shift Pitcher Ruth to the outfield. The Sox don’t miss Speaker. They only miss his fielding and hitting.

Man, the Red Sox must really be getting desperate if they’re thinking about using a pitcher in the outfield.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: July 05, 2016 at 07:03 AM | 22 comment(s)
  Beats: babe ruth, dugout, history, tris speaker



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