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Friday, April 24, 2015

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 4-24-2015

Syndicated columnist Hugh Fullerton in the Milwaukee Journal, April 24, 1915:

Here is Ty Cobb’s newest play—and his most daring one.

Cobb is on first when the ball was bunted. The throw is made to second, but Cobb beats it and, without stopping, starts for third. The batter meantime turns first. Cobb reaches third by a narrow squeak and the batter lands in safety on second.

Every time Cobb has tried it so far this year—it was quite a part of the training trip—he has been put out by a foot or two at third.

That’s because it’s a terrible idea, as far as I can tell. Nobody can run 90 feet more quickly than a ball can be thrown 90 feet.

Corey Klübermensch (Dan Lee) Posted: April 24, 2015 at 09:00 AM | 25 comment(s)
  Beats: dugout, history, ty cobb

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 3-18-2015

Pittsburgh Press, March 18, 1915:

Ty Cobb is right-handed, but plays golf left-handed because that is the way he bats and he doesn’t want to risk his form.

He beats up disabled fans with both hands.

Corey Klübermensch (Dan Lee) Posted: March 18, 2015 at 08:57 AM | 18 comment(s)
  Beats: dugout, history, ty cobb

 

 

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