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Thursday, May 01, 2014

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 5-1-2014

El Paso Herald, May 1, 1914:

George M. Dickson has a baseball scheme that is being seriously considered by several managers…He suggests that every player have a number that is given to him at the start of the season.

For example, if in the entire league there are 160 different players, every player could have his own number from one to 160. Opposite the names of the players in the score program would be printed the same number that the player on the diamond wears on his arm.
...
Dickson believes that if the number system were used the spectators would know who was on the bench as well as on the field and thus know whether any stars were not in the game and exactly at what time such stars might be pressed into service.

I genuinely have no idea who George M. Dickson was, but he’s got a pretty good idea here.

Dan Lee is some pumkins Posted: May 01, 2014 at 11:16 AM | 23 comment(s)
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