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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 6-25-2015

Pittsburgh Press, June 25, 1915:


“If the strategic move will benefit his team, and the manager is willing to take the risk, why shouldn’t a player be allowed to steal first base when he so desires?” asks Bill Phelon, in the Cincinnati Times-Star. “Why can’t a man who has already reached second go back to first, if his presence on first is of more value than on second? [If a team has men on second and third with two out and a weak hitter at the plate] the club would really be much better off with its men on third and first, and a chance to at least attempt the double steal. Then why shouldn’t the man on second, if he thinks he can get by with it, plunge back to first, and, incidentally, give the man on third his chance to make a break for home?

That may be the single worst baseball-related idea I’ve ever heard. You want a baserunner to run from second to first in order to give him a chance to run to second? That’s…it’s just…I mean…wow.



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