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Friday, January 22, 2016

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Greg was an original Primate and a personal friend. Help keep his memory alive by supporting an effort that he would have greatly appreciated.

Jim Furtado Posted: January 22, 2016 at 09:11 AM | 0 comment(s)
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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 1-19-2016

Pittsburgh Press, January 19, 1916:

If the American League records, as they should, took account of the Red Cross passes received by the players and added them to the athletes’ total of regulation gifts, Tyrus Cobb would have been the Johnsonites’ champion hiker last season. The Dixie Demon, who drew one less complimentary than Eddie Collins, was hit by the slabmen six more times than the White Sock and therefore was deadhanded to first five more times than the former Mackman.
...
“Doc” Johnston was the Ty Cobb of the Pirates, getting 13 free trips to first because he was wounded by pitched balls. Bill Hinchman, another ex-employee of Charles M. Somers, trudged eight times by reason of receiving widely flung balls in his anatomy.
...
Wade Hampton Killefer of the Reds, on April 16 got a pair of casualty complimentaries from the Pirate gunners

Another example of old-timey writing being great. “Red Cross passes”, “wounded by pitched balls”, trudging by reason of receiving widely flung balls in the anatomy. Casualty complimentaries.

Ernest J. Lanigan, my hat’s off to you.


Friday, December 11, 2015

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 12-11-2015

Milwaukee Sentinel, December 11, 1915:

Wilbert Robinson, the Brooklyn Billiken, wants Charley “Choke ‘Em” Herzog for his own little sack three if Herzog should lose out at Cincinnati.

“Herzog is the type of player the Brooklyn fans would go dippy over,” said Robby.

There are a lot of things I wouldn’t like if I were somehow magically whisked away to 1915, but I’d absolutely love being around people who write and speak like this.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: December 11, 2015 at 08:34 AM | 21 comment(s)
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