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Monday, October 17, 2011

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 10-17-2011

A recap of game three of the World’s Series, from the October 17, 1911 edition of the Toledo News-Bee:

NINTH INNING.

Philadelphia—Herzog threw out Collins.  BAKER HIT INTO THE RIGHT FIELD GRANDSTAND FOR A HOME RUN.  Murphy was safe on Herzog’s fumble.  He went to second when Herzog threw the ball over Merkle’s head.  Davis sacrificed, Meyers to Merkle.  Herzog threw out Barry. —ONE RUN

And thus, a nickname was born.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: October 17, 2011 at 09:03 AM | 14 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dugout, hall of fame, history

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   1. AndrewJ Posted: October 17, 2011 at 12:03 PM (#3965986)
Ah yes, who can forget "Fumbler" Herzog? Or "Davis the Sacrificer"?
   2. BDC Posted: October 17, 2011 at 02:19 PM (#3966065)
Herzog cursed out Kinski. Kinski threw machete at Herzog.
   3. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: October 17, 2011 at 02:30 PM (#3966082)
THT also notes the centennial anniversary of a Hall of Famer's nickname.

Plus other items having an anniversary: Pujols murders that Lidge pitch - just murders it; David Roberts steals second - and the comeback is on; Robin Ventura hits the longest walk-off single in postseason history; World Series game postponed on account of earthquake; the only member of Canton and Cooperstown dies; Dick Williams thumbs his nose at Finley; NL teams agree to give Houston & NYC teams; and Ban Johnson resigns.
   4. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: October 17, 2011 at 02:35 PM (#3966089)
1964 The Yankees fire manager Yogi Berra, who led them to the World Series in his first (and only) season managing them


Berra managed the Yankees in 1984 and part of 1985.
   5. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq., LLC Posted: October 17, 2011 at 02:41 PM (#3966093)
Chuck Finley owned the A's in 1973?
   6. Mike Emeigh Posted: October 17, 2011 at 02:57 PM (#3966113)
Chuck Finley owned the A's in 1973?


Can't remember Charles O being called "Chuck", ever. Charlie, yes.

-- MWE
   7. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: October 17, 2011 at 03:00 PM (#3966115)
Misirlou - Yeah, I knew that one, but was thinking from the p.o.v. of 1964. He'd only managed them once then. Sorry for any confusion on that one.

Chuck, Charles - yeah, guess I shouldn't have done that.

I'll make some notes about it in the comments section at the article itself.
   8. Bob Evans Posted: October 17, 2011 at 05:52 PM (#3966308)
I like how a middle of the order hitter sacrificed a runner to third with one out.
   9. don't ask 57i66135; he wants to hang them all Posted: October 17, 2011 at 06:00 PM (#3966327)
can someone help me out with a little background. Who is Melido Perez?
   10. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: October 17, 2011 at 06:00 PM (#3966330)
I like how a middle of the order hitter sacrificed a runner to third with one out.


Meh. The guy batted .197 and slugged .273 on the year. A better point would be to ask why he was playing in the first place.
   11. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 17, 2011 at 06:09 PM (#3966343)

can someone help me out with a little background. Who is Melido Perez?


Late-80s pitcher for the White Sox. Pretty cromulent pitcher with a temper. Brother to MLB pitchers Pascual and Carlos.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/perezme01.shtml
   12. JustDan Posted: October 17, 2011 at 06:14 PM (#3966352)
Meh. The guy batted .197 and slugged .273 on the year. A better point would be to ask why he was playing in the first place.

It looks like Davis was the backup 1B. Stuffy McInnis was the regular 1B, but must have got hurt in the Series as he played 1 game and hand no at bats.
   13. Der-K: downgraded to lurker Posted: October 17, 2011 at 06:38 PM (#3966392)
The Netherlands beat Cuba 2-1 to win the World Cup (Canada took bronze after its match v. the US was rained out) - this is probably the finest moment in the history of European baseball (granted, a bunch of the Dutch guys are from the NA).
   14. Bob Evans Posted: October 17, 2011 at 11:03 PM (#3966682)
Pretty cromulent pitcher with a temper.

Melido didn't have a temper that I recall. Pascual was kind of a flake IIRC.

A better point would be to ask why he was playing in the first place.

Well, either he sucks and should be batting eighth or he's a guy who led the league in HR four times and is sacrificing with one out. Either way it's odd.

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