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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 10-10-2012

New York Evening World, October 10, 1912:

GIANTS WIN THIRD

The Giants won the second [sic] game of the World’s series from the Red Sox by a score of 2 to 1. It was by far the most spectacular fight of the series and when the Giants finally stopped an exciting Boston rally, 30,000 fans were almost on the point of heart disease.

The victory really should go to the credit of Josh Devore, who in the last half of the ninth, with two on bases and two out, started like a deer aftter a smash from Cady‘s bat and with his back to the wall caught it over his head.

[foreshadowing]This series can’t possibly get more exciting, can it?[/foreshadowing]

Dan Lee prefers good shortstops to great paintings Posted: October 10, 2012 at 08:59 AM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Dan Lee prefers good shortstops to great paintings Posted: October 10, 2012 at 09:03 AM (#4261490)
A weird concentration of modern stars on today's Birthday Team. This is an excellent roster: averageish pitching and a huge pile of big bats.

C: Gene Tenace
1B: Pat Burrell
2B: Placido Polanco
3B: Floyd Baker
SS: Troy Tulowitzki
LF: Wally Berger
CF: Andrew McCutchen
RF: John Stone

SP: Otto Hess
SP: Ad Gumbert
SP: Noah Lowry
SP: Saul Rogovin
SP: Harry Eisenstat
RP: Brad Ziegler

Manager/Backup Catcher: Bill Killefer
Defensive Replacement: Roger Metzger
The bane of every Pirate fan's existence: Francisco Cabrera
   2. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: October 10, 2012 at 09:32 AM (#4261516)
I had never heard of John Stone (clever nickname "Rocky"). 5000 PAs @ 116 OPS+ corner OF. Had > 125 OPS+ over ages 28-31, had 244 PAs @86 OPS+ and then done in 1938. Anybody know? Wikipedia didn't have any insight.
   3. vortex of dissipation Posted: October 10, 2012 at 09:49 AM (#4261527)
Stone came down with tuberculosis in 1938 and never played again after that.
   4. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: October 10, 2012 at 09:54 AM (#4261531)
Thanks, vortex. Baseball is full of "that's a shame" stories.
   5. dr. scott Posted: October 10, 2012 at 11:48 AM (#4261683)
and when the Giants finally stopped an exciting Boston rally, 30,000 fans were almost on the point of heart disease.


Really glad to see the quality of food in ballparks was similar 100 years ago.
   6. Morty Causa Posted: October 10, 2012 at 11:25 PM (#4262923)
"[H]eart disease"? That seems to be odd phrasing. Heart attack, yes, but disease?

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