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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 10-19-2017

New York Sun, October 19, 1917:

That Urban Faber, who pitched the White Sox to victory over the Giants in the deciding game of the world’s series at New York on Monday, collapsed in the clubhouse immediately after the contest was the statement made by Mel Wolfgang, one of the Chicago pitchers, [yesterday].
...
“Faber, who pitched that last game for us, walked off the field as cool and composed as though he were going to church, but just as soon as he got in the clubhouse he collapsed. His jaw dropped, his knees sagged and he fell into the arms of some of the fellows.

Faber was fine, of course. Just exhausted.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: October 19, 2017 at 10:58 AM | 17 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: October 19, 2017 at 11:07 AM (#5558019)
A really good Birthday Team today. All kinds of talent for Manager O'Farrell to work with.

C/Manager: Bob O'Farrell (19.85 WAR)
1B: Tom McCreery (10.73 WAR)
2B: Sandy Alomar Sr. (10.55 WAR)
3B: Al Gallagher (2.93 WAR)
SS: Michael Young (24.19 WAR)
LF: Rajai Davis (11.64 WAR)
CF: Fred Snodgrass (15.83 WAR)
RF: Jose Bautista (33.06 WAR)

SP: Mordecai Brown (56.37 WAR)
SP: Tim Belcher (26.21 WAR)
SP: Al Brazle (20.37 WAR)
SP: J.A. Happ (17.26 WAR)
SP: Josh Tomlin (5.59 WAR)
RP: Keith Foulke (20.92 WAR)
RP: Dave Veres (13.13 WAR)
RP: Mark Davis (8.25 WAR)

Fun name: Rimp Lanier
Utility Guy: Joe McEwing (0.93 WAR)
   2. No longer interested in this website Posted: October 19, 2017 at 11:23 AM (#5558036)
Good bullpen on the birthday team, but there will be a lot of passed balls with Alomar Sr. behind the dish.
   3. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: October 19, 2017 at 11:30 AM (#5558046)
but there will be a lot of passed balls with Alomar Sr. behind the dish.

??? I see O'Farrell behind the plate.
   4. Batman Posted: October 19, 2017 at 11:40 AM (#5558052)
The C/Manager and top pitcher are both Cubs, so their ghosts will probably lead the Cubs to a win over the Dodgers tonight, like they did on their birthday last year.
   5. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: October 19, 2017 at 03:17 PM (#5558209)
The C/Manager and top pitcher are both Cubs, so their ghosts will probably lead the Cubs to a win over the Dodgers tonight, like they did on their birthday last year.


Yeah, but there's a chance they could be offset by Snodgrass, so...
   6. Batman Posted: October 19, 2017 at 03:27 PM (#5558217)
The ghost of Tim Belcher will be cheering on the Dodgers. Belcher won on his birthday in 1988.
   7. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: October 19, 2017 at 03:43 PM (#5558239)

Belcher won on his birthday in 1988.


Ugh. Thanks for that reminder...
   8. stanmvp48 Posted: October 19, 2017 at 03:59 PM (#5558258)
Tip of the cap to anyone who can name the Dodgers position players in that World Series (1988)
   9. Batman Posted: October 19, 2017 at 04:08 PM (#5558271)
C: Scioscia (and Dempsey, maybe)
1B: Marshall?
2B: Sax
3B: Ummmm Mike Marshall again, somehow?
SS: Griffin
LF: Hatcher
CF: Shelby
RF: MIKE MARSHALL
   10. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: October 19, 2017 at 04:16 PM (#5558281)
Tip of the cap to anyone who can name the Dodgers position players in that World Series (1988)

C - Mike Scioscia
1B - Franklin Stubbs
2B - Steve Sax
3B - Jeff Hamilton
SS - Alfredo Griffin
OF - Mickey Hatcher
OF - Mike Marshall
OF - John Shelby

Why yes, the first Strat-O-Matic season I owned was 1988. Why do you ask?
   11. JustDan Posted: October 19, 2017 at 04:19 PM (#5558283)
No Kirk Gibson?
   12. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: October 19, 2017 at 04:21 PM (#5558285)
No Kirk Gibson. He did hit a pretty famous home run as a PH in his only plate appearance in the Series though.
   13. Perry Posted: October 19, 2017 at 04:22 PM (#5558286)
No Kirk Gibson?


Wasn't the HR his only appearance in the Series?

EDIT: Coke to PRD.
   14. Perry Posted: October 19, 2017 at 04:24 PM (#5558290)
Didn't Costas give the lineup before one game and say "This might be the worst starting lineup in the history of the World Series"?
   15. JustDan Posted: October 19, 2017 at 04:26 PM (#5558296)
oops, I thought the question was regular season.

In that case put Hershiser in every position.
   16. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: October 19, 2017 at 04:44 PM (#5558312)
The ghost of Tim Belcher will be cheering on the Dodgers.

"I'm not dead! Go Dodgers!" --Tim Belcher
   17. Hysterical & Useless Posted: October 21, 2017 at 08:18 PM (#5559708)
Didn't Costas give the lineup before one game and say "This might be the worst starting lineup in the history of the World Series"?


Understatement.

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