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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 10-22-2013

Toledo News-Bee, October 22, 1913:

Christy Mathewson is booked to play a series of checker matches with Fielder Jones when the world’s tourists reach Portland.

Matty’s love of checkers is weird, cool, and keeps popping up in the newspapers of his day.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: October 22, 2013 at 06:22 AM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: checkers, christy mathewson, dugout, fielder jones, history

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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: October 22, 2013 at 06:27 AM (#4580140)
Good offense on today's Birthday Team. That's an extremely speedy outfield, and you aren't going to find many right sides of the infield better than that.

C/Manager: Bill Carrigan
1B: Jimmie Foxx
2B: Robinson Cano
3B: Michael Barrett
SS: Sam Bohne
LF: Harry Walker
CF: Gerald Young
RF: Ichiro Suzuki

SP: Wilbur Wood
SP: Johnny Morrison
SP: Oscar Jones
SP: Jumbo Elliott
SP: Kid Carsey
RP: Cecil Upshaw
RP: Hector Carrasco

Owner: Phil Ball
Not an adult film star: Chick Lathers
One career at bat, one home run as an Indian: Jamie Quirk
   2. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: October 22, 2013 at 10:05 AM (#4580193)
"Checkers" was their name for beating up Irishmen.
   3. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: October 22, 2013 at 10:17 AM (#4580202)
Really gives a new perspective to Nixon's famous "Checkers" speech.
   4. SoSH U at work Posted: October 22, 2013 at 11:37 AM (#4580237)
Daugherty is reporting Bryan Price will be named Reds manager tomorrow.

   5. BDC Posted: October 22, 2013 at 01:34 PM (#4580326)
Tim Bogar is the Rangers' new bench coach.
   6. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: October 22, 2013 at 02:26 PM (#4580372)

Tim Bogar is the Rangers' new bench coach.

Not the same guy who used to play bass with Vanilla Fudge.
   7. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 22, 2013 at 02:34 PM (#4580385)
Cecil Upshaw should be a Reggie Cleveland All-Star.

For real, I always thought he was Willie's older brother.
   8. salvomania Posted: October 22, 2013 at 03:00 PM (#4580405)
Sam Bohne, Wilbur Wood, and Jumbo Elliott sound like the featured performers of an all-male revue.
   9. esseff Posted: October 22, 2013 at 06:05 PM (#4580505)
Giants and Lincecum agree on two-year deal.
   10. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: October 22, 2013 at 06:18 PM (#4580506)
Sam Bohne, Wilbur Wood, and Jumbo Elliott sound like the featured performers of an all-male revue.

Not to mention Jughandle Johnny Morrison.
   11. Dock Ellis Posted: October 22, 2013 at 06:31 PM (#4580512)
Giants and Lincecum agree on two-year deal.

For 2/35! More than I thought he'd get.
   12. esseff Posted: October 22, 2013 at 08:11 PM (#4580535)
World Series umps: Hirschbeck, Joyce, Wegner, DeMuth, Emmel, Bill Miller.

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