Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

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

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   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 on Acid 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.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
HowardMegdal
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP 2016 Sep 26: A single for Donald Trump - He doesn’t have to hit a home run to send Hillary to the showers
(1690 - 4:25pm, Sep 30)
Last: zonk

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 9-30-16
(29 - 4:12pm, Sep 30)
Last: Random Transaction Generator

NewsblogMolina's walk-off 2B keeps Cards in WC hunt | MLB.com
(70 - 4:08pm, Sep 30)
Last: Hysterical & Useless

NewsblogUntitled — We all want the real Pitch, but...
(23 - 4:00pm, Sep 30)
Last: Baldrick

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 9-30-2016
(8 - 3:58pm, Sep 30)
Last: BDC

NewsblogOT: NBA 2016-17 Preseason Thread
(36 - 3:41pm, Sep 30)
Last: jmurph

NewsblogDavid Ortiz’s few remaining critics are needling killjoys who don’t deserve him | For The Win
(47 - 3:32pm, Sep 30)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

NewsblogCarlos Delgado: Colin Kaepernick's actions rooted in American ideals
(28 - 3:30pm, Sep 30)
Last: Hysterical & Useless

NewsblogHeyman: Twins’ hiring of Falvey raising eyebrows
(22 - 3:21pm, Sep 30)
Last: jmurph

Gonfalon CubsFear, Worry, and Overthinking
(12 - 3:16pm, Sep 30)
Last: Moses Taylor World Tour: Hong Kong

NewsblogJesus Montero suspended 50 games for use of a stimulant
(9 - 2:50pm, Sep 30)
Last: Johnny Sycophant-Laden Fora

NewsblogCan New Technology Bring Baseball’s Data Revolution to Fielding? - NYTimes.com
(2 - 2:47pm, Sep 30)
Last: Bote Man makes baseball fun again

Sox TherapyA Fan Picks Papi's Ten Best (Red Sox) Moments
(14 - 2:32pm, Sep 30)
Last: Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer

NewsblogThe Other Weird Thing About the Home-Run Surge | FanGraphs Baseball
(44 - 1:35pm, Sep 30)
Last: Ron J

NewsblogOne More Incredible Rangers Statistic | FanGraphs Baseball
(1 - 1:34pm, Sep 30)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

Page rendered in 0.1784 seconds
47 querie(s) executed