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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 10-26-2017

Pittsburgh Press, October 26, 1917:

Miller J. Huggins, newly appointed manager of the New York Yankees, officially stepped into his managerial shoes today.
...
Huggins explained today that he leaves the Cardinals with the best of good feeling.

“I gave Branch Rickey a proposition and he failed to meet my terms. I was given to understand that I was free to dispose of my services wherever I pleased,” said Huggins, “and when the opportunity to join the Yankees came along, I was glad to accept it.”
...
As Huggins is a constructive manager of known ability, and a great judge of ball players, it is predicted that he will lead the New York club to a commanding position in the coming pennant race.

It took more than one season, but Huggins did indeed lead the New York club to a commanding position.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: October 26, 2017 at 09:24 AM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: October 26, 2017 at 09:28 AM (#5562757)
A really good Birthday Team today despite having four Cleveland Indians of the 1980s. (Harrah, Hargrove, Garland, Vande Berg)

C: Jesus Flores (1.04 WAR)
1B: Dick Hoblitzell (19.62 WAR)
2B: Snuffy Stirnweiss (26.39 WAR)
3B: Lee Tannehill (20.85 WAR)
SS: Toby Harrah (51.25 WAR)
LF: Mike Hargrove (30.26 WAR)
RF: Tommy Griffith (7.24 WAR)

SP: Steve Rogers (45.13 WAR)
SP/CF: Kid Gleason (40.41 WAR)
SP: Francisco Liriano (17.4 WAR)
SP: Doc Newton (8.25 WAR)
SP: Wayne Garland (7.71 WAR)
RP: Gil Heredia (10.09 WAR)
RP: Ed Vande Berg (6.96 WAR)

Manager: Frank Selee
General Manager: Roland Hemond
Fun names: Ed High, Monk Sherlock, Skipper Friday
   2. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: October 26, 2017 at 10:36 AM (#5562807)
Report: Joe Girardi OUT in NY...
   3. Nasty Nate Posted: October 26, 2017 at 10:46 AM (#5562814)
Whoa

I assume this is the most playoff-reaching managers who were let go ever.
   4. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: October 26, 2017 at 10:50 AM (#5562820)
At this rate I fully expect either Hinch or Roberts to be fired after the World Series.
   5. SoSH U at work Posted: October 26, 2017 at 10:59 AM (#5562828)
If the Yankees wanted that, it's ridiculous.
   6. Nasty Nate Posted: October 26, 2017 at 11:02 AM (#5562833)
It would have been funny if the Yankees-Sox-Nationals had just hired each other's manager - like the Eckstein-Renteria-Cabrera switcharoo after aught-four.
   7. jmurph Posted: October 26, 2017 at 11:26 AM (#5562853)
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   8. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: October 26, 2017 at 11:46 AM (#5562880)
A really good Birthday Team today despite having four Cleveland Indians of the 1980s. (Harrah, Hargrove, Garland, Vande Berg)


Pretty good brain trust with 3 pennant winning managers.
   9. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: October 26, 2017 at 12:23 PM (#5562935)
According to Buster Olney, the Girardi ouster was Brian Cashman's idea...
   10. esseff Posted: October 26, 2017 at 04:00 PM (#5563166)
Mike Maddux to the Cardinals. Sounds good to me.

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