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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 10-29-2013

Pittsburgh Gazette Times, October 29, 1913:

Paskert in Auto Runs Over Boy.

George H. “Dode” Paskert, outfielder of the Philadelphia National League Baseball Club, ran down and mortally wounded John Ferrie, aged 12, near East Twelfth street and Euclid avenue [in Cleveland, yesterday]. The boy was taken to Huron Road Hospital. Doctors say he cannot live. Paskert was taken to police headquarters and is being held, pending the outcome of the boy’s injuries.

The boy’s condition did improve. More on that tomorrow.

Anyway, Paskert was known as a spectacular defensive outfielder, but apparently wasn’t much of a defensive driver.

The Robby Hammock District (Dan Lee) Posted: October 29, 2013 at 06:08 AM | 31 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dode paskert, dugout, history

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   1. The Robby Hammock District (Dan Lee) Posted: October 29, 2013 at 06:15 AM (#4588219)
Also in the newspaper 100 years ago today, from the Toledo News-Bee:
There was excitement in plenty in Tulsa, Okla., Tuesday, when the White Sox, with Walter Johnson pitching, beat the Giants, 6 to 0. Matty toiled for New York. In addition to seeing the two famous pitchers work, the Tulsans witnessed the collapse of a stand on which 500 people were standing. A company of soldiers was marching beneath the seats and was crushed by the crowd. Chester Taylor, soldier, was killed.
"Anything happen at the game, Frank?"

"Yeah, the White Sox won. Walter Johnson and Christy Mathewson pitched. That was neat."

"Anything else?"

"The stands collapsed, landed on a company of soldiers, and killed a guy. No big deal."
   2. The Robby Hammock District (Dan Lee) Posted: October 29, 2013 at 06:18 AM (#4588220)
This is a horrible Birthday Team. Romero had better get his track shoes ready; he'll be catching a knuckleballer and a guy who once threw 83 (!) wild pitches in a season.

Hopefully Brochu won't run this team into the ground, forcing it to be moved to a different date.

C: Mandy Romero
1B: Karim Garcia
2B: Solly Hofman
3B: Ralph Winegarner
SS: 1970s Yankees/Orioles Frank Baker
LF: Darrell Brown
CF: Will Venable
RF: Jesse Barfield

SP: Mark Baldwin
SP: Jim Bibby
SP: R.A. Dickey
SP: Happy Finneran
SP: Earl Yingling
RP: Pete Richert

Owner: Claude Brochu
   3. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: October 29, 2013 at 09:28 AM (#4588287)
Would Dode Paskert even make the All-George-Who-Weren't-Known-As-George Lineup?
   4. Der-K and the statistical werewolves. Posted: October 29, 2013 at 09:39 AM (#4588299)
They built a stadium somewhere out in February.
   5. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 29, 2013 at 10:07 AM (#4588336)
Doctors say he cannot live


The boy’s condition did improve. More on that tomorrow.



"He was taken to Springfield Hospital where he was pronounced dead. He was later taken to a better hospital, where his condition was upgraded to...alive."
   6. The Robby Hammock District (Dan Lee) Posted: October 29, 2013 at 10:15 AM (#4588348)
Hastily constructed All-George-Who-Weren't-Known-As-George Lineup:

C/Coach: Birdie Tebbetts
1B: High Pockets Kelly
2B: Snuffy Stirnweiss
3B: Whitey Kurowski
SS: Buck Weaver
LF: Ken Griffey Sr.
CF: Ken Griffey Jr.
RF/P: Babe Ruth

P: Tom Seaver
P: Rube Waddell
P: Hooks Wiltse
P: Hooks Dauss
P: Nig Cuppy
P: Bob Ewing
P: Willis Hudlin
P: Nap Rucker
P: Dave Koslo
P: Lefty Tyler

Negro Leauges Great: Mule Suttles
Bench Bat/Corner OF When Ruth Pitches: Duffy Lewis
Bench OF: Orator Shafer

Manager: Sparky Anderson
Coach: Dallas Green
Umpire: Watch Burnham
   7. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: October 29, 2013 at 11:16 AM (#4588430)
"That's OK, Walter, you can probably use some work after your 36-7, 1.14, 346-inning season. Go ahead and pitch for the White Sox in an unsafe park for a while."
   8. Rants Mulliniks Posted: October 29, 2013 at 11:27 AM (#4588451)
#1 - I love how the paper decided to lead with the summary of the game before mentioning, oh yeah, some guy died too.
   9. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 29, 2013 at 11:36 AM (#4588463)
#1 - I love how the paper decided to lead with the summary of the game before mentioning, oh yeah, some guy died too.


"There was excitement in plenty!"
   10. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: October 29, 2013 at 12:19 PM (#4588529)
Thanks, Dan. There's a second George "Mule", Mule Haas.

That's a nice looking team. Some day I'll have to research the similar "Ed" team. I know I have a good starter in Ed Ford.
   11. deputydrew Posted: October 29, 2013 at 12:36 PM (#4588558)
Question - how much is game one worth in a seven game series? In a lopsided series (let's say a 100 win team (true talent) vs an 82 win team) - how much does a Game One win for the underdog tilt their odds of advancing?

   12. The Robby Hammock District (Dan Lee) Posted: October 29, 2013 at 01:12 PM (#4588611)
That's a nice looking team.
Yeah it is. Two of the top six home run hitters in the history of the game and an inner-inner circle HOF starting pitcher. There's not a bad player on the roster, and they even have a good manager.
   13. Mike Webber Posted: October 29, 2013 at 01:42 PM (#4588652)
Don't forget George "Bill" James as the team's statistician.
   14. Daft Wullie Posted: October 29, 2013 at 02:12 PM (#4588690)
#11, assuming the better team has a 61.7% chance of winning any given game (100/162), the weaker team's chances of winning the seven game series are about 25% if they're 0-0 and improve to about 42% after the weaker team wins game one.
   15. Mike Emeigh Posted: October 29, 2013 at 02:15 PM (#4588698)
Mascot for the AKA George team.

-- MWE
   16. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 29, 2013 at 04:52 PM (#4588906)
Gold Gloves awarded tonight. Can you name:

1. The ten DP combos that have won Gold Gloves the same year?
2. Which two players have won Gold Gloves at two different positions (not counting different outfield positions)
3. Which team has gone 30 years without winning a Gold Glove?
   17. Davo Dozier Posted: October 29, 2013 at 05:04 PM (#4588917)
1. Vizquel-Alomar. Fox-Aparicio. Morgan-Concepcion. Grich-Belanger. Renteria-Vina. Larkin-Boone. Ordonez-Alfonzo. Jeter-Cano. Jeter-Knoblauch. ....umm....Michael Young-Ian Kinsler.

2. Robin Yount and Craig Biggio?

3. The Blue Jays?
   18. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 29, 2013 at 05:12 PM (#4588924)
1. Correct: Vizquel-Alomar; Fox-Aparicio; Morgan-Concpecion; Grich-Belanger; Renteria-Vina; Jeter-Cano. Four more.
2. Not Yount nor Biggio.
3. Not the Jays, although they have the second longest drought (since 2010!)
   19. Tom Nawrocki Posted: October 29, 2013 at 05:18 PM (#4588931)
1. Ozzie-Herr? Mazeroski-Alley?
   20. T.J. Posted: October 29, 2013 at 05:24 PM (#4588942)
1. Trammell/Whitaker?
2. Pete Rose? Rafael Palmeiro (DH/1B; j/k)?
3. Dunno.
   21. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 29, 2013 at 05:27 PM (#4588943)
1. Correct: Trammell-Whitaker; Maz-Alley. Still need two more.
2. No on Pete Rose and Raffy.
   22. Good cripple hitter Posted: October 29, 2013 at 05:28 PM (#4588945)
3. is the Milwaukee Brewers.
   23. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: October 29, 2013 at 05:31 PM (#4588949)
Who won the last Gold Glove for the Blue Jays? Vernon Wells? John McDonald?
   24. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 29, 2013 at 05:32 PM (#4588950)
Brewers are correct.

Last two DP combos were Belanger-Davey Johnson and Jim Fregosi-Bobby Knoop

Two to win it at different positions - Darren Erstad (1B and OF) and Placido Polanco (2B and 3B)

HAVE A HAPPY GOLD GLOVE DAY!
   25. Good cripple hitter Posted: October 29, 2013 at 05:35 PM (#4588954)
The last Jay to win the Gold Glove was Vernon Wells in 2006. McDonald probably would've won one had he played a bit more.
   26. Davo Dozier Posted: October 29, 2013 at 05:41 PM (#4588965)
#22--now that you say that, I remember reading that exact sentence in a Milwaukee newspaper this weekend. Bah, this stupid brain of mine!

for #2: Placido Polanco win at separate positions? Michael Young? Youkilis?

#1: Rollins-Utley have been together forever. Or how about Luis Castillo-Edgar Renteria?
   27. Mike Emeigh Posted: October 29, 2013 at 05:59 PM (#4588979)
From the Twitter feed, offered without comment:

@JohnDreker

@MWEinNC Even if no one else does, I appreciate the irony of Baseball Think Factory sponsoring Tim McCarver's page on @baseball_ref


-- MWE
   28. AndrewJ Posted: October 29, 2013 at 06:02 PM (#4588980)
All-George-Who-Weren't-Known-As-George Lineup

Post-game talk show host: Upton Bell
And available to perform his "Abner Doubleday invents baseball" routine: Bob Newhart
   29. greenback calls it soccer Posted: October 29, 2013 at 07:28 PM (#4589023)
The Cardinals have been sitting in an airplane on a runway in St. Louis for five hours. Somebody let Gamingboy know.
   30. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: October 29, 2013 at 09:54 PM (#4589092)
Placido Polanco (2B and 3B)

He's going to retire as one of the greatest defensive players in history, right?
It's weird that he's been so good for so long at two different positions - it's like if Willie Mays moved to first base halfway through his career, then played the position like Hernandez or Pujols.
   31. esseff Posted: October 29, 2013 at 10:45 PM (#4589122)
The Cardinals have been sitting in an airplane on a runway in St. Louis for five hours. Somebody let Gamingboy know.


Is he a pilot?

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