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Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 10-8-2019

Pendleton East Oregonian, October 8, 1919:

The White Sox fighting spirit triumphed again today, Chicago taking the seventh game of the series from the Reds on their own grounds, 4 to 1. The Sox victory brought the game count four to three in favor of the Reds.

Eddie Cicotte, twice beaten by the Reds, came back and proved himself despite his two earlier defeats. The little veteran worked coolly and effectively throughout, although frequently in danger. He had just enough in reserve, however, to turn back the National League champions, who fought bitterly to the end.

Game Eight is tomorrow in Chicago. Lefty Williams will take the hill for the Sox seeking his first victory of the Series. Cincinnati plans to counter with Hod Eller.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: October 08, 2019 at 10:13 AM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: October 08, 2019 at 10:14 AM (#5887851)
Today's Birthday Team is largely "meh", but at least everybody has a positive career WAR total.

C: Ed Kirkpatrick (8.1 WAR)
1B: Olmedo Saenz (5.3 WAR)
2B/Manager: Danny Murtaugh (6.4 WAR)
3B: Enos Cabell (11.3 WAR)
SS: Donie Bush (39.3 WAR)
LF: Ping Bodie (14.7 WAR)
CF: George Metkovich (4.9 WAR)
RF: Wally Moses (33.1 WAR)

SP: Mike Morgan (26.2 WAR)
SP: Paul Splittorff (22.9 WAR)
SP: Doc Crandall (21.2 WAR)
SP: Johnny Lush (9.6 WAR)
SP: Jim Conway (2.3 WAR)
RP: Jerry Reed (5.0 WAR)

Owner: Ted Rasberry
Umpire: Dave Phillips
Fun name: Charlie Manlove
Not that one: Bernie Williams
   2. Tom Nawrocki Posted: October 08, 2019 at 10:24 AM (#5887856)
Great day for fun names, with an Enos, a Donie, a Ping, a Catfish, a Doc and Johnny Lush.
   3. Rennie's Tenet Posted: October 08, 2019 at 01:04 PM (#5887939)
For some reason, I can see Murtaugh managing this bunch.

Sallee was driven to the showers, "mutilated and beaten."
   4. Walt Davis Posted: October 08, 2019 at 08:01 PM (#5888101)
Kirkpatrick is a rare guy with starts at C and CF in the same season. 51 CF starts in his career, another 430 in the corner spots plus 110+ starts at 1B, a couple at 3B and even an appearance at 2B, along with his 260 starts at C. Exactly why his mediocre bat was considered so valuable to find PT for him away from C isn't clear (he did have a couple of very good seasons in his mid-20s).
   5. DonPedro Posted: October 08, 2019 at 09:10 PM (#5888133)
Exactly why his mediocre bat was considered so valuable to find PT for him away from C isn't clea

Most of his career came before the designated hitter rule, during an offensively-challenged era, with lineups that featured starting shortstops who hovered around the Mendoza line, and before the disappearance of regularly-scheduled doubleheaders. Versatility had a much greater value than it does in the modern game. [Although, with the huge pitching staffs of today, versatile benchwarmers are making a comeback.
   6. crict Posted: October 08, 2019 at 09:11 PM (#5888134)
The roster for Team Canada at the upcoming WSBC Premier 12 tournament (next month) has been released, and it's all kind of fun.

Good news: 11 former major leaguers, one former MVP.

Bad news:
-The MVP is Justin Morneau. Last played in 2016
-Other major leaguers (last in MLB, last active): Philippe Aumont (2015, AAA last year, CanAm this year), Chris Leroux (2014, last seen in Winter Ball, 2016-17), Adam Loewen (2016, AAA/Atlantic League in 2018), Scott Mathieson (2011, in Japan since 2012, but picthed only 7 innings this year), Dustin Molloken (2016, AAA in 2016, independent leagues since), Scott Richmond (2012, AA in 2015, Atlantic/CanAm this year), Rob Zastryzny (2018, AA/AAA this year), Dalton Pompey (2018, tons of injuries since 2016, only 64 PA in MiLB this year), Michael Saunders (2017, AAA last year), Rene Tosoni (2011, last seen in OB in 2013, in Independent Leagues in 2016).
   7. JJ1986 Posted: October 08, 2019 at 09:14 PM (#5888137)
I did not know Zastryzny was Canadian.
   8. The Run Fairy Posted: October 09, 2019 at 12:43 AM (#5888176)
Chris Leroux (2014, last seen in Winter Ball, 2016-17)

He was a ringer for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the Intercounty League this year. Did pretty well for himself.

That does sound like fun, though, I'll have to try to watch it or just follow it somehow.
   9. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: October 09, 2019 at 01:23 AM (#5888179)
It's the 80th anniversary of the "Lombardi Snooze."
Sure looks like (2:30ish) Keller never touched him, no bad hop to the balls or anything like that... everybody just forgot about the Great Dimaggio - who ran like the wind, and dropped an A+ slide in over Lombardi's desperate tag attempt.
   10. crict Posted: October 09, 2019 at 07:05 AM (#5888182)
Just realized that in the article linked above, a poor employee was tasked to find the 11 former major leaguers on the Canadian roster, and bold their names on the list. The employee gave up after finding 8...
   11. Tom Nawrocki Posted: October 10, 2019 at 11:38 AM (#5888841)
Since it looks like we might not get a Dugout today, I wanted to point out that today is Troy Tulowitzki's birthday. He's 35. Despite the fact that he's retired, Tulo is younger than last night's hero, Howie Kendrick. He's younger than Yadier Molina and Charlie Morton and Nick Markakis and Yuli Gurriel and Brett Gardner, all of whom are quite literally still playing. (OK, not Markakis.) He's a month and a half older than Justin Turner.

Tulo, man.

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