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Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 11-10-2017

Boise Evening Capital News, November 10, 1917:

M.E. Cantillon, president of the Minneapolis Baseball club and one of the real powers in the American association, issued the following statement today:

“The fact that the Indianapolis, Louisville and Toledo clubs may withdraw from the circuit, will not disrupt the American association…[the remaining league owners] will see to it that clubs are placed in Louisville, Indianapolis and Toledo, thereby keeping the circuit intact…In regard to Toledo, [Milwaukee owner] Mr. Timme and I hold a 10-year lease on Swayne field, where the association games are played in that city…If Bresnahan goes into the Union league he will have to build a new ball park, a rather expensive operation in these lean days of baseball.”

[St. Paul club president Norton]: “If any owners in the American association want to get out, I wish they would and we’ll start new clubs in their towns next spring.”

Your move, Union League.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: November 10, 2017 at 09:56 AM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: November 10, 2017 at 10:02 AM (#5573983)
A nice Birthday Team today. If a basketball game breaks out, Gene Conley is a nice weapon to have. If a drag race breaks out, don't tell Jack Clark - his attempt to break into racing didn't go particularly well.

C: Birdie Tebbetts (4.43 WAR)
1B: Norm Cash (52.02 WAR)
2B: Keith Lockhart (6.13 WAR)
3B: Larry Parrish (15.53 WAR)
SS/Manager: Jimmy Dykes (35.42 WAR)
LF: Billy Lush (8.78 WAR)
CF: Shawn Green (34.52 WAR)
RF: Jack Clark (52.82 WAR)

SP: Jim Whitney (55.57 WAR)
SP: Kenny Rogers (51.44 WAR)
SP: Gene Conley (16.98 WAR)
SP: Willie McGill (11.16 WAR)
SP: Cy Morgan (10.37 WAR)
RP: Bob Stanley (24.25 WAR)

-5.79 career WAR: Andres Thomas (-5.79 WAR)
Fun names: Butch Huskey, Slicker Parks, Chick King, Brian Dinkelman
   2. Batman Posted: November 10, 2017 at 10:23 AM (#5573993)
I can't believe it's been 18 years since the Dodgers traded for Shawn Green. Damn, I'm old.
   3. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: November 10, 2017 at 10:43 AM (#5574015)
If Bresnahan goes into the Union league he will have to build a new ball park, a rather expensive operation in these lean days of baseball.”

Ha. That's what taxpayers are for.
   4. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: November 10, 2017 at 11:32 AM (#5574063)
I can't believe it's been 18 years since the Dodgers traded for Shawn Green. Damn, I'm old.

Not so fast, whippersnapper. When I first started following baseball, Birdie Tebbetts was the Reds manager and Jimmie Dykes was one of the coaches. I thought Dykes was older than sin back then; now, I'm 5 years older than he was then. ;(
   5. Batman Posted: November 10, 2017 at 11:43 AM (#5574070)
According to today's Exactly As Old email, I'm twice as old as Jerry Hairston Sr. was when he made his MLB debut. One time in the mid 1980's I got to a game at old Comiskey really early and nearly ran into Hairston in a concourse behind the stands playing around with a couple of kids. There's a pretty good chance I saw three major leaguers up close instead of the one I knew of.
   6. Nasty Nate Posted: November 10, 2017 at 11:44 AM (#5574071)
RP: Bob Stanley (24.25 WAR)
By the time I was old enough as a child to follow baseball, his name was a dirty word in my household. But he had some really good seasons before that.

Check out the unusual usage of the pitchers on the 1982 Red Sox.
   7. Rennie's Tenet Posted: November 10, 2017 at 01:13 PM (#5574141)
This IL-AA stuff sounded familiar. Turns out they were doing the same thing 101 years ago.
   8. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: November 10, 2017 at 02:38 PM (#5574215)
If a table leg in the clubhouse goes missing, I'm checking under first base.

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