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Monday, November 12, 2018

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 11-12-2018

Toledo News-Bee, November 12, 1918:

Germany went into last place in the world league on Monday.

There are magnates in the American Association who can be expected to urge the candidacy of General Foch for the league presidency in place of Tom Hickey.

It might not be a bad idea to suggest Hank Gowdy as the first president of the German republic.

Things couldn’t have gone worse under President Gowdy than they did under Friedrich Ebert. Anyway, I feel like Austria was probably still below Germany in the world league standings at this point.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: November 12, 2018 at 10:20 AM | 19 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dugout, history, world war i

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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: November 12, 2018 at 10:21 AM (#5785916)
Pretty solid Birthday Team today, but not much in center field.

C: Jody Davis (15.9 WAR)
1B: Bruce Bochte (19.4 WAR)
2B: Homer Bush (3.0 WAR)
3B: Donnie Hill (5.1 WAR)
SS: Greg Gagne (26.3 WAR)
LF: Marcell Ozuna (17.0 WAR)
CF: Gary Thurman (-2.8 WAR)
RF: Sammy Sosa (58.6 WAR)

SP: Carl Mays (50.3 WAR)
SP: Ed Killian (26.7 WAR)
SP: Mike Leake (15.6 WAR)
SP: Ron Bryant (3.6 WAR)
SP: Charlie Morton (2.7 WAR)
RP: Joe Hoerner (10.1 WAR)

Backup shortstop: Bill Gleason (10.3 WAR)
Not that one: Ben Taylor
Go The Distance: Moonlight Graham
Commissioner: Yushi Uchimura
Writer: Frank Graham
All-American college first baseman, chose football: Steve Bartkowski
   2. BDC Posted: November 12, 2018 at 10:40 AM (#5785943)
Box-score-line records: most times with the precise ab/r/h/bi line in the regular season, 1908-present. Trivia in bold:

5 2 1 2 : four men have done this four times. All are living, none are active players. Three are African-American; one is a Cuban-American. No Hall of Famers; all were All-Stars, though, and two were MVPs. As a group, they won two batting titles, two HR titles, two RBI titles, and one led his league in Runs. Two won multiple Gold Gloves. Three played on World Champions, though the fourth never got to a World Series.

5 3 1 2 : Babe Ruth twice

5 2 1 3 : Hank Aaron, three times

5 2 1 4 : two men did this twice. One was Maurice Van Robays, a rising star for the Pirates c1940 whose career was truncated by WW2. The other is a living Hall of Famer: African-American, RBI champ, multiple Gold Gloves, played for a World Champion.

5 2 1 5 : seven have done this once, most recently Jacoby Ellsbury in 2017

5 3 1 5 : ten have done this once, Benintendi of the Red Sox earlier this year

5 3 1 4 : five have done this once, Jack Wilson most recently, in 2002
   3. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: November 12, 2018 at 10:52 AM (#5785959)
SP: Ed Killian (26.7 WAR)

Man the deadball era was crazy. A guy wins 25 games with a 1.78 ERA and over 300 IP, and I've never heard of him.
   4. RickA. Posted: November 12, 2018 at 11:48 AM (#5786027)
5212 - George Foster?
   5. BDC Posted: November 12, 2018 at 11:54 AM (#5786031)
Foster is not correct.
   6. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: November 12, 2018 at 12:03 PM (#5786038)
5212 - Canseco? Derek Lee?
   7. BDC Posted: November 12, 2018 at 12:04 PM (#5786039)
Canseco is one of the four 5212 batters, yes.
   8. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: November 12, 2018 at 12:07 PM (#5786040)
5212 - Al Oliver, Gary Sheffield
   9. BDC Posted: November 12, 2018 at 12:13 PM (#5786042)
Neither Oliver nor Sheffield. One of the three had his heyday a few years before Oliver broke in, and the latter two were contemporaries of Sheffield, though a bit younger.

Derrek Lee is not correct.
   10. Chris Fluit Posted: November 12, 2018 at 12:24 PM (#5786051)
Don Baylor
   11. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: November 12, 2018 at 12:31 PM (#5786057)
One of the three had his heyday a few years before Oliver broke in,


Tommy Davis?
   12. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: November 12, 2018 at 12:46 PM (#5786062)
Really fishing here. African-American, contemporary of Sheffield but a bit younger. Played on a world champion team. Not active, not HOF:

David Justice
Derek Jeter
Garrett Anderson
Charles Johnson
Jimmy Rollins
   13. SoSH U at work Posted: November 12, 2018 at 01:00 PM (#5786071)
5214: Eddie Murray?
   14. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: November 12, 2018 at 01:05 PM (#5786073)
I'd go Dave Winfield. Murray had a HR and RBI title. Winfield only RBI.
   15. BDC Posted: November 12, 2018 at 01:27 PM (#5786081)
Winfield is the 5214 guy. Rollins and Tommy Davis are two of the 5212 guys, so that takes care of all the MVPs, batting leaders, and World Champions. The fourth, though once an All-Star and three times a Gold Glove, never led the league in any batting category except Strikeouts.
   16. Rennie's Tenet Posted: November 12, 2018 at 01:28 PM (#5786082)
The SK Wyverns beat the Doosan Bears, 5-4 in extra innings. The Wyverns win the KBO title, 4 games to 2.
   17. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: November 12, 2018 at 01:34 PM (#5786086)
The fourth, though once an All-Star and three times a Gold Glove, never led the league in any batting category except Strikeouts.


Mike Cameron.
   18. BDC Posted: November 12, 2018 at 01:41 PM (#5786097)
Cameron is correct, closing the books on 1-for-5 days.
   19. Kiko Sakata Posted: November 12, 2018 at 02:04 PM (#5786112)
Since there was no Dugout yesterday, but Veterans' Day is being observed today (by the Postal Service and the Chicago Public School system at least), I'm going to share this story from the SABR Biography of Baseball Hall-of-Famer and World War I veteran Rabbit Maranville (biography by Dick Leyden) today:

Maranville ... missed nearly all of 1918 when he enlisted in the Navy and served as a gunner aboard the USS Pennsylvania. On November 10, 1918, Rabbit told his shipmates that they would get big news the next day. "Everyone kept asking me what the big news was going to be," he remembered. "I said, 'Wait until tomorrow; I will tell you then.' At 6:30 the next morning we got word that the armistice had been signed. That afternoon I was called in to the captain's quarters. The captain said to me, 'How is it you knew the armistice was going to be signed today? Who gave you that information?' I said, 'I didn't know anything about the armistice being signed. The reason I said the big day is tomorrow and they would hear great news is that today is my birthday.'"

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