Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 11-13-2012

Milwaukee Sentinel, November 13, 1912:

Jimmy Block, the Milwaukee catcher, declares that he is through with baseball as far as the Milwaukee club is concerned. A finger on his throwing hand is badly maimed, and he says he will never don a Brewer uniform again unless the club is willing to pay for a surgical operation on the finger.

I don’t know if Block ever got the surgery, but there’s no record of him in professional baseball in 1913. He returns in 1914 with the ChiFeds, then eventually spends part of 1916 back in Milwaukee.

Greasy Neale Heaton (Dan Lee) Posted: November 13, 2012 at 07:20 AM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: bruno block, dugout, history

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Greasy Neale Heaton (Dan Lee) Posted: November 13, 2012 at 07:25 AM (#4301154)
No superstars on today's Birthday Team, but the pitching staff is really deep.

Yes, it's weird to play Wes Parker in right, but he played 155 career games in the outfield, and it allows me to use Bilko at first instead of Larry Harlow in right field.

C/Manager: Johnny Kling
1B: Steve Bilko
2B: Alex Kampouris
3B: John Kroner
SS: Asdrubal Cabrera
LF: Josh Devore
CF: Jim Delsing
RF: Wes Parker

SP/Pitching Coach: Mel Stottlemyre
SP: Pat Hentgen
SP: Dan Petry
SP: Ted Wilks
SP: Milt Shoffner
RP: Gene Garber

Frontier League Legend: Jason Simontacchi
   2. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: November 13, 2012 at 09:02 AM (#4301167)


hunter morris led the Southern League in home runs, rbi, hits, slugging percentage, total base,and extra-base hits. he bats lefty and plays first base. huntsville is a fair minor league park in that guys who hit there seeem to hit in the majors. he doesn't have great control of the strike zone with his 117 to 40 strikeout to walk numbers show. he isn't an outfielder and he's already 24.

doug melvin is wise to not sign hart long term and i would not be shocked if hart gets traded before the start of the season.

   3. JJ1986 Posted: November 13, 2012 at 01:02 PM (#4301385)
Cubs sign Scott Baker to a 1-year deal. He had Tommy John in April.
   4. Craig in MN Posted: November 13, 2012 at 01:21 PM (#4301403)
Baker gets $5.5 million guaranteed, plus 1.5 in possible bonuses. That's nuts.
   5. Davo Dozier Posted: November 13, 2012 at 01:45 PM (#4301426)
If the Twins really couldn't match that, that's sad.
   6. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: November 13, 2012 at 04:52 PM (#4301632)
BIG NEWS

Baltimore signs Dan Meyer and Daniel McCutchen and Jason Pridie

Yankees claim David Herndon on waivers from the Blue Jays. The Blue Jays had claimed him on waivers from the Phillies during the World Series a couple weeks ago.

Twins sign Eric Fryer, one of the 8 people who started games at catcher for last year's Pirates

Red Sox sign Terry Doyle, who sounds like someone who would have played for the Red Sox in about 1904.
Red Sox sign Mitch Maier, who ends his six-year career with the Royals

Royals send Jeremy "Puff Puff Pass" Jeffress to Blue Jays, receive cash

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
James Kannengieser
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogESPN: Yankee Fan Returns Lost Red Sox World Series Ring
(22 - 8:44pm, Jul 28)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 7-28
(30 - 8:43pm, Jul 28)
Last: jobu

NewsblogOTP - July 2014: Republicans Lose To Democrats For Sixth Straight Year In Congressional Baseball Game
(3437 - 8:42pm, Jul 28)
Last: Joe Kehoskie

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 7-28-2014
(47 - 8:41pm, Jul 28)
Last: They paved Misirlou, put up a parking lot

NewsblogFormer OF Jason Lane takes loss in first start
(16 - 8:37pm, Jul 28)
Last: PreservedFish

NewsblogDmitri Young explains his amazing weight loss
(29 - 8:34pm, Jul 28)
Last: clowns to the left of me; STEAGLES to the right

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread- July 2014
(995 - 8:32pm, Jul 28)
Last: Der-K and the statistical werewolves.

Newsblog2014 Prospect Watch | MLB.com: UPDATED
(13 - 8:30pm, Jul 28)
Last: Spahn Insane

NewsblogDodgers and Diamondbacks Triple-A teams involved in wild brawl
(25 - 7:47pm, Jul 28)
Last: Bhaakon

NewsblogOT: The Soccer Thread July, 2014
(461 - 7:45pm, Jul 28)
Last: TFTIO can't talk like this -- he's so sorry.

NewsblogGossage on Bonds, McGwire Hall hopes: ‘Are you f–king kidding?’
(126 - 7:44pm, Jul 28)
Last: Jolly Old St. Nick Still Gags in October

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1957 Discussion
(4 - 7:44pm, Jul 28)
Last: toratoratora

NewsblogHall of Fame Announces Changes to Voting Process for Recently Retired Players, Effective Immediately
(98 - 7:20pm, Jul 28)
Last: Gonfalon Bubble

NewsblogFull Count » Mike Carp explains why he requested a trade from Red Sox
(35 - 7:20pm, Jul 28)
Last: Joe Bivens, Minor Genius

NewsblogSchoenfield: Why didn't the Braves win more titles?
(87 - 6:01pm, Jul 28)
Last: toratoratora

Page rendered in 0.1414 seconds
52 querie(s) executed