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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 11-15-2012

Pittsburgh Gazette Times, November 15, 1912:

King Cole, who pitched a few games for the [Cubs and] Pirates last year, has been appointed bench manager for John The Barber, with a possibility that, in a pinch, he will do some shaving and hair cutting himself.
...
It will be recalled that King took a tonsorial degree in Iowa before he broke into league baseball. He will have absolute authority over the men in the shop, and the customers, too, telling them what tonics to use, whether they shall be combed wet or dry, shaved close or far away, attacked with shears or clippers, singed or shampooed, massaged by hand or machine, and whether or not their shoes need shining.
...
Asked for a statement regarding his appointment, King replied: “Why all this superfluous tonsorial herpicide? The mater [sic] is—sine qua non. I have nothing else to say.”

Eat your heart out, Mr. Maglie.

If Cole ever did actually manage the barber shop, it was only for a few months. He threw 341.2 innings for the 1913 Columbus Senators.

The Robby Hammock District (Dan Lee) Posted: November 15, 2012 at 07:10 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dugout, history, king cole

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   1. The Robby Hammock District (Dan Lee) Posted: November 15, 2012 at 07:23 AM (#4303188)
There's not a lot to enjoy for fans of today's Birthday Team, other than Fred Breining's mustache.

C: Mickey Livingston
1B: Ryan Jackson
2B: Jay Partridge
3B: Will Foley
SS: Pete Childs
LF: Maurice Van Robays
CF: Milt Byrnes
RF: Gus Bell

SP: Pat Ragan
SP: Fred Breining
SP: Joe Ostrowski
SP: John Stephens
SP: Randy Niemann
RP: Pedro Borbon the Younger

Manager: Tom Loftus
Wunderkind: Dylan Bundy
Minor League Macho Man: Randy Poffo
   2. Der-K and the statistical werewolves. Posted: November 15, 2012 at 01:12 PM (#4303367)
Braves to sign g.laird
   3. Mike Emeigh Posted: November 15, 2012 at 01:19 PM (#4303372)
I have a feeling that the quote from Cole is made up :)

Maurice Van Robays was a decent player for the Pirates right as WWII started; it looked like he was developing into a pretty good hitter, and then he got called to war. By the time he came back, the Pirates had Ralph Kiner ready to blossom and no place for Van Robays to play. He wasn't going to be a Hall of Famer, but he and Bob Elliott (who came up about the same time, also as an outfielder) were often mentioned in the same breath, and not just because they came up together.

-- MWE
   4. Mike Emeigh Posted: November 15, 2012 at 09:33 PM (#4303848)
This book looks interesting, although I suspect that Mr. Peta might have different results a couple of years from now.

-- MWE

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