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

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 11-1-2012

Salt Lake Tribune, November 1, 1912:

Lon Romney, one of the best football players in the Rocky mountain conference, and an excellent baseball player as well, has a berth awaiting him on the Denver Western league club if he decides to play professional baseball.
...
“He’s just as good a baseball player as he is a football star,” some one told Hendricks. “If that’s so, I want him,” declared [Denver manager Jack Hendricks].

There doesn’t seem to be any evidence that Mitt’s first cousin once removed ever played pro baseball, but it was a weird thing to stumble across right now.

Dan Lee is a Big Hunk of Neufchâtel Posted: November 01, 2012 at 06:23 AM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: 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. Dan Lee is a Big Hunk of Neufchâtel Posted: November 01, 2012 at 06:26 AM (#4289797)
Great speed in the outfield and a couple very good left-handed starters on today's Birthday Team.

C: Kid Baldwin
1B: Vic Power
2B/Manager: Bid McPhee
3B: Eddie Williams
SS: Johnny Burnett
LF: Gary Redus
CF: Coco Crisp
RF: Pat Mullin

SP: Fernando Valenzuela
SP: Larry French
SP: Russ Kemmerer
SP: Bob Wells
SP: Tom Fisher
RP: Anthony Bass

Pinch Runner: Miguel Dilone
   2. Dag Nabbit is a cornucopia of errors Posted: November 01, 2012 at 08:05 AM (#4289820)
Today is also the 50th anniversary of a first-ballot Hall of Famer signing his first professional contract. Can you figure out who it is before clicking on the link?
   3. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: November 01, 2012 at 08:34 AM (#4289832)
Also, at some point today it will be 1,000,000,000 seconds since the Pirates sign free agent pitcher Luis Tiant.


OK, this is a bit scary. Not the fact itself, but that you know it.
   4. Dag Nabbit is a cornucopia of errors Posted: November 01, 2012 at 08:40 AM (#4289838)
Eh, it's 11,574 days. If you can figure out 10,000 days, you can figure out 11,574 days. Same principle.
   5. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: November 01, 2012 at 09:13 AM (#4289857)
Wow! I guessed the HoF'er correctly. Blind hog meets nut.
   6. JJ1986 Posted: November 01, 2012 at 09:29 AM (#4289866)
I guessed Willie Stargell; right year, but not the answer.
   7. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: November 01, 2012 at 10:18 AM (#4289907)
As always, SLAM.canoe.ca is the best place to go for all the baseball transactions.

We have the first waiver transaction of the winter, as Scott Maine has been claimed by the Blue Jays from the Indians.

Amazing how many Yankees are now free agents. I guess that happens when the entire team is over 35 years old.

Soriano just declined his option.

Other free agents are Swisher, Kuroda, Chavez, Pettitte, Martin, Lowe, Andruw, Fred-Gar, Ibanez, Ichiro, and of course Mariano Rivera.
   8. Walt Davis Posted: November 01, 2012 at 04:16 PM (#4290289)
I went with Fergie Jenkins which is also the right year but not the right answer. 1962 apparently was a good year to be signing ballplayers.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
aleskel
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT: 2015 NHL Playoff thread
(587 - 2:43am, May 30)
Last: zack

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - May 2015
(2874 - 2:06am, May 30)
Last: Squash

NewsblogLet's play two: Baseball would be better with a split season | FOX Sports
(36 - 1:44am, May 30)
Last: vortex of dissipation

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 5-29-15
(94 - 1:29am, May 30)
Last: Sonny Gray's Got a Yakker for Your Culo

NewsblogThe Astros Are Making A Historic Turnaround
(2 - 1:25am, May 30)
Last: simon bedford

NewsblogOT: Soccer March 2015
(1282 - 12:57am, May 30)
Last: The John Wetland Memorial Death (CoB)

NewsblogAn advance scout's theory on why A-Rod is so good this year - NY Daily News
(59 - 12:25am, May 30)
Last: Cloude Atlas (Voxter)

NewsblogDan Uggla is a good hugger, Washington Nationals say
(12 - 12:16am, May 30)
Last: Cloude Atlas (Voxter)

NewsblogOTP - May 2015: Jeb Bush would like to watch baseball with Teddy Roosevelt and Pitbull
(4674 - 11:59pm, May 29)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogPrince Fielder’s Foul Ball Lands In Woman’s Nachos; Cheese Goes Everywhere [VIDEO] « CBS Detroit
(14 - 10:47pm, May 29)
Last: Srul Itza

NewsblogFire Ben Cherington and John Farrell? That’s not going to happen - Sports - The Boston Globe
(86 - 8:04pm, May 29)
Last: Squash

NewsblogFor de Blasio, a Red Sox Fan, the Simple Pleasure of Baseball Gets Complicated
(13 - 6:37pm, May 29)
Last: Dog on the sidewalk

Newsblog5-28-2015 OMNICHATTER
(63 - 4:27pm, May 29)
Last: boteman asks Where's My Ring?

NewsblogIn Which Derek Norris is Blamed for Home Run Problems, Plight of Humankind | Padres Public
(15 - 4:12pm, May 29)
Last: Al Kaline Trio

NewsblogOT: NBC.news: Valve isn’t making one gaming console, but multiple ‘Steam machines’
(1682 - 3:39pm, May 29)
Last: DJS From Suplex City!

Page rendered in 0.2026 seconds
50 querie(s) executed