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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.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: November 01, 2012 at 06:23 AM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) 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 at ExactlyAsOld.com 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 Remains 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 at ExactlyAsOld.com 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.

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