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.

Willie Horton Hears The Who (Dan Lee) 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. Willie Horton Hears The Who (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 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
The Ghost - You know why I'm here.
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogCleveland Indians' Trevor Bauer is intent on getting into the flow -- Bud Shaw's Sports Spin | cleveland.com
(7 - 7:20pm, Mar 06)
Last: A White and Gold Leaf

NewsblogJoe Posnanski's Top 100 Players: No. 40: Eddie Collins
(99 - 7:20pm, Mar 06)
Last: Baldrick

NewsblogOTP - March 2015: You’re out, tobacco: Bill would ban products at all California baseball venues
(864 - 7:12pm, Mar 06)
Last: Morty Causa

Newsblog'Boring' Cardinals know how to win
(19 - 7:04pm, Mar 06)
Last: Bug Selig

NewsblogSean Forman: Where Do These Stats Come From Anyways?
(9 - 7:01pm, Mar 06)
Last: Morty Causa

NewsblogNew York Mets ace Matt Harvey perfect in return to mound - ESPN New York
(3 - 6:43pm, Mar 06)
Last: Lassus

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - March 2015
(333 - 6:30pm, Mar 06)
Last: smileyy

NewsblogPatriots, Giants, Rays sign amicus brief in support of same-sex marriage
(18 - 6:13pm, Mar 06)
Last: Baldrick

NewsblogESPN: Cashman: Retire captaincy with Jeter
(39 - 5:53pm, Mar 06)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogLocking Up Brian Dozier | FanGraphs Baseball
(12 - 5:47pm, Mar 06)
Last: Barry`s_Lazy_Boy

NewsblogOT: NFL/NHL thread
(12415 - 5:43pm, Mar 06)
Last: Don Geovany Soto (chris h.)

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 3-6-2015
(27 - 5:17pm, Mar 06)
Last: Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos

Newsblog‘I thought the bat looked slow': Scouts on A-Rod | New York Post
(39 - 5:12pm, Mar 06)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogOT: Wrestling Thread November 2014
(681 - 5:04pm, Mar 06)
Last: You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR)

NewsblogMinor's absence opens opportunities for Stults | braves.com
(11 - 4:41pm, Mar 06)
Last: Walt Davis

Page rendered in 0.1849 seconds
48 querie(s) executed