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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 11-21-2017

Butte Post, November 21, 1917:

Smoky Joe Wood has decided to give up pitching. He took himself off the Cleveland club’s payroll on July 1 because he realized that he couldn’t earn his big salary.
...
But he will not retire from the game. Lee Fohl and Tris Speaker, who are running the Cleveland team, will try Wood in the outfield next spring. Smoky Joe is a natural hitter and a splendid all-around player, for which reason the Cleveland mentors are not yet ready to part with him.

Spoiler: The experiment was a rousing success.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: November 21, 2017 at 09:48 AM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: November 21, 2017 at 09:52 AM (#5579284)
On one hand, the center fielder on today's Birthday Team seems pretty good. On the other hand, how good can the second-best outfielder born on November 21 in Donora, Pennsylvania really be?

C: Charlie Bennett (39.1 WAR)
1B: Hank Blalock (13.45 WAR)
2B: Andy High (12.1 WAR)
3B: Freddie Lindstrom (28.32 WAR)
SS: Dick Schofield The Younger (18.75 WAR)
LF: Stan Musial (128.13 WAR)
CF: Ken Griffey Jr. (83.57 WAR)
RF: Tommy McCraw (8.72 WAR)

SP: Bobby Mathews (55.12 WAR)
SP: Warren Hacker (13.18 WAR)
SP: Mike Mason (5.24 WAR)
SP: Scott Terry (3.33 WAR)
SP: Park Swartzel (0.65 WAR)
RP: Mark Eichhorn (19.59 WAR)

Manager: Paul Richards
Fun names: Ziggy Hasbrook, Pinky Jorgensen, Augie Swentor, Barbaro Canizares, Tripp Cromer
-5.13 career WAR: George Scharein (-5.13 WAR)
Not that one: Charlie Gibson
Not that one: Henry Youngman
   2. AndrewJ Posted: November 21, 2017 at 07:31 PM (#5579853)
Not that one: Henry Youngman

"I went to the sabermettrician and he said, "I think your BABIP increased last season." I said, "I want a second opinion." He said, "Okay, you're ugly, too."
   3. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: November 21, 2017 at 08:45 PM (#5579871)
Well done, AndrewJ!

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