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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 11-21-2018

Memphis News Scimitar, November 21, 1918:

TORONTO SEEKS BERTH IN A.L.

Washington Franchise May Be Transferred Next Month

That Toronto is attempting to get the Washington franchise in the American league became known here last night, and it is said the matter will be discussed at the annual meeting of members of the league in Chicago next month.

James McCaffrey, owner of the Toronto club of the International league, it is said, is the man who wants to transfer the Senators to Canada.

President Ban Johnson, it is said, has sent a number of letters to league members, inviting suggestions on the matter.

Washington lost its AL franchise and Toronto got one. It was just a few more decades until that happened.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: November 21, 2018 at 09:45 AM | 15 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: November 21, 2018 at 09:46 AM (#5789939)
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 (39.2 WAR)
1B: Hank Blalock (13.5 WAR)
2B: Andy High (12.1 WAR)
3B: Freddie Lindstrom (28.4 WAR)
SS: Dick Schofield The Younger (18.8 WAR)
LF: Stan Musial (128.2 WAR)
CF: Ken Griffey Jr. (83.8 WAR)
RF: Tommy McCraw (8.6 WAR)

SP: Bobby Mathews (55.1 WAR)
SP: Warren Hacker (13.5 WAR)
SP: Mike Mason (5.1 WAR)
SP: Scott Terry (3.1 WAR)
SP: Park Swartzel (0.7 WAR)
RP: Mark Eichhorn (19.2 WAR)

Manager: Paul Richards
Fun names: Ziggy Hasbrook, Pinky Jorgensen, Augie Swentor, Barbaro Canizares, Tripp Cromer
-5.1 career WAR: George Scharein (-5.1 WAR)
Not that one: Charlie Gibson
Not that one: Henry Youngman
   2. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: November 21, 2018 at 09:58 AM (#5789945)
SP: Bobby Mathews (55.1 WAR)

Ummm, sir. Your ace pitcher has been dead for 120 years.

3B: Freddie Lindstrom (28.4 WAR)

Another Frankie Frisch All-Star. Man, he put some terrible candidates in the HoF.
   3. vortex of dissipation Posted: November 21, 2018 at 10:43 AM (#5789973)
C: Charlie Bennett (39.2 WAR)


Detroit's Bennett Park was named in his honor.
   4. Mike Webber Posted: November 21, 2018 at 12:04 PM (#5790033)
Charlie Bennett in Franklin County Kansas

Have you read my blog post about Charlie Bennett's career ending injury in Franklin County, Kansas? It's at the bottom, but the whole article is brilliant though.
   5. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: November 21, 2018 at 12:13 PM (#5790041)
Have you read my blog post about Charlie Bennett's career ending injury in Franklin County, Kansas? It's at the bottom, but the whole article is brilliant though.

Ouch. That's a hell of an injury.
   6. The Mighty Quintana Posted: November 21, 2018 at 12:23 PM (#5790044)
Nice team - would be a fun matchup with either Christmas day's speed and defense or Jan 7th's wall-to-wall power and fire-balling pen.
   7. SoSH U at work Posted: November 21, 2018 at 01:01 PM (#5790068)
Mejdal officially named Assistant GM in Baltimore.
   8. CheersUnusualPlays Posted: November 21, 2018 at 01:20 PM (#5790078)
I support Charlie Bennett for the Hall of Fame
   9. tolbuck Posted: November 21, 2018 at 01:41 PM (#5790087)
Musial and Griffey were born 49 years apart. Griffey turns 49 today. That can only mean a future HOFer will be born in Donora, PA today.
   10. Hysterical & Useless Posted: November 21, 2018 at 02:04 PM (#5790103)
Memphis News Scimitar


Is Memphis the Damascus of the South?
   11. vortex of dissipation Posted: November 21, 2018 at 07:48 PM (#5790245)
Thanks to
Harveys Wallbangers
for his generous support.


I'm not sure if seeing this in the sidebar makes me feel happy or sad.
   12. AndrewJ Posted: November 21, 2018 at 07:54 PM (#5790246)
Not that one: Henry Youngman

Take the Frisch-era Veterans Committee -- please.
   13. AndrewJ Posted: November 21, 2018 at 07:55 PM (#5790247)
C: Charlie Bennett (39.2 WAR)


Detroit's Bennett Park was named in his honor.


I presume he and Connie Mack were the only MLB players to have stadia named in their honor.
   14. Mike Webber Posted: November 22, 2018 at 09:51 AM (#5790323)
Comiskey park too.
   15. The Run Fairy Posted: November 22, 2018 at 05:23 PM (#5790366)
Griffith Stadium also qualifies.

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