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Thursday, November 09, 2017

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 11-9-2017

El Paso Herald, November 9, 1917:

Miller James Huggins, the new manager of the Yankees, is a midget with a big baseball intellect. There are few more interesting men connected with the national game. Urged by his father to become a grocer, Huggins studied law, but while in school became so engrossed in baseball that he adopted it as a profession.

Huggins is a firm believer in the science of phrenology. He has been “shown.” Fowler, a celebrated Cincinnati phrenologist, examined Huggins’ skull when he was two years old and declared that the youngster would make a fortune following an athletic calling.
[Huggins] graduated from Cincinnati Law school. He was admitted to the Ohio bar at Columbus. Former president William Howard Taft and Judson Harmon, attorney-general in Grover Cleveland’s cabinet, taught Hug law.

Phrenology? C’mon, man.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: November 09, 2017 at 12:00 PM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: November 09, 2017 at 12:16 PM (#5573529)
Solid Birthday Team today. A couple of strong pitchers at the top of the rotation.

C: Johnny Gooch (4.64 WAR)
1B: Harvey Hendrick (12.19 WAR)
2B: Jerry Priddy (18.52 WAR)
3B: Jack Crooks (15.44 WAR)
SS: Benny McCoy (5.23 WAR)
LF: George Wood (19.16 WAR)
CF: Bill Bruton (26.06 WAR)
RF: Adam Dunn (16.89 WAR)

SP: Bob Gibson (89.9 WAR)
SP: Teddy Higuera (30.74 WAR)
SP: Jose Rosado (10.38 WAR)
SP: Nick Maddox (8.41 WAR)
SP: Chad Ogea (5.13 WAR)
RP: Scott Sauerbeck (5.28 WAR)

Manager: Whitey Herzog
Backup manager: Jim Riggleman
As an adequate but not fluent German speaker, I was disappointed to learn he was right handed: Ed Linke
Fun names: Judge McCredie, Beiker Graterol, Kevin Mmahat
Not that one: Jeff D'Amico, Bill Mueller
Pigeon Murderer: Dion James
Proto-Aroldis: Joel Zumaya
   2. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: November 09, 2017 at 12:31 PM (#5573534)
Not that one: Jeff D'Amico,

How do you decide which one is "that one?"
   3. TDF didn't lie, he just didn't remember Posted: November 09, 2017 at 12:36 PM (#5573543)
BBTF poster and crappy baseball player even in Little League: TDF

Moonlight Graham's birthday was originally listed on Baseball Reference as the 9th. My three Strat-O-Matic teams were the Moonlighters, Donkeys, and White Rats.
   4. Nasty Nate Posted: November 09, 2017 at 12:39 PM (#5573546)
I don't know if this needs it's own thread (although it is the off-season), but Ned Yost has fallen out of a tree.
   5. esseff Posted: November 09, 2017 at 12:46 PM (#5573555)
So, two Crooks on the birthday infield.
   6. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: November 09, 2017 at 12:48 PM (#5573557)
Ned won't be a Walking Man for a while, it appears.
How do you decide which one is "that one?"
A fair question. I'm going with the one that just missed an NL ERA title as "that one", but even he was mostly terrible other than 2000.
   7. Batman Posted: November 09, 2017 at 01:20 PM (#5573570)
Ned Yost has fallen out of a tree.
That means we have less than 100 days of offseason left. Happy Yost Day, everybody!
   8. Rennie's Tenet Posted: November 09, 2017 at 04:54 PM (#5573776)
Unger Day is November 13.

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