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

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 12-12-2012

The [Chicago] Day Book, December 12, 1912:

Joe Tinker has at last become manager of the Cincinnati Reds. The Cub shortstop, with Catcher Chapman and Pitcher Loudermilk, was yesterday traded to the Reds by Murphy for Mitchell, Phelan, Knisely, Humphries and Corriden.
...
As a result of this dicker Frank Chance will be the new manager of the New York Highlanders. This was definitively settled when seven National League clubs waived on him in return for the American doing the same in the case of Corriden.
...
[Corriden] was playing third in St. Louis two years ago when Larry Lajoie beat out seven bunts in one afternoon, thereby coming within a fraction of a point of beating Ty Cobb for the batting championship…Corriden was released by the Browns [and picked up by Detroit, but] Cobb had no love for Corriden, and there was danger of dissension that would rip the Tigers wide open.

I should say so! The surprise isn’t that Cobb hated the guy, the surprise is that Tigers management didn’t consider the history before signing a marginal player like Corriden.

It’s not clear from the quote, but the Reds bought Corriden from Detroit because Chicago wanted him as part of the package for Tinker.

Dan Lee is some pumkins Posted: December 12, 2012 at 07:28 AM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dugout, frank chance, history, joe tinker, red corriden

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. Dan Lee is some pumkins Posted: December 12, 2012 at 07:34 AM (#4322718)
"Happy birthday, Mike! You've been traded to the Cubs."

Pretty unremarkable Birthday Team today.

C: Clyde Kluttz
1B: Pedro Gonzalez
2B: Orlando Hudson
3B: Garrett Atkins
SS: Pee-Wee Wanninger
LF: Ralph Garr
CF: Gorman Thomas
RF: Mike Mitchell

SP: Tully Sparks
SP: Ervin Santana
SP: Phenomenal Smith
SP: Bob Carpenter
SP: Mike Buddie
RP: Steve Farr

General Manager: Buzzie Bavasi
Umpire: Tim McClelland
   2. Juilin Sandar to Conkling Speedwell (Arjun) Posted: December 12, 2012 at 08:11 AM (#4322722)
"Phenomenal Smith" has a phenomenal nickname (although I was slightly disappointed that this wasn't his given name).
   3. Steve N Posted: December 12, 2012 at 11:28 AM (#4322868)
Actually, there are some quite good players there. Hudson and Thomas could play for me. Garr wasn't so bad. Of course Clyde Kluttz has a name for the ages.
   4. Ned Garvin: Male Prostitute Posted: December 12, 2012 at 01:09 PM (#4323020)
Though nobody remembers it now, Mike Mitchell was a quality hitter too. That's actually a very solid OF, though the idea of Gorman Thomas playing CF has always baffled my brain.
   5. JJ1986 Posted: December 12, 2012 at 01:31 PM (#4323046)
Fausto Carmona is about to sign with another team (Tampa Bay) that the original Roberto Hernandez played for.
   6. Walt Davis Posted: December 12, 2012 at 05:48 PM (#4323386)
Yep, it's an excellent name team as you've also got a Pee-Wee, a Gorman, a Tully, a Buddie and a Buzzie. And I think Ralph Garrrrrrrrr was one of those names Harry Caray loved to pronounce.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Eugene Freedman
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogThe Calm-Before-The-Storm and Postseason Prediction OMNICHATTER, 2014
(81 - 6:27am, Sep 30)
Last: PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth)

NewsblogESPN: Ron Gardenhire out after 13 Seasons with Twins
(31 - 6:26am, Sep 30)
Last: Dr. Vaux

NewsblogMadden: How dare the sabermetrics crowd and others try to diminish Derek Jeter’s greatness
(144 - 5:20am, Sep 30)
Last: cardsfanboy

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 2014 Discussion
(9 - 4:00am, Sep 30)
Last: shoewizard

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1958 Ballot
(9 - 2:49am, Sep 30)
Last: bjhanke

NewsblogMets close season optimistic for next year
(50 - 2:06am, Sep 30)
Last: CrosbyBird

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - September 2014
(392 - 1:53am, Sep 30)
Last: Gold Star - just Gold Star

NewsblogRBI Baseball, 2014 Playoff Edition
(2 - 1:42am, Sep 30)
Last: Harvey Berkman

NewsblogAttanasio discusses Brewers collapse, changes coming for 2015
(126 - 12:24am, Sep 30)
Last: greenback calls it soccer

NewsblogOT August 2014:  Wrassle Mania I
(261 - 12:10am, Sep 30)
Last: NJ in DC (Now with temporary employment!)

NewsblogOT: NFL/NHL thread
(8138 - 11:55pm, Sep 29)
Last: PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth)

NewsblogBaseball Past & Present: Vote: The 25 Most Important People in Baseball History.
(281 - 11:54pm, Sep 29)
Last: Morty Causa

NewsblogRemembering George ‘Shotgun’ Shuba, 1924-2014
(4 - 11:25pm, Sep 29)
Last: Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66)

NewsblogThe Captain’s Log: Derek Jeter’s Lady-Killing Past, From ‘Yeah, Jeets!’ to Gift Baskets
(29 - 11:21pm, Sep 29)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 9-29-2014
(57 - 11:13pm, Sep 29)
Last: Walt Davis

Page rendered in 0.2604 seconds
52 querie(s) executed