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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.
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[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 a Big Hunk of Neufchâtel Posted: December 12, 2012 at 06:28 AM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dugout, frank chance, history, joe tinker, red corriden

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   1. Dan Lee is a Big Hunk of Neufchâtel Posted: December 12, 2012 at 06:34 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 07:11 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 10:28 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 12:09 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 12:31 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 04:48 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.

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