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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 12-12-2013

Joe Tinker quoted in the Salt Lake Tribune, December 12, 1913:

Should any club other than the Cubs or Pirates land me I can only say I feel sorry for the magnate who made the transaction. Under no consideration will I play next season for New York, Brooklyn, Boston, St. Louis, or Philadelphia.

I’m sick of these star ballplayers like Joe Tinker and Albert Belle refusing to even consider playing in New York or Boston.

Dan Lee prefers good shortstops to great paintings Posted: December 12, 2013 at 06:38 AM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dugout, history, joe tinker

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   1. Dan Lee prefers good shortstops to great paintings Posted: December 12, 2013 at 06:40 AM (#4616478)
Pretty unremarkable Birthday Team today. Excellent names though: Kluttz, Pee-Wee, Tully, Ervin, and Phenomenal.

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
More Fun Names: Redleg Snyder, Bugs Reisigl, Flea Clifton
   2. Chris Fluit Posted: December 12, 2013 at 09:25 AM (#4616506)
Even the GM has a fun name.
   3. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 12, 2013 at 10:15 AM (#4616542)
Ralph Garr, Steve Farr
Mike Darr, Ray Star
Ayatollah's in Iran
Russian's in Afghanistan
   4. Eric Ferguson Posted: December 12, 2013 at 10:26 AM (#4616551)
I'm really enjoying Joe Posnanski's Top 100 Players series. Still waiting for the Jose Oquendo entry, though.
   5. Don Geovany Soto (chris h.) Posted: December 12, 2013 at 01:58 PM (#4616784)
Phenomenal Smith


Jim Rome's favorite player.
   6. Dan Lee prefers good shortstops to great paintings Posted: December 12, 2013 at 02:04 PM (#4616791)
Tony Cloninger is a close second.
   7. BDC Posted: December 12, 2013 at 02:18 PM (#4616799)
Tully Sparks is a memorable deadball name, for sure. He still ranks high on several Phillies franchise leaderboards: 6th in IP, 11th in Wins. A teammate named Bill Duggleby is 7th in IP. I wonder if the two of them discussed that prospect on the Phillies' bench 110 years ago :)
   8. just plain joe Posted: December 12, 2013 at 03:15 PM (#4616885)
Phenomenal Smith.


Check out Phenomenal's stat line for 1887; it's a wonder his arm didn't fall off.
   9. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: December 12, 2013 at 04:11 PM (#4616943)
Phenomenal Smith is my favorite baseball name ever. It's like a two-word poem.

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