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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 12-26-2013

Milwaukee Journal, December 26, 1913:

DENVER, Col., Dec. 26—A baseball pitcher has involved the city and county in a damage suit for $3,000. Mrs. Hazel E. Lebew in a complaint filed in the district court, asserts that on Sept. 21, while she was passing the baseball grounds maintained by the city at Washington park her nose was broken by a ball. She asserts that the backstop behind the catcher was too low to stop a badly thrown ball.

I imagine it looked something like this.

Dan Lee prefers good shortstops to great paintings Posted: December 26, 2013 at 06:54 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Dan Lee prefers good shortstops to great paintings Posted: December 26, 2013 at 06:56 AM (#4623998)
Not a great Birthday Team today, despite the two Hall of Famers.

C: Carlton Fisk
1B: Chris Chambliss
2B: Omar Infante
3B: Jeff King
SS: Ozzie Smith
LF: Jeff Stone
CF: Lee King
RF: White Wings Tebeau

SP: Ray Sadecki
SP: Storm Davis
SP: Al Jackson
SP: Al Milnar
SP: Mike Minor
RP: Stu Miller

Good Field, No Hit: Mario Mendoza
Not that one: Chris Carpenter
   2. BDC Posted: December 26, 2013 at 09:08 AM (#4624018)
True fact: Warm Front Davis batted 1-for-4 lifetime against Storm Davis.
   3. Born1951 Posted: December 26, 2013 at 10:18 AM (#4624061)
If I figured right, teams have won 465 consecutive games when the pitcher had 5 or more plate appearances, and the game was 9 innings or less. The last loss was on 4-8-78 when Rudy May had 5 PA for the Expos, but his team lost to the Mets 6-5.
Of course, such games for pitchers have become rare. There were six in 2009, three in 2010, four in 2011, six in 2012, and just one in 2013. The one last season was Francisco Liriano for the Pirates vs the Cubs on July 5th.
   4. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: December 26, 2013 at 01:12 PM (#4624180)
Mike Leake had 5 PA in this 2010 game.

Never mind- I didn't see the 9 innings part.

Ted Lyons had 9 PA in this 21-inning loss.

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