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Friday, December 27, 2013

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 12-27-2013

Pittsburgh Press, December 27, 1913:

President Louis Heilbronner, of the Central league, has traded Umpire Billy Thomas to the Ohio State league. Umpire Jess Goehler will come to the Central in exchange.

Mind. blown. I had no idea you could trade umpires.

Dan Lee prefers good shortstops to great paintings Posted: December 27, 2013 at 06:59 AM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Dan Lee prefers good shortstops to great paintings Posted: December 27, 2013 at 07:02 AM (#4624545)
A bunch of recent players on today's Birthday Team. Pretty solid top of the rotation.

C: Jim Leyritz
1B: Norm Larker
2B: Craig Reynolds
3B: Dean Palmer
SS: Jackie Tavener
LF: Roy White
CF: Michael Bourn
RF: Byron Browne

SP: Cole Hamels
SP: Jim Tobin
SP: Connie Johnson
SP: Brewers Jeff D'Amico
SP: Rick Porcello
RP: David Aardsma
   2. AndrewJ Posted: December 27, 2013 at 07:25 AM (#4624549)
David Aardsma supplanted Hank Aaron as the first player in MLB history, alphabetically.
   3. Rennie's Tenet Posted: December 27, 2013 at 07:42 AM (#4624551)
Birthday second baseman (?) Craig Reynolds and Willie Randolph debuted with the Pirates three days apart in mid-1975, and combined to play 3700 games in the majors.
   4. BDC Posted: December 27, 2013 at 12:12 PM (#4624629)
Connie Johnson is one of those players for whom you most need to click on that "NLB/Minors" link at B-Ref to appreciate his career. It spanned 22 years as a pro, broken early on by Army service in WW2.
   5. esseff Posted: December 27, 2013 at 01:44 PM (#4624709)
And Norm Larker would be better known today if he had had one more hit in 1960.
   6. Davo Dozier (Mastroianni) Posted: December 27, 2013 at 02:11 PM (#4624721)
Roy White drew a ton of walks and played great outfield defense at a time when no one cared if you drew a ton of walks and played great outfield defense.

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