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Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 12-4-2012

Honolulu Star-Bulletin, December 4, 1912:

When Albert Billings kicked his cork leg across the home plate in the ninth inning of a game at Canfield, Colo., the score being a 5 to 5 tie, the umpire called the runner safe…Umpire Jerry Carter consulted the rule book, declared that there was no precedent, and held to his decision.
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The shortstop tossed the ball to the catcher, ten feet ahead of the runner, the cork leg flew off and crossed the plate, while the owner of the leg dropped to the ground. The catcher stepped out and tagged the prone figure, but the umpire was watching closely and ruled that the foot at the end of the cork leg touched the base.

Man, talk about a knotty problem. I’d have called the guy out, but that’s just me.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: December 04, 2012 at 06:03 AM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: December 04, 2012 at 06:08 AM (#4316174)
A word of advice: Do not mess with the Birthday Team's fourth starter. His big brother has been known to beat the holy living crap out of people.

Don't say I didn't warn you.

C: Billy Bryan
1B: Ray Sanders
2B: Tadahito Iguchi
3B/Manager: Harvey Kuenn
SS: 1901-1905 John Farrell
LF: Jesse Burkett
CF: Shano Collins
RF: Pat Sheridan

SP: Bob Shawkey
SP: Jerome Williams
SP: Dolly Gray
SP: Joe Corbett
SP: Gustavo Chacin
RP: Lee Smith

Fun Name: Biff Schlitzer
   2. ntr RdP Posted: December 04, 2012 at 06:24 AM (#4316178)
Where in the world do you come up with this stuff? Cork leg scores, owner doesn't. Unbelievable!
   3. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: December 04, 2012 at 07:45 AM (#4316200)
These old newspapers are a goldmine. I've read some crazy stuff, most of which I don't mention because it's not baseball-related.
   4. Mike Emeigh Posted: December 04, 2012 at 08:27 AM (#4316219)
Fun fact of the day: Roy Halladay received no votes in the Cy Young Award voting for the first time since 2005.

-- MWE
   5. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: December 04, 2012 at 08:49 AM (#4316229)
Baseball historical item at THT notes that today is the 10th anniversary of one of the most lopsided trades of the 2002-03 offseason. Can you guess what it is before clicking on the link? Hint: involved 2 NL teams.
   6. Rants Mulliniks Posted: December 04, 2012 at 08:58 AM (#4316237)
Roy Halladay received no votes in the Cy Young Award voting for the first time since 2005.


2012 was also the first time since then he didn't finish in the top 5. I really hope he can bounce back next year.
   7. Heinie Mantush (Krusty) Posted: December 04, 2012 at 03:17 PM (#4316803)
Wrasslin Primates: CM Punk's having emergency knee surgery and the dirtsheets (PWInsider) are reporting it as legit. The day he ties Cena for the longest reign in the last 25 years, since Hogan's big reign in the 80's.
   8. cardsfanboy Posted: December 04, 2012 at 10:15 PM (#4317291)

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