Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 1-29-2013

El Paso Herald, January 29, 1913:

Effort is being made by the Chicago White Sox, the Cincinnati Reds and the St. Louis Browns to secure the services of [Jim] Thorpe.

Toledo News-Bee:

Garry Herrmann is almost sure that Jim Thorpe…will join the Cincinnati club. It is perfectly natural the Indian should go with the Reds.

Richmond Times Dispatch:

It was learned yesterday on what is believed to be reliable authority that James Thorpe…is under contract to the Pittsburgh National League baseball club to play first base the coming season. The contract was signed by Thorpe last fall, after which the Redskin continued to compete in amateur athletic contests.

Strike one, strike two, and strike three. Thorpe eventually signed with the Giants, where he served as an expensive benchwarmer/pinch runner.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: January 29, 2013 at 06:24 AM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dugout, history, jim thorpe

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: January 29, 2013 at 06:35 AM (#4357171)
Today's Birthday Team features Bill Voiselle, the pride of Ninety-Six, South Carolina and greatest ballplayer ever to wear #96.

C: Alex Avila
1B: Dick Burrus
2B: Steve Sax
3B/Manager: Bill Rigney
SS: Hack Simmons
LF: Mike Aldrete
CF: Bill Krieg
RF: Hank Edwards

SP: Jason Schmidt
SP: Bobby Bolin
SP: Bill Voiselle
SP: Jair Jurrjens
SP: John Habyan
RP: Brian Edmondson
   2. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: January 29, 2013 at 08:26 AM (#4357206)
   3. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: January 29, 2013 at 09:00 AM (#4357223)
Hopefully I'll be able to get Birthday League II: Electric Boogaloo (January 29-February 25) underway today, but no guarantees. If not today, it'll be up and running tomorrow.
   4. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 29, 2013 at 09:36 AM (#4357264)
Strike one, strike two, and strike three. Thorpe eventually signed with the Giants, where he served as an expensive benchwarmer/pinch runner.


So the Giants were the original MYSTERY CLUB?
   5. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 29, 2013 at 11:10 AM (#4357359)
Minor league deals:

P Freddy Garcia to the Padres
P Scott Atchison and P Michael Wuertz to the Mets
OF Juan Rivera to the Yankees
IF Jeff Baker to the Rangers
OF Chris Dickerson to the Orioles
C Ronny Paulino to the Mariners
OF Ryan Sweeney to the Red Sox
C Jesus Flores to the Dodgers
C Yorvit Torrealaba to the Rockies
P Chad Qualls to the Marlins
P Robert Coello to the Angels
P Brian Bass and OF Joe Mather to the Phillies
   6. Chicago Joe Posted: January 29, 2013 at 11:14 AM (#4357361)
It is perfectly natural the Indian should go with the Reds.


Nothing like a racist pun.
   7. Dock Ellis Posted: January 29, 2013 at 12:47 PM (#4357459)
Hey, what does it mean when a player signs a minor league deal with a $1.3MM (or whatever) base salary? All of it is guaranteed even if never spends a day in the majors?
   8. JJ1986 Posted: January 29, 2013 at 12:49 PM (#4357463)
P Scott Atchison and P Michael Wuertz to the Mets


Your new 7th and 8th inning setup men.
   9. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 29, 2013 at 01:12 PM (#4357487)

Hey, what does it mean when a player signs a minor league deal with a $1.3MM (or whatever) base salary? All of it is guaranteed even if never spends a day in the majors?


If he makes the big league club, he earns $1.3 million (or the pro-rated version if he gets called up later in the year or whatever). Lots of vets sign "split contracts" that pay them one rate if they are a minor leaguer, but another rate if they are a big leaguer.
   10. Der-K: downgraded to lurker Posted: January 29, 2013 at 01:36 PM (#4357509)
Agreed, Retro. I think what you're seeing, Dock, is sloppy reporting/wording.
   11. Dock Ellis Posted: January 29, 2013 at 01:44 PM (#4357519)
Got it. Thanks guys.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Randy Jones
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP 2018 June 11: Sports, politics conflicted 50 years ago with mourning of RFK's death
(1302 - 4:14am, Jun 18)
Last: David Nieporent (now, with children)

NewsblogOT - 2018 NBA Summer Potpourri (finals, draft, free agency, Colangelo dragging)
(1117 - 1:40am, Jun 18)
Last: Athletic Supporter wants to move your money around

NewsblogGrumpy Gossage Napalms His Bridges:BWitz:NYT (reg req.)
(27 - 12:11am, Jun 18)
Last: flournoy

NewsblogOMNICHATTER for the weekend of June 16-17, 2018
(204 - 11:52pm, Jun 17)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

NewsblogOT: Soccer Thread (World Cup)
(428 - 11:33pm, Jun 17)
Last: AuntBea calls himself Sky Panther

NewsblogDodgers' surprise ace makes All-Star case in win over Giants
(51 - 9:57pm, Jun 17)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogEvery MLB Logo Ranked, with Bonus Criticism by a Designer
(81 - 8:37pm, Jun 17)
Last: Jess Franco

NewsblogOT - Catch-All Pop Culture Extravaganza (April - June 2018)
(3673 - 8:31pm, Jun 17)
Last: PreservedFish

NewsblogDrink your Orioles pain away: This Baltimore bar is offering free shots every time Chris Davis gets a hit
(30 - 7:38pm, Jun 17)
Last: Biff, highly-regarded young guy

NewsblogFormer MLB pitcher Kevin Brown reportedly held two mail thieves at gunpoint until police arrived
(142 - 4:24pm, Jun 17)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogRoyals outfielder Jorge Soler has fractured bone in left foot, will undergo CT scan
(4 - 11:39am, Jun 17)
Last: Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network)

NewsblogAngels Place Garrett Richards, Nick Tropeano, Zack Cozart, Jim Johnson On 10-Day DL
(2 - 7:30pm, Jun 16)
Last: McCoy

NewsblogDeadspin: What Do We Think Of This Old Video Of An Umpire Handling An Extremely Pissed Terry Collins?
(27 - 4:23pm, Jun 16)
Last: Hecubot

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 6-13-2018
(25 - 1:38pm, Jun 16)
Last: Tom Nawrocki

Gonfalon CubsClicking
(40 - 1:37pm, Jun 16)
Last: Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington

Page rendered in 0.2591 seconds
46 querie(s) executed