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

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 1-30-2013

Tacoma Times, January 30, 1913:

Fielder Jones is considered the wealthiest ex-ball player living. He made a fortune in baseball because Charley Comiskey believes in paying men who deliver the goods, and Jones invested wisely, so that he was able to refuse an offer of $15,000 a year to manage a major league club. He’d have taken the offer if the owner had agreed to sell him a large block of the club stock.

Whoa, whoa, whoa. Stop the clock. “Charley Comiskey believes in paying men who deliver the goods”? This is a guy who was so cheap, he wouldn’t even pay for his team’s uniforms to be cleaned.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: January 30, 2013 at 06:23 AM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: charles comiskey, dugout, fielder jones, history

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 30, 2013 at 06:28 AM (#4358040)
A versatile Birthday Team. The left fielder can pitch and the ace pitcher can play left field.

C: Bob Henley
1B: Walt Dropo
2B/Manager: Davey Johnson
3B: Jorge Cantu
SS: Charlie Neal
LF/RP: General Stafford
CF: Vin Campbell
RF: Jeremy Hermida

SP/LF: Tony Mullane
SP: Brooks Lawrence
SP: Mickey Harris
SP: John Patterson
SP: Doc Watson
RP: Joe Kerrigan

Defensive Replacement: Sandy Amoros
Designated Runner: Matt Alexander
Legendary Primate: John Brattain

Best regards,
Dan
   2. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: January 30, 2013 at 07:50 AM (#4358053)
Legendary Primate: John Brattain

Bruce Markusen, too. Same year and everything.

And, as noted at THT, Davey Johnson's b-day today makes him 70 years old. That makes him one of the oldest managers in baseball history. Enjoy 'im while we still got 'im, people.
   3. Cblau Posted: January 30, 2013 at 11:30 AM (#4358197)
Charley Comiskey believes in paying men who deliver the goods

Exactly. Which is why, even coming off a disappointing season, the 1919 White Sox had the second highest payroll in the majors.
   4. Gch exhales the vast drunken folly of Epicurus Posted: January 30, 2013 at 01:40 PM (#4358336)
Exactly. Which is why, even coming off a disappointing season, the 1919 White Sox had the second highest payroll in the majors.


Yesterday when I was voting in the SABR Analytic Research Awards, one of the nominees was Bob Hoie's piece "1919 Baseball Salaries and the Mythically Underpaid Chicago White Sox" (link It's a PDF, the password (provided by Baseball Prospectus) is McFarland)

It was interesting to read various versions of the "poor White Sox, Comiskey never paid them what they were worth" go up against the Hall of Fame's salary data.
   5. esseff Posted: January 30, 2013 at 01:46 PM (#4358347)
With a veteran club, both things can be true.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Infinite Yost (Voxter)
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogFormer Senator, baseball Hall of Famer Jim Bunning has died
(33 - 7:54am, May 28)
Last: Jesus Frankenstein

NewsblogOTP 22 May 2017: George W. Bush photobombs a sports reporter
(1585 - 6:38am, May 28)
Last: Jesus Frankenstein

NewsblogBrian Kenny on Twitter: "Regarding the Andrew McCutchen comeback: An absence of good news.
(11 - 1:23am, May 28)
Last: DFA

NewsblogYou're a disease, and OMNICHATTER is the cure, for May 27, 2017
(48 - 12:29am, May 28)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogOT - March 2017 NBA thread
(4394 - 11:49pm, May 27)
Last: STIGGLES don't want to talk about cracker barrel

NewsblogJeter-Bush Have Cash-Raising Woes for Marlins Bid, Giving Romney Leg Up
(12 - 10:38pm, May 27)
Last: TVerik, who wonders what the hell is "Ansky"

Sox TherapyWitty Minor League Thread Title Here
(24 - 9:57pm, May 27)
Last: Jose is El Absurd Pollo

NewsblogA look at what all 30 teams can do with MLB's free agent mega-class of 2018-19
(53 - 9:29pm, May 27)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogYankees ticket sales plunge; New York has lost $166 million since 2009 | SI.com
(20 - 8:47pm, May 27)
Last: PreservedFish

NewsblogHollywood casts the Chicago Cubs - Chicago Cubs Blog- ESPN
(6 - 2:54pm, May 27)
Last: Man o' Schwar

NewsblogOT: March-April 2017 Soccer Thread
(554 - 2:32pm, May 27)
Last: Mefisto

NewsblogFiveThirtyEight: Pitchers Are Slowing Down To Speed Up
(29 - 12:53pm, May 27)
Last: PreservedFish

NewsblogClayton Kershaw dominant, lowers career WHIP under 1
(10 - 12:35pm, May 27)
Last: 6 - 4 - 3

NewsblogHeyman: Twins expected to pass on Hunter Greene
(22 - 9:59am, May 27)
Last: Bug Selig

NewsblogWhere Did the Great Hollywood Baseball Movie Go?
(138 - 7:52am, May 27)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

Page rendered in 0.2210 seconds
47 querie(s) executed