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Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 1-4-2012

Milwaukee Journal, January 4, 1912:

HISTORICAL POINTS OF 1911.
Indiana didn’t secede from the Union.
Kaiser Wilhelm was not seen on the vaudeville circuit.
Vienna was refused admittance to the Tri-State league.
Shibe Park was not converted into a moving picture show.
Connie Mack did not unconditionally release Eddie Collins.
...
Count Leo Tolstoy neglected to write a musical comedy.

...and it’s a damn shame he didn’t.  I’d pay big bucks to see the singing, dancing grand finale of War and Peace: The Musical when [WAR AND PEACE SPOILER ALERT!] Princess Helene overdoses on abortion medication and dies.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: January 04, 2012 at 04:59 AM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: January 04, 2012 at 05:01 AM (#4028437)
As many managers as legitimate starting pitchers on today's Birthday Team:

C: Herman Franks
1B: Joe Mack
2B: Tito Fuentes
3B: Al Bridwell
SS: Tommy Corcoran
LF: Alex Metzler
CF: Daryl Boston
RF: George Selkirk

SP: Ted Lilly
SP: Jay Tibbs
SP: Bob Spade
SP: Ken Reynolds
SP: 1950s Tom Gorman
RP: Don McMahon

College of Coaches: Ossie Vitt, Franks, Charlie Manuel
Fun name: Klondike Smith
Story that makes me really sad: Kevin Wickander
   2. Hack Wilson Posted: January 04, 2012 at 08:23 AM (#4028453)
Kaiser Wilhelm was not seen on the vaudeville circuit.


Although I'm not sure it was 1911, but I'm pretty sure Kaiser Wilhelm was seen on the vaudeville circuit when he was a member of the Boston Beaneaters.
   3. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: January 04, 2012 at 12:17 PM (#4028657)
Up at THT today, in honor of his recent official retirement: Melvin Mora career highlights. Fun fact: he was the guy on deck when Robin Ventura hit that walk-off grand slam single in the 1999 NLCS.

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