Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

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

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

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

Milwaukee Journal, January 4, 1912:

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
  Tags: books, dugout, 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 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 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.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.



<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF


Thanks to
The Piehole of David Wells
for his generous support.


You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

(161 - 7:44pm, Oct 08)
Last: Lassus

NewsblogOTP October 2015 II: Religion, Politics, Baseball - America's Favorite Pastimes Come Under the Microscope in Shaking the Tree's Gorgeous PASSION PLAY PART III
(447 - 7:42pm, Oct 08)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogTheo Epstein rewards baseball department for job well done - Chicago Tribune
(31 - 7:39pm, Oct 08)
Last: Spahn Insane is enjoying a peaty potation

NewsblogAngell: The Yankees Bow Out of the Playoffs
(34 - 7:12pm, Oct 08)
Last: Gonfalon Bubble

NewsblogThe Cubs Might Have Screwed Themselves By Screwing Kris Bryant
(87 - 7:06pm, Oct 08)
Last: Srul Itza

NewsblogSteven Matz, Marcus Stroman met in high school |
(5 - 6:58pm, Oct 08)
Last: JE (Jason)

NewsblogOT: NBA Pre-Season Thread
(204 - 6:18pm, Oct 08)
Last: i'm only STEAGLES when it's complicated

NewsblogI Love Wrigley Field, But as a Wheelchair User, I Sure Wish It Was Easier to Navigate
(31 - 6:18pm, Oct 08)
Last: villageidiom

NewsblogCubs will challenge John Lackey in NLDS |
(30 - 6:16pm, Oct 08)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 10-8-2015
(8 - 6:11pm, Oct 08)
Last: Dag Nabbit at

NewsblogOT Gaming: October 2015
(39 - 5:26pm, Oct 08)
Last: DJS From Suplex City!

NewsblogCubs take the Joe Maddon way to National League Division Series - Chicago Tribune
(74 - 5:08pm, Oct 08)
Last: Moses Taylor

NewsblogRed Sox hope Brian Bannister can help identify overlooked pitching stars of the future - Sports - - Providence, RI
(3 - 5:05pm, Oct 08)
Last: stevegamer

NewsblogHow the Mets plan to attack Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke | New York Post
(29 - 4:59pm, Oct 08)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogOT: Soccer October 2015
(134 - 4:45pm, Oct 08)
Last: Shooty Did Not Have Relations With That Pig

Page rendered in 0.2024 seconds
47 querie(s) executed