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 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
  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 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.

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
Harveys Wallbangers
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogScott Boras says Jake Arrieta still elite pitcher even though velocity has dropped
(19 - 3:10am, May 29)
Last: Meatwad

NewsblogOTP 22 May 2017: George W. Bush photobombs a sports reporter
(1706 - 2:53am, May 29)
Last: Hysterical & Useless

NewsblogFormer Senator, baseball Hall of Famer Jim Bunning has died
(71 - 2:22am, May 29)
Last: Hysterical & Useless

NewsblogMike Trout sprains thumb in Angels’ loss to Marlins
(15 - 2:06am, May 29)
Last: Hysterical & Useless

NewsblogYankees ticket sales plunge; New York has lost $166 million since 2009 | SI.com
(22 - 1:35am, May 29)
Last: base ball chick

NewsblogHomer Simpson inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame
(30 - 1:25am, May 29)
Last: Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant

NewsblogOT - March 2017 NBA thread
(4416 - 12:51am, May 29)
Last: maccoach57

NewsblogBrian Kenny on Twitter: "Regarding the Andrew McCutchen comeback: An absence of good news.
(21 - 10:50pm, May 28)
Last: Rennie's Tenet

NewsblogTerry Collins deserves more time with Mets, but will he get it? - NY Daily News
(7 - 10:26pm, May 28)
Last: Cargo Cultist

NewsblogOT: March-April 2017 Soccer Thread
(557 - 9:50pm, May 28)
Last: Pirate Joe

NewsblogPhillies' Bowa, Hernandez form bond that crosses generational and cultural lines
(4 - 9:35pm, May 28)
Last: SoSHially Unacceptable

NewsblogA lie told often enough becomes OMNICHATTER, for May 28, 2017
(54 - 8:49pm, May 28)
Last: AT-AT at bat@AT&T

NewsblogA look at what all 30 teams can do with MLB's free agent mega-class of 2018-19
(66 - 4:59pm, May 28)
Last: cercopithecus aethiops

NewsblogWell said: Orioles are 'swinging at a lot of pitches we probably can’t do much with' - Baltimore Sun
(1 - 3:10pm, May 28)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

NewsblogStephen Strasburg sets career high with 15 K's | MLB.com
(5 - 3:10pm, May 28)
Last: cercopithecus aethiops

Page rendered in 0.2792 seconds
47 querie(s) executed