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Friday, January 04, 2013

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 1-4-2013

Tacoma Times, January 4, 1913:

Amos Russie [sic], one time world famous baseball pitcher for the New York Giants, is in the county jail today on the charge of threatening to kill his wife, who is paralyzed in the lower limbs.

Russie is said to have driven his wife and little daughter out of their home Thursday evening. He was arrested after threatening to kill his wife, daughter and a relative named Mrs. Cuts. Russie works for the Seattle Gas company.

Well, that’s not good.

Dan Lee prefers good shortstops to great paintings Posted: January 04, 2013 at 07:13 AM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: amos rusie, dugout, history

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   1. Dan Lee prefers good shortstops to great paintings Posted: January 04, 2013 at 07:19 AM (#4338742)
Managers galore on the Birthday Team today.

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: 1950s Tom Gorman
SP: Paul Gibson
RP: Don McMahon

College of Coaches: Ossie Vitt, Franks, Charlie Manuel
Fun name: Klondike Smith
   2. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: January 04, 2013 at 08:30 AM (#4338747)
Most people don't know this, but the Rusie incident described above was actually in the inspiration for Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

(Note: Most people don't know this because it is not, in fact, true.)
   3. Rants Mulliniks Posted: January 04, 2013 at 08:42 AM (#4338751)
Well this is true, and odd. Tito Fuentes set a career high in with triples in his 12th ML season, as a 33 year old. That has to be a record. It would be like Matt Holliday hitting 10 triples this year.
   4. Dan Lee prefers good shortstops to great paintings Posted: January 04, 2013 at 09:27 AM (#4338764)
Birthday League update:

The top of the standings:
January 23          20  10  .667 ---- 
January 14          21  12  .636  1.5 
January 5           20  13  .606  2.5 
January 28          20  13  .606  2.5
* There's a six-way tie for the home run lead: George Selkirk (January 4), Jason Giambi (January 8), Mike Marshall (January 12), Jim Lindeman (January 10), Tony Solaita (January 15), and Paul Ratliff (January 23) all have seven dingers.

* Rip Radcliff (January 19) leads the league with a .389 batting average. Bob Nieman (January 26) is second, at .385. Selkirk, Johnny Mize (January 7), and Elmer Flick (January 11) are all hitting above .360.

* Otis Nixon (January 9) leads the league with 45 hits and 30 stolen bases in 32 games.

* The cream is rising to the top on the RC/27 leaderboard: Mize, Brady Anderson (January 18), Dave Marshall (January 14), Selkirk, Brian Giles (January 20), Flick, Nieman, Giambi.

* Selkirk leads the league with 78 total bases. Giambi, in second place, has 68.

* Mark Littell (January 17) leads the league in walks allowed, strikeouts, and wild pitches.

Stats, standings, leaders, and box scores here.
   5. RMc's desperate, often sordid world Posted: January 04, 2013 at 09:47 AM (#4338771)
Have we figured out what happens with February 29th? (My idea: a draft among the other February teams.)
   6. WahooSam Posted: January 04, 2013 at 10:49 AM (#4338812)
Well this is true, and odd. Tito Fuentes set a career high in with triples in his 12th ML season, as a 33 year old. That has to be a record. It would be like Matt Holliday hitting 10 triples this year.


I'm guessing park effect
   7. esseff Posted: January 04, 2013 at 01:07 PM (#4338967)
RP: Don McMahon


Died (fatally stricken anyway) while throwing BP.
   8. Walt Davis Posted: January 05, 2013 at 12:47 AM (#4339463)
(My idea: a draft among the other February teams.)

But Feb 29 is "stealing" from March 1 so March should get the extras.

The "fairest" thing is probably to drop them altogether.
   9. Robert in Manhattan Beach Posted: January 05, 2013 at 01:26 AM (#4339484)
A 28 team league that is setup with three divisions of 10, 9 and 9 teams? That's odd.

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