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Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 1-9-2018

Washington Evening Star, January 9, 1918:

Barney Dreyfuss, president of the Pittsburgh National League Base Ball Club, announced today that arrangements had been completed whereby Mamaux, Ward and Grimes are to go to the Brooklyn National League club in exchange for Stengel and Cutshaw.

Two of the five players in the trade wound up in the Hall of Fame, though the Old Perfessor got in as a manager.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: January 09, 2018 at 10:11 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: January 09, 2018 at 10:15 AM (#5603255)
A bad Birthday Team today. Otis Nixon, Stan Javier, and Ivan de Jesus are the big bats. Frank Olin is an interesting guy, a far better businessman than a baseball player.

C: Jack Bliss (2.4 WAR)
1B: Stan Javier (25.5 WAR)
2B: Frank Olin (0.58 WAR)
3B: Phil Mankowski (0.94 WAR)
SS: Ivan de Jesus (10.9 WAR)
LF: Brandon Boggs (0.15 WAR)
CF: Otis Nixon (16.67 WAR)
RF: Joe Wallis (-0.95 WAR)

SP: Ralph Terry (12 WAR)
SP: Harley Payne (4.4 WAR)
SP: Dave Keefe (2.69 WAR)
SP: Tony Pena (2.09 WAR)
SP: Tom Kramer (1.32 WAR)
RP: Kiko Calero (6.33 WAR)
RP: T.J. Mathews (4.96 WAR)
RP: Jay Powell (3.09 WAR)

Owner: Bill Devery
Umpires: John Kibler, Al Clark
Broadcaster: Dick Enberg
Point guard/minor league 2B: Muggsy Bogues
-5.52 career WAR in 152 games: Pat Rockett (-5.52 WAR)
No relation to Bob Dobalina: Bob Duliba
   2. vortex of dissipation Posted: January 09, 2018 at 03:34 PM (#5603537)
One other birthday player/manager that serves mention is Japanese Hall of Famer catcher and manager Masaaki Mori. Mori caught for the Yomiuri Giants for 20 seasons, from 1955 to 1974. Although not a good hitter, (lifetime .236/.283/.318), he was an eleven-time All-Star, and selected to eight Best Nine teams. After his playing career, he was a very successful manager and coach.

Mori's teams won 27 pennants and 21 Japan Series. He won 16 pennants as a player with the Giants, winning 12 Japan Series. He won 3 pennants and 3 Japan Series as a coach with the Swallows and Lions from 1978 to 1984. Hired as Seibu manager in 1986, he won 8 pennants and 6 Japan Series in nine years. He returned in 2001 to manage the BayStars for two years, but failed to add to his pennant record.
   3. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: January 09, 2018 at 03:54 PM (#5603558)
Memento Mori, indeed!

Thanks, vortex. I appreciate learning about NPB stars I know very little about.
   4. vortex of dissipation Posted: January 09, 2018 at 07:07 PM (#5603721)
Thanks, vortex. I appreciate learning about NPB stars I know very little about.

You're very welcome. Thank you for putting together the birthday teams. I learn something from each of them.
   5. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: January 09, 2018 at 08:16 PM (#5603746)
Point guard/minor league 2B: Muggsy Bogues

How did I ever miss this? I'm guessing it was a stunt.
   6. AndrewJ Posted: January 09, 2018 at 08:21 PM (#5603748)
Much as JFK and the 1960s third baseman John Kennedy shared a birthday, Otis Nixon shares January 9th with his presidential namesake, who in the mid-1960s was mooted as a possible successor to Commissioner Ford Frick.
   7. vortex of dissipation Posted: January 09, 2018 at 08:25 PM (#5603752)
How did I ever miss this? I'm guessing it was a stunt.

Yep. The guy that owned the Charlotte Hornets also owned a Class A baseball team, Gastonia in the South Atlantic League, and wanted to boost the gate one night. Dell Curry, Stephen's father, was the starting pitcher. He actually could pitch; he was drafted as a pitcher by both the Rangers and the Orioles. Curry went three innings, giving up three hits, one run, one walk, and struck out four. He took the loss. Muggsy struck out in both of his at bats, and didn't have a chance in the field.

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