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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 2-16-2017

El Paso Herald, February 16, 1917:

BALL PLAYERS TO BE SOLDIERS

American Leaguers Will Be Given Instruction in Handling a Gun This Spring

American league baseball parks during the playing season are to be turned into military training camps and the players are to devote one hour a day to instruction. The league has adopted a resolution which provides that the players shall shoulder rifles as well as baseball bats.

They’re looking at you, Dave Davenport.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: February 16, 2017 at 11:06 AM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dugout, history, world war i

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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: February 16, 2017 at 11:07 AM (#5402841)
Terry Crowley is lucky he's on today's [expletive redacted] Birthday Team!

C: Barry Foote (3.46 WAR)
1B: Terry Crowley (2.35 WAR)
2B: Creepy Crespi (2.58 WAR)
3B: Bill Pecota (9.27 WAR)
SS: Tim Cullen (3.69 WAR)
LF: Jerry Hairston (6.24 WAR)
CF: Eric Byrnes (10.5 WAR)
RF: Bobby Darwin (4.08 WAR)

SP: Ben Sanders (27.65 WAR)
SP: Carl Lundgren (12.78 WAR)
SP: Glenn Abbott (5.67 WAR)
SP: Tommy Milone (4.1 WAR)
SP: Howie Judson (3.05 WAR)
RP: Manny Delcarmen (3.9 WAR)

Settle down, Beavis: Red Cox
Fun name: Ribs Raney
   2. Tom Nawrocki Posted: February 16, 2017 at 11:14 AM (#5402851)
Between Crowley, Hairston and Darwin, the theme for today's team seems to be marginal corner outfielders from the 1970s.
   3. BDC Posted: February 16, 2017 at 11:33 AM (#5402869)
Charlie Root threw a five-hit shutout at the Robins on 8/16/1927, the Cubs beating them 3-0 at Ebbets Field.

The Brooklyn second baseman that day was Chuck Corgan, a 24-year-old three-sport star (football, basketball, baseball) out of the University of Arkansas, who had been coaching at first base for Wilbert Robinson while struggling with injuries. Corgan had less than a year to live. "Cancer developed from an injury received by being struck by a batted ball," his obituary would say in June 1928. (That's medically unlikely, if not impossible, but was a belief of some clinicians in the 20s.)

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