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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 2-21-2013

Ogden Evening Standard, February 21, 1913:

Baseball has some funny freaks, but none ever beat the one which a writer recalls happened in a game back in Indiana on May 30, 1890, when the Anderson club got three triples, a double and two singles in one inning and yet they didn’t score.

The article explains how that happened, but can you figure out how that’s possible before clicking the link?

Dan Lee is some pumkins Posted: February 21, 2013 at 07:08 AM | 16 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Dan Lee is some pumkins Posted: February 21, 2013 at 07:13 AM (#4373199)
Today's Birthday Team has been unbelievably, mind-bogglingly bad in the Birthday League, and it's not difficult to see why.

C: Joel Skinner
1B: Oscar Azocar*
2B: Ted Savage*
3B: Joe Foy
SS/Manager: Alan Trammell
LF: Tom Shopay
CF: Franklin Gutierrez
RF: John Titus

SP: Dummy Taylor
SP: Jouett Meekin
SP: Jack Billingham
SP: Fred Newman
SP: Snipe Hansen
RP: Rick Lysander

Memorable, If Brief, Career: Adam Greenberg
Quarterback: Chad Hutchinson

* - Neither Azocar nor Savage is really an infielder, but both made one appearance at the position to which I've assigned them. Oddly enough, no "real" first basemen or second basemen were born on February 21.
   2. Juilin Sandar to Conkling Speedwell (Arjun) Posted: February 21, 2013 at 07:26 AM (#4373201)
(after reading) Man, that is a really cool inning. Great find, Dan.
   3. Walt Davis Posted: February 21, 2013 at 07:33 AM (#4373202)
Today's Birthday Team has been unbelievably, mind-bogglingly bad in the Birthday League, and it's not difficult to see why.

Clearly Trammell needs to be fired. :-)

I kinda got the question although I've got serious doubts that double ever happened.
   4. RMc is a fine piece of cheese Posted: February 21, 2013 at 08:28 AM (#4373206)
All the baserunners were eaten by a grue.
   5. Dag Nabbit is part of the zombie horde Posted: February 21, 2013 at 09:04 AM (#4373209)
   6. Dan Lee is some pumkins Posted: February 21, 2013 at 10:09 AM (#4373242)
I kinda got the question although I've got serious doubts that double ever happened.
Hey, if there can be bunt home runs, anything can happen.
   7. Hello Rusty Kuntz, Goodbye Rusty Cars Posted: February 21, 2013 at 11:49 AM (#4373310)
I guessed that the inning involved Lloyd Moseby running back and forth between first and second.
   8. Moeball Posted: February 21, 2013 at 01:30 PM (#4373384)
I guessed that the inning involved Lloyd Moseby running back and forth between first and second.


I guessed it somehow involved Ruben Rivera running back and forth between first and third, with Felipe Alou in the dugout swearing at him in two languages!
   9. Karl from NY Posted: February 21, 2013 at 03:35 PM (#4373448)
Without reading the link, it's possible like this:
Triple, pickoff
Triple, pickoff
Triple
Double, but the runner on 3rd doesn't advance for whatever reason
Single, and both runners don't advance (bases loaded)
Next batter hits a fair ball that strikes another runner. The runner is out, ending the inning with no score, but the batter receives credit for a hit.
   10. Der-K and the statistical werewolves. Posted: February 21, 2013 at 03:44 PM (#4373460)
Nice job, Karl!
Instead of pickoffs, it's out trying to advance on passed ball, out trying to stretch to an ITP HR.
   11. Dan Lee is some pumkins Posted: February 21, 2013 at 03:44 PM (#4373462)
That's pretty much exactly what (allegedly) happened, Karl.

The runner on third didn't advance on the double because it was a bunt down the third base line with the catcher standing and waiting for it to roll foul. It never did go foul, and the batter just kept running while the catcher stood there.
   12. Dan Lee is some pumkins Posted: February 21, 2013 at 06:43 PM (#4373619)
Birthday League Update:
February 5           92  50  .648 ----  
February 6           90  49  .647   .5        
January 31           87  53  .621  4.0  
February 10          85  54  .612  5.5        
February 17          79  60  .568 11.5  
February 18          78  61  .561 12.5        
February 15          77  63  .550 14.0        
...
February 21          36 103  .259 54.5
News and notes:
* February 10 has won ten ganes in a row to storm back into the race. January 31 has won eight straight, and February 5 and 19 have won 7 and 6 in a row, respectively.
* February 21 is 15-27 in one-run games, 21-76 in games decided by more than a run.
* Babe Ruth (February 6) watch: Leads the league with 147 runs, 55 home runs, 125 RBI, 126 walks, 23 IBB, 124 strikeouts, .803 SLG, .490 OBP, 16.1 RC/27, 395 total bases, 22 wins, .957 winning percentage, 1.57 ERA, 13 complete games, 6.47 H/9, .199 Opp BA, 0.08 HR/9. He's "only" third in batting average, at .362.
* Charlie Jamieson (February 7) extended his hitting streak to 22 games, passing Ruth's 20-game streak as the longest of the season.
* Despite Ruth's heroics, his team actually trails February 5 for first place. The February 5 Pompeiians feature Hank Aaron (.333/.421/.576, 27 HR, 98 RBI), Roberto Alomar (.350/.411/.479, 29 SB), and Roger Peckinpaugh (.301/.364/.410, 28 SB). That's a particularly good defensive middle infield.
* Honus Wagner (February 24) is on pace for ~52 doubles and ~63 stolen bases.
* Billy Hamilton (February 15) is hitting .355/.460/.455 with 61 stolen bases. In any other league, he'd be a clear favorite for MVP. In this league, he's among the favorites for BPNNB (Best Player Not Named Babe).
* Herb Pennock (February 10) has had an excellent under-the-radar season. He's 19-4 with a 2.41 ERA in 246 innings and is the Billy Hamilton of pitchers: Having a great season that ultimately won't win him any awards.
* Nolan Ryan (January 31) has extended his strikeout lead to more than 100 over the second place pitcher, John Patterson (January 30). Ryan has 268, Patterson has 164.

Stats, standings, box scores, and leaderboards here.
   13. Der-K and the statistical werewolves. Posted: February 21, 2013 at 06:57 PM (#4373631)
tall chris young to dc on a minor league deal
   14. Karl from NY Posted: February 21, 2013 at 08:36 PM (#4373665)
Ruth is playing full-time as both a hitter and pitcher? He never did that at the same time in real life.

1917 326 IP, 142 PA
1918 167 IP, 382 PA
1919 133 IP, 543 PA
1920 4 IP, 616 PA

He was a part-time hitter in 1917 and a part-time pitcher in 1918-1919.
   15. Jarrod HypnerotomachiaPoliphili(Teddy F. Ballgame) Posted: February 21, 2013 at 09:48 PM (#4373684)
A pitcher gives up three straight triples and the next two guys try to bunt their way on with two outs? Baseball is a freaky game.
   16. Jose Canusee Posted: February 21, 2013 at 10:28 PM (#4373703)
seems that the "double" is a bunt single and fielder's choice.

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