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

Monday, February 24, 2014

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 2-24-2014

Pittsburgh Press, February 24, 1914:

The world touring players, now in London, have come in for considerable panning as a result of their failure to play ball in the rain in Paris. The London papers gave great space to their arrival, but did not take kindly to the remarks of John McGraw that baseball would be a betetr [sic] game than cricket for England if that country wished to take the lead in sports. The Pall Mall Gazette suggested that “Mr. McGraw keep these impertinences to his friends at home.”

Not a great start to McGraw’s trip to Wee Britain, but it could have been worse.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: February 24, 2014 at 08:10 AM | 13 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dugout, history, international, john mcgraw

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: February 24, 2014 at 08:19 AM (#4661344)
   2. Rennie's Tenet Posted: February 24, 2014 at 08:35 AM (#4661349)
A reasonable all time Pirate team would be Wilbur Cooper and eight Wagners.
   3. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: February 24, 2014 at 08:55 AM (#4661357)
Lynn Nelson is one of my favorite obscure, not very good players in baseball history. He was known as "Line Drive Lynn" as much for being a good hitter as he was for giving up tons of hits.

He was Micah Owings with a snappy nickname.
   4. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 24, 2014 at 11:12 AM (#4661412)
Last week I looked at .300 hitters with 0 home runs. This week, its the inverse. There are 8 players who have hit below the Mendoza Line, but managed to smack 20 home runs. All are from the expansion era, only once is pre-1990. Can you name them?

   5. Sweatpants Posted: February 24, 2014 at 11:16 AM (#4661415)
Rob Deer, Dan Uggla, Adam Dunn, Ruben Rivera
   6. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: February 24, 2014 at 11:21 AM (#4661421)
#4--Rob Deer. Carlos Pena. Mark Reynolds. Dan Uggghla. Adam Dunn.
   7. JJ1986 Posted: February 24, 2014 at 11:24 AM (#4661423)
Mark McGwire
   8. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 24, 2014 at 11:27 AM (#4661428)
Didn't expect anyone to get Rivera right away. Nice call.

Correct:
Rob Deer (25 HR .179 in 1991)
Ruben Rivera (23 HR .195 in 1999)
Carlos Pena (28 HR 1.96 in 2010)
Mark Reynolds (32 HR .198 in 2010)
Dan Uggla (22 HR .179 in 2013)

Three more. One of them actually hit exactly .200, so I shouldn't say he hit under the Mendoza Line.

Dunn hit just 11 home runs in his only sub-Mendoza season. He bounced back the next year to smack 41 dingers and hit .204.
   9. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 24, 2014 at 11:27 AM (#4661429)
McGwire is correct (29 HR .187 in 2001).

The last two were a catcher and right fielder.
   10. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: February 24, 2014 at 11:33 AM (#4661435)
Didn't JP Arencibia just do it?

As for the pre-1990 left fielder, how about Pete Inkagvi...Incavilg.....Inkav...... Inky.

   11. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: February 24, 2014 at 11:37 AM (#4661439)
Tony Armas?

   12. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 24, 2014 at 11:39 AM (#4661440)
Arencibia is correct - 21 HR and .194 last year. Why did the Jays get rid of him?

Inky and Armas are incorrect. The last player was before I was born. He was once part of a trade for an eight-time All-Star. He also spent the last six years of his career in Japan.
   13. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 24, 2014 at 01:59 PM (#4661558)
The last player was Willie Kirkland. In 1962, Kirkland hit .200 with 21 home runs for the Indinas. After serving in Korea, he spent 9 years in the big leagues for the Giants, Indians, Orioles, and Senators, hitting 148 homers with a .248 average before spending six years with the Hanshin Tigers. He was once traded with Johnny Antonelli for Harvey Kuenn.

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
BFFB
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP 9 Jan. 2017: What’s next for sports, politics, and TV in 2017?
(1918 - 5:48am, Jan 16)
Last: Theo^J

NewsblogRyan Thibs has his 2017 HOF Tracker Up and Running
(760 - 3:12am, Jan 16)
Last: bachslunch

NewsblogOT - December 2016 NBA thread
(1016 - 2:07am, Jan 16)
Last: maccoach57

NewsblogThe Ballot 7: Larry Walker
(155 - 1:40am, Jan 16)
Last: DanG

NewsblogOT - NFL stretch drive/playoffs (December 2016 - February 2017)
(575 - 12:23am, Jan 16)
Last: Nasty Nate

NewsblogOT: Wrestling Thread November 2014
(1786 - 12:08am, Jan 16)
Last: Chokeland Bill

NewsblogOT: January 2016 Soccer Thread
(73 - 9:06pm, Jan 15)
Last: jmurph

NewsblogSunday Notes: Baseball Scotland, Projections, Posada, more | FanGraphs Baseball
(20 - 7:56pm, Jan 15)
Last: puck

NewsblogMaterials From Jim Bouton’s ‘Ball Four’ Days Going Once, Going Twice ... - The New York Times
(4 - 6:27pm, Jan 15)
Last: Morty Causa

NewsblogWe assigned cooler names to old players to get them into the Hall of Fame
(90 - 5:54pm, Jan 15)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogHall of Fame voting shifts in Jeff Bagwell's favor - Houston Chronicle
(2 - 4:32pm, Jan 15)
Last: Scott Ross

NewsblogThe many reasons why Sandy needs to move Bruce for good of Mets - NY Daily News
(12 - 1:30pm, Jan 15)
Last: Infinite Yost (Voxter)

NewsblogChecking in on Chase Utley’s Hall of Fame chances
(81 - 11:27am, Jan 15)
Last: Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama

Hall of Merit2018 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion
(95 - 9:19am, Jan 15)
Last: bachslunch

NewsblogRangers sign right-hander Tyson Ross | MLB.com
(14 - 2:29am, Jan 15)
Last: Make Meatwad great again

Page rendered in 0.3991 seconds
47 querie(s) executed