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

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 2-6-2018

Ogden Standard, February 6, 1918:

[Ketchikan, Alaska] claims a unique baseball diamond. When baseball players of this southern Alaska city schedule games they always take tide conditions into consideration for the park is built on the flats below the city and at high tide the playing ground and lower seats of the grand stand are under water…Long games are often called on account of rising tides.

I imagine they had their own version of the Baltimore chop, hit sharply downward so the ball gets stuck in the mud in front of home plate.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: February 06, 2018 at 11:08 AM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dugout, history

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 06, 2018 at 11:09 AM (#5620268)
Not a ton of depth on today's Birthday Team, but I think they'll be just fine. The center fielder seems pretty good.

C: Smoky Burgess (33.47 WAR)
1B: Dale Long (10.31 WAR)
2B: Frank LaPorte (17.35 WAR)
3B: Pedro Alvarez (5.98 WAR)
SS: Glenn Wright (25.26 WAR)
LF: Chad Allen (-1.64 WAR)
SP/CF: Babe Ruth (183.65 WAR)
RF: Richie Zisk (24.92 WAR)

SP: Bob Wickman (17.2 WAR)
SP: Travis Wood (7.04 WAR)
SP: Mark Hutton (0.95 WAR)
SP: Bobby Mitchell (0.59 WAR)
RP: Bill Dawley (6.16 WAR)

Backup CF: John Potts (0.27 WAR)
Fun name: Pelham Ballenger
   2. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: February 06, 2018 at 11:15 AM (#5620274)
Travis Wood could also probably contribute more than Allen as a LF on his off days.
   3. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: February 06, 2018 at 12:34 PM (#5620344)
Spike Lee is exactly as old as John McGraw was the day he died (22,238 days).

Charlize Theron is exactly as old as George Steinbrenner was the day he bought the New York Yankees (15,524 days).

Anyone who wants to can look up as-old-as items for their own lives here.
   4. GGC Posted: February 06, 2018 at 03:42 PM (#5620582)
Kid Gleason on celluloid John Mahoney died. Because he played Kelsey Grammer's father, I was surprised that he was only 77.
   5. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: February 06, 2018 at 05:47 PM (#5620730)
Aug. 11, 2018: Giants will retire #25.
   6. AndrewJ Posted: February 06, 2018 at 08:49 PM (#5620791)
1) Also on today's Birthday Team:

1930s Cubs broadcaster: Ronald Reagan

2) Until the Bambino got his birth certificate in order to acquire a passport in 1933, he thought he was born on February 7th, 1894. Whom would he have displaced on tomorrow's Birthday Team?

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Chicago Joe
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT: Soccer Thread (The Berhalter Thread?)
(189 - 9:47pm, Dec 14)
Last: AuntBea calls himself Sky Panther

NewsblogPadres get Ian Kinsler to play all over infield - The San Diego Union-Tribune
(3 - 9:38pm, Dec 14)
Last: Jacob

NewsblogHow Harold Baines’ induction could impact current and future Hall candidates – The Athletic
(62 - 8:59pm, Dec 14)
Last: PASTE, Now with Extra Pitch and Extra Stamina

NewsblogOT - Catch-All Pop Culture Extravaganza (December 2018)
(608 - 8:55pm, Dec 14)
Last: Greg K

NewsblogOT - NBA Thread (2018-19 season kickoff edition)
(3662 - 8:53pm, Dec 14)
Last: JC in DC

NewsblogYankees To Sign J.A. Happ
(24 - 8:23pm, Dec 14)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

NewsblogThibs' Hall of Fame Tracker
(482 - 8:04pm, Dec 14)
Last: Eric J can SABER all he wants to

NewsblogWinter Meetings Recap: Bryce Harper Lays Low, MLB Can't Promote and the Rays Make a Splash
(5 - 7:27pm, Dec 14)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogD-Backs believe path to contention doesn’t have to include teardown
(3 - 7:09pm, Dec 14)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogThe Athletic: What It's Like to Cover an Indians Three Team Trade on a Flight with the Front Office and No WIFI
(3 - 7:05pm, Dec 14)
Last: Barry`s_Lazy_Boy

NewsblogUPDATE: WEEI denies it will change Red Sox broadcasts to a talk show format – HardballTalk
(13 - 6:12pm, Dec 14)
Last: DFA

NewsblogBryce Harper: Sweepstakes reach fever pitch in Las Vegas
(9 - 5:53pm, Dec 14)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogJ.T. Realmuto Mets Brodie Van Wagenen | Newsday
(5 - 5:36pm, Dec 14)
Last: Leroy Kincaid

NewsblogMLB rumors: A's haven't called free agent Troy Tulowitzki
(6 - 5:32pm, Dec 14)
Last: Crispix Attacksel Rios

NewsblogFrom a hospital bed in Las Vegas, Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto finalizes a trade for Edwin Encarnacion
(1 - 4:42pm, Dec 14)
Last: Walt Davis

Page rendered in 0.2494 seconds
46 querie(s) executed