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Monday, March 11, 2013

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 3-11-2013

Immediately above the linked article in the Pittsburgh Gazette Times, March 11, 1913:

Claiming his players lost the Michigan intercollegiate Athletic Association Baseball championship last year because they “shied” at pitched balls, Coach Mather of Kalamazoo College tonight, announced he will introduce a “shackle” batting cage for practice this spring. The coach says each batter will have his inside foot chained to a stake, thus forcing him to stand up to the plate and face the pitcher.

Dave Gallagher, eat your heart out.

Dan Lee prefers good shortstops to great paintings Posted: March 11, 2013 at 06:57 AM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Dan Lee prefers good shortstops to great paintings Posted: March 11, 2013 at 06:59 AM (#4386062)
A ho-hum pitching staff on today's Birthday Team. They may not win any awards for beauty; when they win, they'll be winning Uggla.

C: Ed Fernandes
1B: Herm McFarland
2B: Dan Uggla
3B: Chris Burke
SS: Del Young
LF: Phil Bradley
CF: Cesar Geronimo
RF: Bobby Abreu

SP: Dock Ellis
SP: Salomon Torres
SP: Rich Hill
SP: Cy Swaim
SP: Fred Link
RP: Steve Reed

Manager/Fun Name: Bobby Winkles
Other Fun Names: Harry Colliflower, Gar Finnvold
Drafted immediately before Dwight Gooden and the first MLB player born in Spain: Bryan Oelkers
   2. Hello Rusty Kuntz, Goodbye Rusty Cars Posted: March 11, 2013 at 12:05 PM (#4386259)
Al Cabrera was born in Canary Islands, Spain. He had the same number of nicknames as MLB plate appearances.
   3. Dan Lee prefers good shortstops to great paintings Posted: March 11, 2013 at 12:10 PM (#4386262)
That's what I get for believing his bb-ref Bullpen page, which I'm about to change.
   4. Mike Emeigh Posted: March 11, 2013 at 12:16 PM (#4386267)
Fun fact of the day:

Most runs scored, by inning, where the team scored no other runs in the game.
Inning     Runs     Date          Team     Opp    At     Result
1          11       7/6/1954      CLE      BAL    CLE    W 11-3
2          13       9/20/1972     ATL      HOU    ATL    W 13-6
3          11       6/3/1933      PHA      NYA    NYA    L 11-17
           11       8/6/1941      DET      CLE    CLE    W 11-2
           11       9/6/2002      SLN      CHN    SLN    W 11-2
           11       7/3/2010      NYA      TOR    NYA    W 11-3
4          13       4/13/2003     PHI      CIN    CIN    W 13-1
5          11       9/2/1959 (2)  CHA      DET    CHA    W 11-4
           11       9/17/2007     CHA      KCA    KCA    W 11-3
6          11       9/7/1942 (1)  PIT      SLN    PIT    W 11-6
7          12       7/21/2012     SLN      CHN    SLN    W 12-0
8          11       8/2/1995      SDN      SFN    SDN    W 11-3
9          10       9/26/1912 (1) CIN      CHN    CHN    L 10-11
           10       8/15/1962 (1) CHA      CLE    CLE    W 10-2
           10       9/17/2005     PHI      FLO    FLO    W 10-2
extra (13) 10       5/15/1919     CIN      BRO    BRO    W 10-0


Too bad the 9/26/1912 game doesn't have a released box score on Retrosheet. In that one the Cubs led 9-0 after eight, the Reds took the lead with their 10-spot and then gave up 2 in the bottom of the ninth to lose.

In the 6/3/1933 game the A's trailed 3-0 after 2, scored 11 in the 3rd, and then saw the Yankees come back with 10 in the fifth to take a 14-11 lead. That is the only game in the released Retrosheet game logs where both teams had an inning in which they scored 10 or more runs.

In the 5/15/1919 game, both starting pitchers (Al Mamaux and Hod Eller) went the distance. Nine of the 10 runs scored off Mamaux in the 13th were unearned. Mamaux allowed 13 hits and walked 10; he also had three errors made behind him. I would love to see a PBP for that game; the Reds had to have run into some outs on the bases.

-- MWE
   5. Perry Posted: March 11, 2013 at 02:40 PM (#4386402)
Don't have time to look it up, but I attended a game at Crosley Field, probably 1967 plus or minus 1, where the Cardinals trailed the Reds 8-0, scored 10 in the 5th, and won 10-8. Doubleheader, I believe game 1. The line score looked really cool and symmetric.
   6. Hello Rusty Kuntz, Goodbye Rusty Cars Posted: March 11, 2013 at 02:49 PM (#4386409)
Don't have time to look it up, but I attended a game at Crosley Field, probably 1967 plus or minus 1, where the Cardinals trailed the Reds 8-0, scored 10 in the 5th, and won 10-8. Doubleheader, I believe game 1. The line score looked really cool and symmetric.


Here you go.

The Reds knocked out Steve Carlton in the fourth. Hal Gilson got one out and then Ron Willis threw five shutout innings.
   7. Hello Rusty Kuntz, Goodbye Rusty Cars Posted: March 11, 2013 at 03:21 PM (#4386431)
That was game one of a doubleheader. Willis got five outs in the eighth and ninth of the second game, and then Carlton came in and was the losing pitcher in the 12th.
   8. Misirlou is on hiding to nowhere Posted: March 11, 2013 at 03:31 PM (#4386445)
Most runs scored, by inning, where the team scored no other runs in the game.


It doesn't make the list, but the 1929 WS game 4 the A's, trailing 8-0 in the 7th, score 10 to win 10-8.
   9. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: March 11, 2013 at 03:43 PM (#4386464)
Don't have time to look it up, but I attended a game at Crosley Field, probably 1967 plus or minus 1, where the Cardinals trailed the Reds 8-0, scored 10 in the 5th, and won 10-8. Doubleheader, I believe game 1. The line score looked really cool and symmetric.

Hey, my best friend from early grade school would have been the Red's cluhouse boy! Unfortunately, I had moved to Philly after '61 or maybe I would have worked with him.
   10. Perry Posted: March 11, 2013 at 04:20 PM (#4386496)
That was game one of a doubleheader. Willis got five outs in the eighth and ninth of the second game, and then Carlton came in and was the losing pitcher in the 12th.


Thanks for finding that! More pitcher weirdness that day: Billy McCool, who made only 20 starts in 292 career appearances, started game 2. Milt Pappas, with 465 career starts and only 55 relief appearances (including 30 starts that year), not only relieved in both games but had a 6-inning stint in game 2. He was traded to Atlanta 2 days later, ending a pretty unhappy time in Cincinnati after being traded for Frank Robinson. And Gerry Arrigo, who started game 1 and was knocked out in the 5th after being staked to an 8-0 lead, relieved in the nightcap.

What a strange day, no doubt unappreciated by 13-year-old me at the time -- that was probably only the 4th or 5th major league game I'd ever attended.
   11. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: March 11, 2013 at 06:40 PM (#4386577)
Allegedly the Phils are seriously considering keeping Yuni Betancourt on the roster, excited by his .360 BA this spring. Please, please, go 0-6, Yuni, so the BA drops below .300.

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