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Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 3-13-2019

Washington Times, March 13, 1919:

Fred Harveycutter, a Washington fan, accompanies the Griffmen to Augusta [for Spring Training]. Fred is a great buttermilk fiend and admits that Augusta provides the best buttermilk in the United States. When not loading up on his favorite article of liquid food, he will advise the athletes at Sally Park.

1919 was truly a different time. This seemed like a typesetter playing a joke on an unwitting public, but I think it’s true. There really was a Fred Harveycutter living in DC around this time. He appears to have had a serious accident in 1916 but recovered well enough to chug buttermilk and watch baseball.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: March 13, 2019 at 09:44 AM | 27 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: March 13, 2019 at 09:46 AM (#5822344)
A heck of a Birthday Team today. Two great Negro Leagues players (Oms and Clarkson), two corner infielders who combine for nearly 120 career WAR, and Johan Santana atop the rotation. The pitching's pretty thin past Johan - number two starter Terry Leach is mostly a reliever who happened to start a couple dozen games - but they've got some pieces to work with.

C: Patsy Gharrity (6.3 WAR)
1B: Will Clark (56.5 WAR)
2B: Luis Aguayo (2.7 WAR)
3B: Home Run Baker (62.8 WAR)
SS: Bus Clarkson (-0.2 WAR)
LF: Mariano Duncan (5.8 WAR)
CF: Alejandro Oms (0 WAR, Negro Leagues/Cuban great)
RF: Mike Aviles (6.0 WAR)

SP: Johan Santana (51.6 WAR)
SP: Terry Leach (9.9 WAR)
SP: Eric Erickson (3.4 WAR)
SP: Charlie Bartson (1.8 WAR)
SP: Ralph Glaze (1.3 WAR)
RP: Scott Sullivan (6.4 WAR)

AAGPBL player/Casey Candaele's mom: Helen Callaghan
Fun names: Bruno Block, Chappie McFarland, Chippy Gaw
Not that one: Joe Walsh
NPB legend: Randy Bass
Owner: C. Arnholt Smith
Umpire: Doug Harvey
   2. Tom Nawrocki Posted: March 13, 2019 at 09:52 AM (#5822347)
Since we haven't had a trivia question in a while: Six men have played in more than 2500 major league games since 1903 without ever appearing in a World Series game. Can you name them?
   3. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: March 13, 2019 at 10:03 AM (#5822353)
I’ll take the easy ones: Banks and Griffey Jr.
   4. Austin Kearns: The Spy Who Shagged Flies Posted: March 13, 2019 at 10:04 AM (#5822354)
Rod Carew
   5. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: March 13, 2019 at 10:08 AM (#5822358)
Billy Williams
   6. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: March 13, 2019 at 10:11 AM (#5822361)
Buddy Bell
   7. Tom Nawrocki Posted: March 13, 2019 at 10:14 AM (#5822363)
Banks (2528 games) and Griffey (2671 games) are correct. Carew, Williams and Bell all pulled up just short of 2500 games.
   8. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: March 13, 2019 at 10:19 AM (#5822365)
Julio Franco? He played in approximately 54,000 career games and I'm not sure he ever appeared in a WS.
   9. Tom Nawrocki Posted: March 13, 2019 at 10:23 AM (#5822367)
Franco is correct! With 2527 games played. The remaining three played in 2831, 2651 and 2627 regular season games.
   10. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: March 13, 2019 at 10:24 AM (#5822369)
Palmeiro
   11. Tom Nawrocki Posted: March 13, 2019 at 10:26 AM (#5822370)
Rafael Palmeiro is the all-time leader in this category, with 2831 games played. Two left.
   12. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: March 13, 2019 at 10:33 AM (#5822372)
Baines?
   13. SoSH U at work Posted: March 13, 2019 at 10:35 AM (#5822373)

Baines?


Wow, he played in a World Series. I didn't recall that.
   14. The Run Fairy Posted: March 13, 2019 at 10:36 AM (#5822374)
Ichiro!
   15. Tom Nawrocki Posted: March 13, 2019 at 10:41 AM (#5822377)
Ichiro is correct, with 2651 games played. One more.
   16. Chris Fluit Posted: March 13, 2019 at 11:38 AM (#5822400)
Delgado

edit: Nope. not enough games
   17. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: March 13, 2019 at 11:39 AM (#5822402)
One more.

Andre Dawson? Expos and pre-Theo Cubs are a good way to not go to the WS.
   18. Tom Nawrocki Posted: March 13, 2019 at 11:51 AM (#5822408)
Dawson is correct!
   19. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: March 13, 2019 at 12:17 PM (#5822420)
Since 1910, there are 2 pitchers with >5000 IP who never appeared in the WS---who they be?
   20. SoSH U at work Posted: March 13, 2019 at 12:22 PM (#5822422)

Did Niekro ever pitch in a WS?
   21. SoSH U at work Posted: March 13, 2019 at 12:24 PM (#5822424)
Niekro's one. How about Gaylord Perry?

   22. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: March 13, 2019 at 12:25 PM (#5822425)
bingo--those are the 2
   23. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: March 13, 2019 at 12:27 PM (#5822426)
I guessed Nolan Ryan, but it turns out he pitched 2.1 innings (and got a save!) in the 1969 Series.
   24. vortex of dissipation Posted: March 13, 2019 at 12:47 PM (#5822435)
Niekro's one. How about Gaylord Perry?


Perry played 22 seasons; his team made the World Series in his rookie year, and then never again. I don't know if he was on the Giants' World Series roster in 1962; he only pitched 13 games and 43 innings, but his innings total was ninth on the team (they only used 12 pitchers all season). They used 21 players in the WS - 14 position players and seven pitchers - so it's certainly possible that he was on the WS roster but not used.

Edit: Looking at Perry's SABR biography, it states that although he did pitch in the Giants/Dodgers NL playoff in 1962, "Gaylord was not eligible to pitch in the ensuing World Series".
   25. KJOK Posted: March 13, 2019 at 12:53 PM (#5822437)
Another Negro Leaguer, Dizzy Dismukes, was probably a better pitcher than Ralph Glaze:

Dizzy Dismukes at seamheads.com
   26. RMc accompanies the Griffmen to Augusta Posted: March 13, 2019 at 07:56 PM (#5822611)
Another Negro Leaguer, Dizzy Dismukes, was probably a better pitcher than Ralph Glaze:

Plus, he was named "Dizzy Dismukes"!
   27. Skigem Posted: March 13, 2019 at 09:33 PM (#5822635)
Fred is a great buttermilk fiend and admits that Augusta provides the best buttermilk in the United States.


Hmmm, I live in Augusta, or disgusta as the case may be, and have never had the buttermilk. I have clearly been missing out

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