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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 3-19-2013

Toledo News-Bee, March 19, 1913:

The White Sox nosed out the Portland coast leaguers, 5 to 4, at Visalia, yesterday. Ed Walsh had been billed to pitch and when he failed to take the slab the county sheriff ordered him to get busy on the “no show, no pay” argument. Walsh twirled the last inning.

It would have been pretty terrible if Walsh’s arm had gone sproing as a result of being ordered to pitch.

Dan Lee prefers good shortstops to great paintings Posted: March 19, 2013 at 08:07 AM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dugout, ed walsh, history

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   1. Dan Lee prefers good shortstops to great paintings Posted: March 19, 2013 at 08:11 AM (#4391008)
There's some disagreement about Joe McGinnity's birthdate, and today's Birthday Team gets the short end of the Iron Man stick. I generally go with the date listed at BBRef, unless I have a good reason not to.

C: Jason LaRue
1B: Tim Corcoran
2B: Matt Downs
3B: Clyde Engle
SS: Bill Wambsganss
LF: Gee Walker
CF: Richie Ashburn
RF: Ivan Calderon

SP: Clayton Kershaw
SP: Mike Norris
SP: Rocky Coppinger
SP: Roy Evans
SP: Tex Covington
RP: Rube Schauer

General Manager: Tim Purpura
   2. Rants Mulliniks Posted: March 19, 2013 at 12:24 PM (#4391276)
   3. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 19, 2013 at 01:23 PM (#4391368)
That is awesome. You must click that link.
   4. Dan Lee prefers good shortstops to great paintings Posted: March 19, 2013 at 02:23 PM (#4391489)
I'm building the Birthday Rosters for April and just learned that Greg Maddux and Steve Avery share a birthday. They've gotta be at or near the top of the list of aggregate WAR for teammates who share a birthday, no?

I mean, like, apart from Babe Ruth and the secret conjoined twin he kept hidden under his uniform.
   5. Der-K: Hipster doofus Posted: March 19, 2013 at 02:57 PM (#4391571)
Beats Jose and Ozzie Canseco.

BA has a nice article on minor league park factors ($).
   6. esseff Posted: March 19, 2013 at 02:58 PM (#4391573)
They've gotta be at or near the top of the list of aggregate WAR for teammates who share a birthday, no?


Interesting, because I think of Avery as someone who didn't fulfill the promise. EDIT: I was thinking career; you probably meant single season.
   7. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 19, 2013 at 04:21 PM (#4391694)
Cards release IF Ronny Cedeno
   8. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: March 19, 2013 at 05:27 PM (#4391777)
I'm building the Birthday Rosters for April and just learned that Greg Maddux and Steve Avery share a birthday. They've gotta be at or near the top of the list of aggregate WAR for teammates who share a birthday, no?


They had a pretty good teammate who also shared that birthday, and the same year as Maddux. The other guy had more WAR than Avery each of the four years the three of them were teammates, and six of the seven years he was teammates with Avery.
   9. Dan Lee prefers good shortstops to great paintings Posted: March 19, 2013 at 07:24 PM (#4391880)
Birthday League update:
March 2              74  44  .627 ---- 
March 5              73  48  .603  2.5
March 14             68  50  .576  6.0  
March 9              66  52  .559  8.0        
March 24             64  51  .557  8.5
News and notes:
* Garry Templeton (March 24) leads the league with a .353 batting average and 40 doubles.
* Sam Thompson (March 5) is tied with Templeton atop the doubles leaderboard.
* Willie Stargell (March 6) leads the league in home runs. Pops has popped 32 dingers. Harold Baines (March 15) and Pat Seerey (March 17) have 22 home runs each.
* Stargell also leads the league in RBI (90), SLG (.631), RC/27 (9.9) and total bases (274).
* Jim Rice (March 8) has no intentional walks. Apparently TEH FEAR didn't follow him over into the Birthday League.
* Moose McCormick (February 28) leads the league with 86 runs scored. He's eighth in the league with a .336 batting average.
* Stolen base leaderboard: Willie Keeler (March 3) 58, John Cangelosi (March 10) 51, Clyde Milan (March 25) 51.
* March 7 shortstop The Other Keith Miller has committed 55 errors in 112 games at short.
* Mort Cooper (March 2) leads the league with 16 wins. Kevin Brown (March 14) has 15 wins.
* League ERA leaderboard: Tim Lollar (March 17) 1.88, Terry Leach (March 13) 1.92, Glenn Liebhardt (March 10) 2.09, Pete Alexander (February 26) 2.25.
* Neal Heaton (March 3) leads the league in games started, runs allowed, and earned runs allowed. He's second in hits allowed and tied for fifth in losses.
* K/9 Leaderboard: Dazzy Vance (March 4) 9.68, J.R. Richard (March 7) 9.24, Lefty Grove (March 6) 8.88, Mel Queen (March 4) 8.70, Rich Hill (March 11) 8.27.
* There have been three no-hitters: Fred Johnson (March 10) on April 18, Jesse Litsch (March 9) on April 24, and Glenn Liebhardt (March 10) on July 26. Johnson and Liebhardt, obviously, are teammates. The weird thing about Johnson's no-hitter is that overall, he's 3-15, 5.32 ERA, 10.3 H/9 this year.

Stats, standings, box scored, and leaderboards here.
   10. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: March 19, 2013 at 09:06 PM (#4391993)
Out of 34 people on the A's active roster, the only ones who played for the A's in 2010 are Josh Donaldson, Drederic Barton, Coco Crisp, Adam Rosales and Eric Sogard (at least one of whom are going to be sent down soon), and two pitchers, Jerry Blevins and Brett "Disabled List" Anderson.

And only 10 of them played for the A's in 2011! The above, plus Sizemore, Weeks, and Balfour.

In fact, if you extend that to the 43 people on the 40-man roster, 11 of them played for the A's in 2011. The above, plus Michael Taylor. Among the pitchers, Bailey, Billings, Braden, Breslow, Cahill, Carignan, Cramer, De Los Santos, Devine, Fuentes, Godfrey, Gonzalez, Harden, Magnuson, McCarthy, Moscoso, Norberto, Outman, Purcey, Ross, Wagner, Wuertz, and Ziegler have gone elsewhere in the ensuring year and a half. Anderson, Balfour and Blevins remain.
   11. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 19, 2013 at 10:07 PM (#4392076)

Out of 34 people on the A's active roster, the only ones who played for the A's in 2010 are Josh Donaldson, Drederic Barton, Coco Crisp, Adam Rosales and Eric Sogard (at least one of whom are going to be sent down soon), and two pitchers, Jerry Blevins and Brett "Disabled List" Anderson.


Has Dallas Braden retired? I didn't see him get picked up anywhere. You'd think someone would take a minor league flyer on him unless his arm fell off.

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