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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 3-19-2019

Memphis News Scimitar, March 19, 1919:

Charles W. Murphy, former president of the Chicago club of the National league, who recently purchased five shares of stock in the organization, has filed a petition in the circuit court for a writ of mandamus to compel officials of the club to allow him to examine its books and records.

The action is directed against Fred L. Mitchell, president, and John O. Seyes, secretary, who, Murphy alleges, refused his request that he and his attorney be permitted to examine the club’s records.

Seems like a reasonable enough request, but makes me wonder what in the world he was doing buying a chunk of a business without seeing the books first.

Speaking of reasonable requests, Babe Ruth’s holdout continues. He’s asking for $10,000, which is half of Ty Cobb’s salary. Boston owner Harry Frazee has no interest in paying Ruth that kind of money.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: March 19, 2019 at 09:42 AM | 13 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: March 19, 2019 at 09:44 AM (#5823653)
A good outfield on today's Birthday Team today.

The ace pitcher is excellent too. In his 20s, Clayton Kershaw racked up more WAR than these pitchers over their entire careers: Whitey Ford, Dave Stieb, Urban Shocker, Dazzy Vance, Orel Hershiser, Jim Bunning, Stan Coveleski, and Rube Waddell. That's...pretty good.

C: David Ross (10.2 WAR)
1B: Tim Corcoran (1.0 WAR)
2B: Matt Downs (0.5 WAR)
3B: Clyde Engle (8.8 WAR)
SS: Bill Wambsganss (3.7 WAR)
LF: Gee Walker (17.7 WAR)
CF: Richie Ashburn (63.9 WAR)
RF: Ivan Calderon (11.9 WAR)

SP: Clayton Kershaw (64.6 WAR)
SP: Mike Norris (8.2 WAR)
SP: Tex Covington (1.5 WAR)
SP: Rocky Coppinger (1.2 WAR)
SP: Roy Evans (1.0 WAR)
RP: Rube Schauer (-2.5 WAR)

Backup C: Jason LaRue (8.8 WAR)
Fun names: Skyrocket Smith, Red Torkelson
General Manager: Tim Purpura
Man of mystery: Billy Maharg
SABR Founder: Bob Davids
   2. Davo cant be eatin thirty hot dogs every day Posted: March 19, 2019 at 10:09 AM (#5823661)
24 complete games for Mike Norris in 1980. 24! He only started 33 games!
   3. Sweatpants Posted: March 19, 2019 at 10:10 AM (#5823662)
C: David Ross (10.2 WAR)
Backup C: Jason LaRue (8.8 WAR)
Hey, this actually sort of happened on the 2006 Reds. Ross started 73 games and LaRue started 57. It wasn't a straight starter-backup situation (and Javier Valentin started 32 games) but still a nice bit of life imitating birthday team.
   4. RoyalFlush Posted: March 19, 2019 at 10:23 AM (#5823670)
Passan is reporting 12 yrs/$430M extension for Trout.
   5. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: March 19, 2019 at 10:25 AM (#5823672)
Amazing that he's actually worth it.
   6. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: March 19, 2019 at 10:45 AM (#5823679)
It's a 10 year extension beyond his current deal, which pays him ~$68 mil over the next 2 years, so ~10/$362. By my count, he'll be baseball's first half $billion man.
   7. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: March 19, 2019 at 11:18 AM (#5823694)
Hey, this actually sort of happened on the 2006 Reds. Ross started 73 games and LaRue started 57. It wasn't a straight starter-backup situation (and Javier Valentin started 32 games) but still a nice bit of life imitating birthday team.
No matter how good he is or how many games he plays, David Ross is always your backup catcher. It's a definitional thing.
   8. Bote Man Posted: March 19, 2019 at 12:20 PM (#5823735)
Passan is reporting 12 yrs/$430M extension for Trout.

Bryce Harper turns green with envy.
   9. Der-K: at 10% emotional investment Posted: March 19, 2019 at 06:55 PM (#5823890)
Brewers signed Josh Fields (the pitcher) to a minor league deal.

Arizona Fall League season will now start in mid-September, roster eligibility rules loosened.
   10. AndrewJ Posted: March 19, 2019 at 07:41 PM (#5823898)
Tilden, Nebraska's never had more than around 1100 residents, but two natives became legends -- today's Birthday Team center fielder, and L. Ron Hubbard.
   11. bbmck Posted: March 20, 2019 at 01:59 AM (#5823926)
1980 OAK is 94 CG in 162 games: Rick Langford 28 for 33, Mike Norris 24 for 33, Matt Keough 20 for 32
1981 OAK is 60 CG in 109 games: Rick Langford 18 for 24, Steve McCatty 16 for 22, Mike Norris 12 for 23, Matt Keough 10 for 19

Min 10 CG and completing at least half of their starts since 1980: Jack Morris 81 & 83, Larry Gura 81, Ken Forsch 81, Dave Stieb 82, Steve Carlton 82, Ron Guidry 83, Mario Soto 83, Bert Blyleven 85, Tom Candiotti 86, Fernando Valenzuela 86, Roger Clemens 87 and Bobby Witt 88

Since 1990, in 2003 Jamey Wright completes 2 of 4 starts and 5 pitchers completed 1 of 2 starts: Scott Lewis 90, Greg Harris 92, Mark Brownson 98, Roy Halladay 98 and Devern Hansack 06
   12. PreservedFish Posted: March 20, 2019 at 05:55 AM (#5823934)
I'm awake and watching. Go teams!
   13. PreservedFish Posted: March 20, 2019 at 06:02 AM (#5823935)
"Jurickson Profar, historically in this ballpark, has been phenomenal."

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