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Monday, March 05, 2012

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 3-5-2012

New York Tribune, March 5, 1912:

Work on the new home of the Brooklyn Baseball Club was formally begun yesterday afternoon at 1 o’clock, when Charles H. Ebbets, president and chief owner of the club, turned the first spadeful of earth with a silver spade and christened the park Ebbets Field. A gathering of loyal “fans” some five hundred strong witnessed the ceremony, and Mr. Ebbets was showered with the good wishes of the crowd for a team worthy of the new park.

Brooklyn won the pennant in 1916 and 1920. I’d say they got their wish, at least in the short term.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: March 05, 2012 at 02:36 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: brooklyn, dugout, history

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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: March 05, 2012 at 02:39 AM (#4073949)
On the same page of the same newspaper:
Philadelphia, March 4. -- Kevin Saunders, a fourteen-year-old boy of Springfield, Ohio, was picked up by the local police this morning and told a story of how John J. McGraw had hired him to be the mascot of the Giants this season.
...
When Kevin heard that the Giants were about to start South he ran away from the Knights of Pythias Home at Springfield and started beating his way East. He got only this far to learn that the Giants are in Texas.

The police purpose to send a telegram to McGraw to ascertain if his "mascot" shall be forwarded.
Victory Faust: The gift that keeps on giving.
   2. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: March 05, 2012 at 02:40 AM (#4073950)
Pretty solid Birthday Team, as long as nobody hits the ball to third base.

C: Del Crandall
1B: Lu Blue
2B: Rabbit Robinson
3B: Paul Konerko
SS: John Richmond
LF: Elmer Valo
CF: Brian L. Hunter
RF: Sam Thompson

SP: Jeff Tesreau
SP: Erik Bedard
SP: Virgil Barnes
SP: Ryan Franklin
SP: Doug Bird
RP: Kent Tekulve
RP: Mike MacDougal

Left-handed catcher: Mike Squires
Human Injury: Jeffrey Hammonds
The greatest ballplayer in Belgian history: Brian Lesher
Triple-A Rob Deer: Mike Hessman
   3. vortex of dissipation Posted: March 05, 2012 at 03:15 AM (#4073957)
Or you could use this guy at first - 486 homers, Japanese HoF, and coolest of all, his "fighting spirit" was directly responsible for the nickname of his team - the Nippon Ham Fighters...
   4. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: March 05, 2012 at 08:49 AM (#4073985)
Reading Osugi's bio, I saw that he hit an in-season record of 3 sayonara home runs. Sayonara home run is much cooler than walk-off home run.
   5. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: March 05, 2012 at 10:24 AM (#4074065)
New at THT: The Detroit-Cooperstown non-connection about why members from the '84 Tiger have had trouble getting into Cooperstown.
   6. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 05, 2012 at 04:09 PM (#4074422)
   7. Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim Posted: March 05, 2012 at 04:09 PM (#4074423)
No spring training chatter, so I'm putting this here: Albert Pujols looks good so far.

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