Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

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

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   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.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
robneyer
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogGiants ask SF for tax break on AT&T Park, say value has fallen
(22 - 1:19am, Jun 01)
Last: McCoy

NewsblogHow’s that Wil Myers trade look now?
(51 - 1:08am, Jun 01)
Last: Shibal

NewsblogPadres discussing potential James Shields trade with White Sox | SanDiegoUnionTribune.com
(33 - 1:07am, Jun 01)
Last: SoSHially Unacceptable

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 5-31-16
(146 - 12:57am, Jun 01)
Last: Los Angeles El Hombre de Anaheim

NewsblogOT: NBA Playoffs Thread 2016
(2998 - 12:12am, Jun 01)
Last: GregD

NewsblogOTP 2016 May 31: Trump campaign eyeing big stadium for acceptance speech
(154 - 12:11am, Jun 01)
Last: Spahn Insane: bowing to King of Effortless

NewsblogRoyals fans are once again stuffing the ballot boxes for the MLB All-Star Game
(14 - 11:56pm, May 31)
Last: The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott)

NewsblogCardinals notes: Punishment for hacking 'unlikely' before this June's draft | St. Louis Cardinals | stltoday.com
(27 - 11:36pm, May 31)
Last: WSPanic

NewsblogMLB has lost its way with replay, Chase Utley Rule
(113 - 11:34pm, May 31)
Last: I'm not Black I'm Orange Julius

Gonfalon CubsProspect Update
(8 - 11:07pm, May 31)
Last: McCoy

Gonfalon CubsRegression and Perspective
(33 - 11:01pm, May 31)
Last: McCoy

Sox TherapyHow Do You Change the Lineup?
(20 - 10:41pm, May 31)
Last: villageidiom

NewsblogNeed a wedding song? O's reliever Brad Brach (and wife) has you covered - BaltimoreBaseball.com
(5 - 10:32pm, May 31)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogA-Rod, Teixeira anchors on Yankees offense with no hope in sight | New York Post
(56 - 8:58pm, May 31)
Last: ReggieThomasLives

NewsblogOT: Soccer March/April 2016
(1280 - 6:56pm, May 31)
Last: Juilin Sandar to Conkling Speedwell (Arjun)

Page rendered in 0.3683 seconds
47 querie(s) executed