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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 4-30-2014

New York Sun, April 30, 1914:

Make Triple Play of Double Squeeze

With two runs already in and [Athletics] expert bunter Jack Barry at bat McInnis and Strunk both started to race for the plate from third and second bases respectively. Barry’s attempted bunt was a sharp liner into Gandil’s mitt. McInnis, who was almost to the plate, was easily doubled on Gandil’s snap throw to Foster. Before Strunk could scramble back to the midway Foster whipped the ball to George McBride for the third out of as many seconds.

It’s like Earl Weaver always said*: If you play for one out, you may end up with three.

* - I made this up.

Put a Milo Candini on him. (Dan Lee) Posted: April 30, 2014 at 08:09 AM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Put a Milo Candini on him. (Dan Lee) Posted: April 30, 2014 at 08:15 AM (#4697294)
Hilariously bad Birthday Team today. At least Ringolsby will have plenty to write about.

C: Ken Retzer
1B: Mark Saccomanno
2B/Manager: Phil Garner
3B: Randy Kutcher
SS: Jeff Reboulet
LF: Charley Jones
CF: Dave Eggler
RF: Chet Laabs

SP: Bob Hendley
SP: Jumbo Brown
SP: Mike Barlow
SP: Neal Baker
SP: John Cahill
RP: Ryan Hawblitzel

Pitching Coach: Ray Miller
Fun Name: Jesus Sucre
Ballboy: Ernie Tyler
Beat Writer: Tracy Ringolsby
   2. AndrewJ Posted: April 30, 2014 at 08:36 AM (#4697300)
According to the other stories on that 4/30/1914 NY Sun sports page, Yankee manager Frank Chance was ill on the 29th, so shortstop Roger Peckinpaugh filled in as acting manager during the game against the Red Sox. Later that season he'd formally replace Chance. Peckinpaugh, BTW, was all of 23 years old.
   3. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: April 30, 2014 at 09:24 AM (#4697318)
brewers 11-1 on the road in 2014

brewers have not lost a game where they score a minimum of 4 runs (think i have that correct)
   4. BDC Posted: April 30, 2014 at 10:42 AM (#4697376)
Baseball sometimes seems so random I wonder why we enjoy it so much. After sweeping the A's in Oakland last week, the Rangers come home, throw their two best pitchers at them, and lose both games convincingly. You can go to games all summer long without discerning much of a pattern in anything.

Of course, I'm also a Cowboys fan, where every game is decided in the last minute and the team goes 8-8 every year, so by contrast the Rangers hovering around .550 as usual should look positively dominant :)
   5. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: April 30, 2014 at 05:04 PM (#4697801)
On today's episode of Game of the Day in 1984, a light-hitting shortstop (like, he defines the term) who'd been in the league for over a decade and had barely a year left in the majors came off the bench to post the highest WPA of his career, and a starting pitcher who was over a decade older than the veteran shortstop did something that he had once done somewhat regularly, but hadn't done in five years and would never do again after this game.

Also, 13 innings, big comeback, and whatnot.
   6. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: April 30, 2014 at 06:57 PM (#4697882)
BR P-I request to any subscribers reading: Which pitchers have the most starts that went over 9 innings in length since, say, WWII?
   7. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: April 30, 2014 at 07:02 PM (#4697883)
Yesterday's Game of the Day brings us a pair of former batterymates who combined to drive in over half of the runs scored in the game, plus one of the teams using their relievers in a way that would have been much more common in the other year I'm currently writing up.
   8. Cblau Posted: April 30, 2014 at 09:01 PM (#4697936)
The pitcher with the most extra-inning starts 1946-2014 is:

Gaylord Perry, easily. He had 39; Warren Spahn is second with 26.
This link might work: http://bbref.com/pi/shareit/vr08s
   9. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: April 30, 2014 at 09:11 PM (#4697943)
The pitcher with the most extra-inning starts 1946-2014 is

Thanks! The pitcher who made his last over-9 start on 4/29/84 is tied for ninth on that list, and if I'm counting correctly, fourth among pitchers whose careers started after expansion.

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