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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 5-18-2017

Seattle Star, May 18, 1917:

Seattle school kids will again be admitted to the baseball park free of charge tomorrow to see the Giants and Butte club play. The boys were admitted last Saturday, and behaved so well it was decided to give them another free day.

Thumbs up, old timey Seattle team.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: May 18, 2017 at 09:55 AM | 14 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: May 18, 2017 at 10:00 AM (#5458265)
Birthday Team will be late today. I'm posting from my phone, which makes that extremely difficult.
   2. John M. Perkins Posted: May 18, 2017 at 10:11 AM (#5458274)
Dan,
Consider posting one player at a time.
Hmm, interesting catcher.
Who is on first?
   3. Nasty Nate Posted: May 18, 2017 at 10:13 AM (#5458277)
heh-heh, butte club...
   4. eric Posted: May 18, 2017 at 10:58 AM (#5458308)
It's the Giant/Butte club game. What's wrong with that?
   5. BDC Posted: May 18, 2017 at 11:05 AM (#5458314)
Some box-score-line-record trivia to tide us over. Most times, career, with the exact batting line (AB, R, H, BI, regular season since 1913):

2 0 1 1 : done 19 times by a low-power, high-walk LHB who parlayed his .288 lifetime average into a long (and still active) career as a hitting coach

2 0 1 2 : done 8 times by a National League catcher of the late-dead and early-lively ball eras, also a LHB. Just a name to me till now, but an unusual name

2 0 1 3 : done twice by 17 players, the only HOFer among them being a RHB who no doubt decided to go for this record instead of playing pro golf

2 0 1 4 : the only player to do this twice is a HOFer, a RHB who hit .206 lifetime
   6. Tom Nawrocki Posted: May 18, 2017 at 11:10 AM (#5458323)
2 0 1 3 : done twice by 17 players, the only HOFer among them being a RHB who no doubt decided to go for this record instead of playing pro golf


Robin Yount.
   7. BDC Posted: May 18, 2017 at 11:31 AM (#5458358)
Yount is correct :)
   8. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: May 18, 2017 at 11:43 AM (#5458379)
2 0 1 4 : the only player to do this twice is a HOFer, a RHB who hit .206 lifetime

A great pitcher with some power who hit two grand slams..... Bob Gibson? (after remembering that Rick Wise is not a HoFer)
   9. BDC Posted: May 18, 2017 at 11:51 AM (#5458394)
Bob Gibson is correct, though of course no grand slams were involved, since he did not score in either game.

One was a start against the Giants in 1961. Gibson hit a two-run double and then two sacrifice flies.

The other came in 1974 against the Cubs. Gibson hit a three-run double and then a sacrifice fly. Weirdly enough, after the run scored on the SF, the Cubs caught Ken Reitz trying to advance to second base, which ended the inning. So Gibson hit into the rare (inning-ending!) double play where he could be credited with an RBI.
   10. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: May 18, 2017 at 11:54 AM (#5458398)
Bob Gibson is correct, though of course no grand slams were involved, since he did not score in either game.

D'oh! That's what I get for posting before caffeine. Do you give full credit on exams for right answers for the wrong reasons?
   11. Rennie's Tenet Posted: May 18, 2017 at 12:30 PM (#5458474)
Thumbs up, old timey Seattle team.


Won't look quite as good in June, when we find out what went into the new ballpark sausage sandwiches.
   12. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: May 18, 2017 at 01:28 PM (#5458567)
Baseball star Pete Rose is exactly as old as Albert Einstein was the day he died (27,793 days).

Anyone who wants to can look up as-old-as items for their own lives here.
   13. tolbuck Posted: May 18, 2017 at 02:55 PM (#5458697)
2 0 1 1 : done 19 times by a low-power, high-walk LHB who parlayed his .288 lifetime average into a long (and still active) career as a hitting coach

How about Dave Magadan?
   14. BDC Posted: May 18, 2017 at 04:02 PM (#5458802)
Yes, Magadan is correct!

That leaves the catcher who had eight 2 0 1 2 lines. This is an esoteric one. He does have at least a footnote to one of the central moments in baseball history, since he was one of the catchers for the Reds in the 1919 World Series. He batted .571/.700/.571 in that series, but Manager Pat Moran set up his lineups so that our hero could face Eddie Cicotte in each of Cicotte's starts, so he may have had a little help …

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