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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 5-22-2018

Philadelphia Evening Public Ledger, May 22, 1918:

[Ban] Johnson was in Washington yesterday to register a personal protest with the Government officials against [players leaving their teams to work in defense industries in order to avoid army service].
...
Considerable surprise was expressed by baseball men yesterday when word was received from Greenville, S.C., that Joe Jackson, former star of the Chicago White Sox, had been certified to his district draft board and would probably not be subject to draft.
...
Club owners in the major leagues fear that if Jackson is granted exemption upon the certificate filed in his behalf by the industrial plant employing him it will tempt many more players to desert the leagues and wreck the teams. It is believed that steps will be taken against players who desert its ranks to accept jobs in the plants that will forever bar them from returning to the ranks of organized baseball.

Jackson almost certainly deserved to be banned for life for what happened in the 1919 World Series. That said, I didn’t realize how long he’d been on organized baseball’s hit list.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: May 22, 2018 at 10:04 AM | 19 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dugout, history, shoeless joe jackson, world war i

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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: May 22, 2018 at 10:10 AM (#5677151)
Today's Birthday Team features an all-time great in center field and a former Hall of Fame candidate atop the rotation, and then it drops off in a hurry. A couple of the other guys (Morgan 1930, Mesa 1995) had some terrific seasons, but you're not going to build a Birthday League contender around Jim Colborn, Ed Morgan, and Corey Dickerson.

C: Al Shaw (0.14 WAR)
1B: Ed Morgan (14.35 WAR)
2B: Eric Sogard (5.07 WAR)
3B: Chad Tracy (5.31 WAR)
SS: Jose Valdivielso (-3.36 WAR)
LF: Corey Dickerson (10.27 WAR)
CF: Al Simmons (68.77 WAR)
RF: Collin Cowgill (3.44 WAR)

SP: Tommy John (61.96 WAR)
SP: Jim Colborn (16.01 WAR)
SP: Jose Mesa (11.49 WAR)
SP: Bill Lohrman (5.25 WAR)
SP: Julian Tavarez (4.53 WAR)
RP: Al Levine (5.86 WAR)

Manager: Bob Schaefer
Umpires: Lou Jorda, Rich Garcia, Sean Barber
Hitting coach: Walt Hriniak
Sports psychologist: Coleman Griffith
Amateur pitcher, in the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame: Michimaro Ono
Designated Dutchman: Rick van den Hurk (-1.4 WAR)
Fun names: Otey Clark, Hooks Cotter
Star Negro Leagues pitcher: Terris McDuffie
   2. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: May 22, 2018 at 10:17 AM (#5677155)
Among modern-era position players, Hriniak has the most career hits without an extra-base hit:
                                                                                                                      
Rk                Player  H XBH From   To  PA  AB   BA  OBP  SLG       Pos                                          Tm
1            Herman Pitz 47   0 1890 1890 346 284 .165 .315 .165 /*2579684                                     BRG-SYR
2          Virgil Barnes 40   0 1919 1928 393 371 .108 .124 .108        *1                                     NYG-BSN
3         Frank Castillo 37   0 1991 2005 394 338 .109 .142 .109        *1                     CHC-COL-DET-TOR-BOS-FLA
4             Pat Zachry 36   0 1976 1985 367 318 .113 .150 .113        *1                             CIN-NYM-LAD-PHI
5             Barry Zito 35   0 2000 2015 418 344 .102 .146 .102      *1/H                                     OAK-SFG
6         Ubaldo Jimenez 34   0 2006 2017 341 291 .117 .166 .117        *1                                 COL-CLE-BAL
7           Jim Deshaies 33   0 1984 1995 440 373 .088 .141 .088      *1/H                     NYY-HOU-SDP-SFG-MIN-PHI
8          Don Nottebart 32   0 1960 1969 266 238 .134 .176 .134        *1                         MLN-HOU-CIN-CHC-NYY
9             John Keefe 30   0 1890 1890 161 157 .191 .211 .191       /*1                                         SYR
10               Pop Joy 28   0 1884 1884 132 130 .215 .227 .215       /*3                                         WHS
11          Walt Hriniak 25   0 1968 1969 111  99 .253 .333 .253      /*2H                                     ATL-SDP
12             Paul Byrd 24   0 1995 2009 197 156 .154 .224 .154      *1/H                 NYM-ATL-PHI-KCR-LAA-CLE-BOS
13           Joe Blanton 23   0 2004 2017 261 216 .106 .157 .106        *1                 OAK-PHI-LAA-PIT-KCR-LAD-WSN
14         Johnny Broaca 23   0 1934 1939 277 254 .091 .125 .091        *1                                     NYY-CLE
15          Jack Gilbert 23   0 1898 1904 114  96 .240 .354 .240     /*798                                 NYG-WHS-PIT
16         Mike Bielecki 22   0 1984 1997 331 282 .078 .122 .078      *1/H                         PIT-CHC-CLE-CAL-ATL
17           Bill Laskey 22   0 1982 1988 245 210 .105 .175 .105        *1                                 SFG-MON-CLE
18      George Blackerby 21   0 1928 1928  91  83 .253 .287 .253      /*7H                                         CHW
19        Jock Somerlott 21   0 1910 1911 109 103 .204 .234 .204      /*3H                                         WSH
20             Joe Otten 21   0 1895 1895  93  87 .241 .283 .241     /*287                                         STL
21            Bill Parks 21   0 1875 1876 122 121 .174 .180 .174    /*7*18                                 WAS-PHI-BSN
22        Tom Gorzelanny 20   0 2005 2016 251 217 .092 .132 .092        *1                     PIT-CHC-WSN-MIL-DET-CLE
23          Ossie Blanco 20   0 1970 1974 114 102 .196 .263 .196    /*3HD7                                     CHW-CLE
24           Joe Moeller 20   0 1962 1971 174 155 .129 .172 .129        *1                                         LAD
25        Rollie Sheldon 20   0 1961 1966 239 209 .096 .141 .096      *1/H                                 NYY-BOS-KCA
26          John Simmons 20   0 1949 1949 107  93 .215 .298 .215     /*H79                                         WSH
27             Sam Frock 20   0 1907 1911 123 117 .171 .178 .171       /*1                                     BSN-PIT
28         Frank Buttery 20   0 1872 1872  93  93 .215 .215 .215      /195                                         MAN
And yes, I intentionally cut the list off after Frank Buttery.
   3. Tom Nawrocki Posted: May 22, 2018 at 10:21 AM (#5677159)
Boring Baseball Watch: In last night's Rockies-Dodgers game, the Dodgers hit a solo homer, the Rockies countered with a solo homer, then the Rox took the lead on a walk, a stolen base plus error, and an infield hit. End of scoring.

In addition to those three hits already mentioned, there were a total of three other hits in the game.

But the Rockies moved into first place, so I shouldn't complain.
   4. Rennie's Tenet Posted: May 22, 2018 at 10:34 AM (#5677173)
Birthday Dutchman VandenHurk is now in his sixth year in Korea and Japan, with 53-27 record.
   5. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: May 22, 2018 at 11:24 AM (#5677215)
Boring Baseball Watch: In last night's Rockies-Dodgers game, the Dodgers

also sent a reliever out to open the 9th inning. Colorado counters with a pinch hitter. Dave Roberts sends the catcher out for a mound visit to stall for more warmup time for the guy in the pen, then pulls the trigger on the pitching change prompting another round of commericals on the heels of the round of commercials we had just come out of. Probably close to 10 minutes with no baseball being played.
   6. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: May 22, 2018 at 11:45 AM (#5677233)
TRIVIA QUESTION:

Ten years ago today, Ken Griffey Jr. hit his 200th homer as a Red. He'd previously hit 200 homers with the Mariners. He was just the fourth person in MLB history to homer 200 times for multiple clubs.

Can you name any of the previous 3 members?

(Has anyone joined the club since Griffey? I dunno. I checked Vlad and he didn't. Maybe someone else has joined since then. But hey -- I worded the question to ask who the pre-Griffey members of the club were, so I don't have to know to make this trivia question work).
   7. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: May 22, 2018 at 11:46 AM (#5677235)
Frank Robinson? EDIT: Nope.
   8. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: May 22, 2018 at 11:47 AM (#5677236)
Reginald Martinez Jackson
James Howard Thome

edit: Neither. Wow.
   9. SoSH U at work Posted: May 22, 2018 at 11:47 AM (#5677237)
Mark McGwire
Jimmie Foxx
   10. Nasty Nate Posted: May 22, 2018 at 11:48 AM (#5677239)
Has anyone joined the club since Griffey?
Manny?
   11. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: May 22, 2018 at 11:49 AM (#5677241)
Andre Dawson? Maybe not, but he has to be close.

Edit: Nope. 225 with Montreal, 174 with Chicago.
   12. SoSH U at work Posted: May 22, 2018 at 11:49 AM (#5677242)
Arod didn't?

Edit: Nope.
   13. SoSH U at work Posted: May 22, 2018 at 11:53 AM (#5677246)
Raffy Palmeiro
   14. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: May 22, 2018 at 12:06 PM (#5677257)
McGwire
Foxx
Palmeiro

Them's the answers, so good work by SoSH getting them.
   15. SoSH U at work Posted: May 22, 2018 at 12:09 PM (#5677258)
And Nate was right about Manny.
   16. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: May 22, 2018 at 12:09 PM (#5677259)
Pujols is 25 away
   17. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: May 22, 2018 at 12:10 PM (#5677260)
Harper needs 36 more this year to get to 200
   18. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: May 22, 2018 at 12:11 PM (#5677262)
STAnton has 200 with the Marlins, so he has a chance
   19. SandyRiver Posted: May 22, 2018 at 12:35 PM (#5677275)
#10: Manny's in the club, too, but Junior got there a couple years later.

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