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Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 5-24-2018

Lake County [Indiana] Times, May 24, 1918:

Persons who sell seats on any roof or structure overlooking a baseball park will be obliged to pay a war tax to the government, according to an announcement issued [yesterday] by the bureau of internal revenue.
...
The announcement says that in one city a woman whose yard adjoins the ball park has been selling seats in a tree, the price being five and ten cents, depending on how high the patron has to climb. Recently the price has been advanced to 6 and 11 cents, the extra cent being added to the war revenues.

I wonder whether the federal government increased production of pennies around this time. I keep reading stories about the war tax causing pricing that would dramatically increase the necessity of one-cent coins.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: May 24, 2018 at 09:00 AM | 21 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dugout, history, i must be in the front row

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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: May 24, 2018 at 09:03 AM (#5678704)
Today's Birthday Team has a solid pitching staff, which is good because it has no offense to speak of.

C: Ellie Rodriguez (13.38 WAR)
1B/Manager: Sam Barkley (8.52 WAR)
2B: Carlos Febles (3.5 WAR)
3B: Kevin Frandsen (-0.54 WAR)
SS: Willy Miranda (-0.42 WAR)
LF: Andrew Toles (1.89 WAR)
CF: Gus Felix (1.72 WAR)
RF: Rob Ducey (3.17 WAR)

SP: Bartolo Colon (47.17 WAR)
SP: Brad Penny (19.07 WAR)
SP: Jack Pfiester (8.93 WAR)
SP: Joe Kennedy (7.46 WAR)
SP: Jae Weong Seo (6.06 WAR)
RP/General Manager: Jerry Dipoto (6.03 WAR)

-4.06 career WAR in 97 games: Jim Duckworth (-4.06 WAR)
Backup catcher, warmed pitchers up while sitting in a chair: Fred Jacklitsch (6.86 WAR)
Fun names: Damien Magnifico, Odie Porter, Mule Shirley, Hi Jasper
Not that one: John Fogarty (-0.08 WAR)
Thrower of 26-inning complete games, or at least one of them: Joe Oeschger (5.52 WAR)
   2. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: May 24, 2018 at 09:06 AM (#5678707)
Not sure if 'solid' is the first word I would use to describe Bartolo Colon.
   3. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: May 24, 2018 at 09:29 AM (#5678735)
90 years ago today, a game took place that featured 12 Hall of Famers in it. Care to guess who the players were before clicking on the link? Can you at least guess the teams? There were also 2 Hall of Fame managers & a Hall of Fame umpire on hand as well.

All players combined (Hall of Famers & others) had 42,356 career hits.
   4. Nasty Nate Posted: May 24, 2018 at 09:45 AM (#5678758)
Sox won and the Yankees lost, and the sun is shining! That is the recipe for a nice spring/summer day.

Yesterday before the games, my Yahoo app paradoxically had the Yankees at the top of the standings due to their slightly higher winning %, but also had them a half game behind the Red Sox due to GB conventions.
   5. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: May 24, 2018 at 09:49 AM (#5678761)
90 years ago today, a game took place that featured 12 Hall of Famers in it. Care to guess who the players were before clicking on the link? Can you at least guess the teams? There were also 2 Hall of Fame managers & a Hall of Fame umpire on hand as well.

Yankees and A's?
   6. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: May 24, 2018 at 09:50 AM (#5678765)
My guesses on HoFers.

Mgrs.: Mack and Huggins
Yankees: Ruth, Gehrig, Dickey, Combs, Lazzeri, Hoyt (?)
A's: Foxx, Grove, Simmons, Cobb, Cochrane (?)
   7. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: May 24, 2018 at 09:54 AM (#5678768)
And one player who appeared in that game later became a Hall of Fame manager.
   8. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: May 24, 2018 at 09:55 AM (#5678771)
90 years ago today, a game took place that featured 12 Hall of Famers in it. Care to guess who the players were before clicking on the link? Can you at least guess the teams? There were also 2 Hall of Fame managers & a Hall of Fame umpire on hand as well.

All players combined (Hall of Famers & others) had 42,356 career hits.


Has to be Yankees - A's... Yankees - Ruth, Gehrig, Combs, Pennock or Hoyt or Ruffing, Lazzeri, A's - Collins, Speaker, Cobb, Grove, Foxx, Simmons, Cochrane
   9. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: May 24, 2018 at 10:02 AM (#5678776)
And one player who appeared in that game later became a Hall of Fame manager.


Durocher
   10. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: May 24, 2018 at 10:30 AM (#5678812)
Plus, as snapper points out, both Managers are HOFers also.
   11. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: May 24, 2018 at 10:32 AM (#5678815)
Yes, that was part of the question. An Umpire too, though I have no idea who.
   12. Kiko Sakata Posted: May 24, 2018 at 11:17 AM (#5678869)
Welington Castillo (C - White Sox) was suspended 80 games for using EPO (Erythropoietin). I think that's the PED of choice for competitive cyclists.
   13. Batman Posted: May 24, 2018 at 11:28 AM (#5678886)
There go the White Sox pennant hopes.
   14. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: May 24, 2018 at 12:28 PM (#5678939)
Welp. I guess we won't be seeing Welington Castillo in the Hall of Fame anytime soon.
   15. vortex of dissipation Posted: May 24, 2018 at 01:47 PM (#5679001)
Two of the three umpires who worked that game, Bill McGowan and Tommy Connolly, are in the Hall of Fame.
   16. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: May 24, 2018 at 02:22 PM (#5679034)
I guess we won't be seeing Welington Castillo in the Hall of Fame anytime soon.
The Hal of Fame.
   17. vortex of dissipation Posted: May 24, 2018 at 03:05 PM (#5679078)
Fun names: Damien Magnifico


If he makes it back to the majors and becomes a closer, he HAS to use "Bohemian Rhapsody" as his entrance music.
   18. Man o' Schwar Posted: May 24, 2018 at 05:08 PM (#5679162)
I wonder whether the federal government increased production of pennies around this time. I keep reading stories about the war tax causing pricing that would dramatically increase the necessity of one-cent coins.

Late in the thread, but yes they did. During the war years and through 1920, penny mintage was much higher than it had been previously. Then during the 1920s mintage was cut way back (probably because of the excess pennies already in circulation).

Approximate numbers (in millions, from all mints):

1915: 56
1916: 190
1917: 284
1918: 370
1919: 589
1920: 405
1921: 54
1922: 7
   19. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: May 24, 2018 at 06:16 PM (#5679196)
During the war years and through 1920, penny mintage was much higher than it had been previously.
Very cool, thank you. I love learning about obscure stuff like that.
   20. AndrewJ Posted: May 24, 2018 at 08:30 PM (#5679250)
Joe Oeschger was the only member of the 1915 NL champion Phillies to live long enough to see the Phils actually win a World Series (he died in July 1986).
   21. Hysterical & Useless Posted: May 24, 2018 at 09:16 PM (#5679264)
I love learning about obscure stuff like that.


You've definitely come to the right place.

In fact, you've contributed awesome amounts of obscure & interesting stuff, Dan. And inspired others to pile more on. So thanks!

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