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Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 5-29-2019

Memphis News Scimitar, May 29, 1919:

Ty Cobb Sued For $10,000 As Result Of Hotel Fight

Ty Cobb is the defendant in a $10,000 damage suit filed April 26 by Ada Morris…it became known yesterday when Judge Clyde J. Webster signed an order of default, attorneys for the plaintiff claiming they served notice of the suit during the baseball game [in Detroit] on that date and that Cobb ignored it. The plaintiff alleges that Cobb kicked her following an altercation in a Detroit hotel on April 25.

Sounds like Cobb could have played in the NFL if it had been around then.

Anyway, according to reports, Cobb dropped an N-bomb on Morris and she responded unfavorably, so he kicked her in the stomach and knocked her down a flight of stairs. As one does. If one is a garbage racist monster.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: May 29, 2019 at 10:05 AM | 29 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: asshats, dugout, history, racism, ty cobb

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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: May 29, 2019 at 10:06 AM (#5846419)
A couple nice players on the Birthday Team. Eric Davis was terrific when he was healthy. George McQuinn made the All-Star Game seven times. And I'm thinking that if your name is Vance Dinges, I think you have two options: Become a star athlete or spend junior high school stuffed in a locker.

C: Marty Honan (-0.1 WAR)
1B: George McQuinn (22.0 WAR)
2B: Dave Fultz (5.5 WAR)
3B: Charlie Hayes (10.5 WAR)
SS: John Kennedy (-2.8 WAR)
LF: Jerry Hairston Jr. (13.1 WAR)
CF: Eric Davis (36.1 WAR)
RF: Vance Dinges (0.8 WAR)

SP: Willard Schmidt (6.8 WAR)
SP: Steven Matz (6.2 WAR)
SP: Blue Moon Odom (5.3 WAR)
SP: Art Reinhart (5.2 WAR)
SP: Cha-Seung Baek (1.2 WAR)
RP: Dyar Miller (6.7 WAR)
RP: Trevor Rosenthal (5.0 WAR)
RP: Trever Miller (4.7 WAR)

Owner: Bob Hope
Commissioner: Fay Vincent
Play-By-Play: Fred White
Former Pirates Farmhand: Henry Henry
   2. caspian88 Posted: May 29, 2019 at 10:28 AM (#5846426)
Baseball Reference doesn't put stars on players' stat blocks for the 1945 All Stars? It seems to me they should, even if the game wasn't played.

Ah, there were no official selections - McQuinn was on the AP's selection list.
   3. Itchy Row Posted: May 29, 2019 at 10:32 AM (#5846428)
Dinges made the Sporting News all-star list in 1945. There was still an all-star break, and he was hitting .324 going into the break.
   4. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: May 29, 2019 at 10:57 AM (#5846433)
Happy birthday, Eric Davis. Probably my favorite player when I was a kid first getting into baseball. Man, was he something to watch.
   5. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: May 29, 2019 at 10:59 AM (#5846436)
Steven Matz had himself a pretty nice birthday celebration out in sunny LA, I'm guessing...
   6. Man o' Schwar Posted: May 29, 2019 at 11:15 AM (#5846450)
Man, was he something to watch.

One of only two members of the 20-80 club - 20 HRs, 80 SB in a season. He was a weekly feature on the This Week in Baseball highlight reel from about 1986-1990.
   7. EddieA Posted: May 29, 2019 at 11:26 AM (#5846453)
I am hopeful that Jerry Hairtston Jr., or Scott Hairston, or both, have sons with major league baseball chops. That's a helluva baseball family.
   8. PreservedFish Posted: May 29, 2019 at 11:33 AM (#5846456)
There's a Belgian waffle food truck business in NYC named Wafels & Dinges. I think the "dinges" are the toppings for the waffles, like speculoos.
   9. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: May 29, 2019 at 11:45 AM (#5846460)
   10. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: May 29, 2019 at 11:48 AM (#5846464)
Man, was he something to watch.

One of only two members of the 20-80 club - 20 HRs, 80 SB in a season. He was a weekly feature on the This Week in Baseball highlight reel from about 1986-1990.


He was also the first person in the 30-50 club. I believe only Barry Bonds has done that since Davis in 1987.
   11. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: May 29, 2019 at 11:51 AM (#5846465)
he never played more than 135 game in any one season
   12. Itchy Row Posted: May 29, 2019 at 11:54 AM (#5846469)
He was also the first person in the 30-50 club. I believe only Barry Bonds has done that since Davis in 1987.
They are still the only two. Mike Trout missed by 1 SB in 2012 and Hanley Ramirez missed by 1 HR in 2007.
   13. SoSH U at work Posted: May 29, 2019 at 12:00 PM (#5846472)
he never played more than 135 game in any one season



And the 94-95 stoppage wasn't a factor.
   14. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: May 29, 2019 at 12:18 PM (#5846479)
Eric Davis comes out of nowhere and throws out Bobby Bonilla at 3rd in 1990 NLCS


From the October 10th, 1990 Baltimore Sun article about this game, written by BTF punching bag Murray Chass:

After he neared second, Bonilla said, "all I saw was Hatcher on his tushy. When I turned second, the ball was on the ground. I never saw Davis. You know it's going to take two perfect throws to get you. It turned out to be one."
   15. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: May 29, 2019 at 12:30 PM (#5846481)
Eric Davis' May 1 through June 3, 1987 was a whole season worth of highlights. In May he hit 12 hr and had 11 sb (0 CS). He had 36 rbi, a 3 hr game, and a game where he hit for the cycle. He robbed his best friend Darryl Strawberry of a home run at Shea on May 5, and then robbed Jack Clark of home runs on June 2 and June 3 at Riverfront.
   16. Itchy Row Posted: May 29, 2019 at 12:44 PM (#5846484)
Davis's May 1987 is one of only six 10/10 months, and it's the only one that's 11/11.
   17. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: May 29, 2019 at 12:48 PM (#5846487)
it's the only one that's 11/11.
Heretofore to be known as a "Tufnel Month."
   18. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: May 29, 2019 at 12:51 PM (#5846488)
Eric Davis' May 1 through June 3, 1987 was a whole season worth of highlights. In May he hit 12 hr and had 11 sb (0 CS). He had 36 rbi, a 3 hr game, and a game where he hit for the cycle. He robbed his best friend Darryl Strawberry of a home run at Shea on May 5, and then robbed Jack Clark of home runs on June 2 and June 3 at Riverfront.


Oh, and I forgot, 3 of those home runs were grand slams. First player to hit 3 grand slams in one calendar month.
   19. Master of the Horse Posted: May 29, 2019 at 12:59 PM (#5846493)
18--Ok, come clean. Are you Eric's mom?
   20. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: May 29, 2019 at 01:05 PM (#5846495)
lol. No, just a guy who lives in Cincinnati and who was 13-14 years old in 86-87. :-)
   21. Davo (Love Won The Battle Of Stalingrad) Posted: May 29, 2019 at 01:10 PM (#5846498)
From June 13, 1986 to July 10, 1987, Eric Davis played roughly a full season’s worth of games (he missed time in both years with injuries). He put up the following numbers over 158 games started and 684 PAs:

.310/.406/.630, with 50 homers, 98 steals (in 109 attempts), 96 walks, 127 RBIs and 154 runs scored.
   22. Itchy Row Posted: May 29, 2019 at 01:23 PM (#5846506)
.310/.406/.630, with 50 homers, 98 steals (in 109 attempts), 96 walks, 127 RBIs and 154 runs scored.
If that had been a single season, it would have beaten the record for steals in a 50-HR season by 74. A-Rod and Willie Mays both had 24 in 50-HR seasons.
   23. AndrewJ Posted: May 29, 2019 at 02:57 PM (#5846552)
That's a 66.2 Power/Speed number...
   24. Davo (Love Won The Battle Of Stalingrad) Posted: May 29, 2019 at 03:16 PM (#5846560)
I’m kinda cheating (the “158 games started” language included a decent number of pinch-running appearances (to bump his SB numbers) but, still. Guy was, uh, pretty good.
   25. Hysterical & Useless Posted: May 29, 2019 at 03:32 PM (#5846568)
Guy was, uh, pretty good.

Rhetoricians call this "litotes to the max."
   26. AndrewJ Posted: May 29, 2019 at 07:13 PM (#5846633)
Eric played on the NBC Game of the Week against the Dodgers in early June 1987, and I remember Vin Scully and Joe Garagiola hyping him with every pitch, even if by this point Eric was regressing to the mean. Lo and behold, I just found it on YouTube.
   27. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: May 30, 2019 at 08:01 AM (#5846725)
I never realized that Eric Davis played in 17 different major leagues seasons.
   28. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: May 30, 2019 at 09:33 AM (#5846737)
Eric played on the NBC Game of the Week against the Dodgers in early June 1987, and I remember Vin Scully and Joe Garagiola hyping him with every pitch, even if by this point Eric was regressing to the mean. Lo and behold, I just found it on YouTube.


2 things:

1. How did we ever survive with standard definition television?
2. Game-time: 1:47.
   29. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: May 30, 2019 at 10:17 AM (#5846751)
I never realized that Eric Davis played in 17 different major leagues seasons.


And so did Darryl Strawberry!

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