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Friday, June 13, 2014

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 6-13-2014

Pittsburgh Press, June 13, 1914:

King Cole of the Yankees works at his trade as a barber in Chicago in winter. One day last winter a fan entered the shop and climbed into Cole’s chair. Glancing up, he recognized the tall pitcher.

“Here, boy,” said the patron to the porter, “bring a board and lay it over my feet.”

“Why do you want that board?” inquired Cole.

“Well,” explained the patron, “if you’re as wild with that razor as you were with a baseball last time I saw you you’ll be cutting my toes off.”

*insert rimshot here*

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: June 13, 2014 at 07:55 AM | 14 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dugout, history, king cole

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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: June 13, 2014 at 08:02 AM (#4724696)
The top four June 13 players in career hits are catchers; three of them never made an appearance at any other defensive position. Former tobacconist and June 13 Birthday Team manager Smilin' Jeems isn't going to be smiling too long once he gets a load of this roster.

C: Ernie Whitt
1B: Jonathan Lucroy
2B: Jose Ortiz
3B: Hector Rodriguez
SS: Charlie Malay
LF: Joe Simmons
CF: Bobby Clark
RF: Marty Kavanagh

SP: Mel Parnell
SP: Fred Klobedanz
SP: Darrell May
SP: Drew Smyly
SP: Gene McCann
RP: Brian Sweeney

Manager: Jim Mutrie
   2. AndrewJ Posted: June 13, 2014 at 08:58 AM (#4724719)
Birthday Team manager Smilin' Jeems isn't going to be smiling too long once he gets a load of this roster.

"My average fellows! My moderately-heighted!"
   3. RMc is Fairly Irrefutable Posted: June 13, 2014 at 09:17 AM (#4724730)
I'll bet he wasn't a very merry old soul after that crack.
   4. Steve N Posted: June 13, 2014 at 10:53 AM (#4724828)
Its not that bad a team. Bobby Clark had some pretty good years for the Flyers in the 70s.
   5. Batman Posted: June 13, 2014 at 12:34 PM (#4724979)
Sandberg retired for the first time 20 years ago today.
   6. JJ1986 Posted: June 13, 2014 at 01:31 PM (#4725059)
Does anyone know of a signing-bonus database for draft picks from the previous few (at least 2012 and 2013) years? Or any way to get that data?
   7. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: June 13, 2014 at 05:02 PM (#4725408)
The Game of 6/12/84 featured what could have been a very good pitching matchup, which then turned into a slugfest, which then turned into a surprise awesome pitcher's duel. Also, it had incredibly unbalanced lineup production from the winning team.
   8. Flack42 Posted: June 13, 2014 at 05:33 PM (#4725436)
The Pittsburgh Press also had one of Ring Lardner's pieces… a nice treat on a summer afternoon.
   9. Walt Davis Posted: June 13, 2014 at 07:03 PM (#4725537)
Its not that bad a team. Bobby Clark had some pretty good years for the Flyers in the 70s.

And Jose Ortiz coulda been a good ballplayer. And Joe Simmons had a good mustache. And Mel Parnell sounds like a game show host. And Drew Smyly had a successful career doing the news for the Muppets ...
   10. AndrewJ Posted: June 13, 2014 at 07:32 PM (#4725565)
Sandberg retired for the first time 20 years ago today.

And that news would have dominated the headlines, were it not for a certain double homicide in Brentwood the night before.
   11. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: June 13, 2014 at 07:46 PM (#4725573)
The Game of 6/12/14 was a much more conventional pitcher's duel in which one of the teams did not allow an earned run, and the other team hit more batters than they walked.
   12. Batman Posted: June 13, 2014 at 07:55 PM (#4725587)
And that news would have dominated the headlines, were it not for a certain double homicide in Brentwood the night before.
I wonder if OJ looked into Sandberg's whereabouts that night when he was searching for the real killers.
   13. bobm Posted: June 15, 2014 at 09:30 AM (#4726482)
   14. Born1951 Posted: June 15, 2014 at 12:18 PM (#4726509)
The 1956 Washington Senators set a record for team strikeouts per game at 5.66. Here is how that record has progressed since:

1957 Cubs 6.34
1960 Phillies 6.84
1964 Senators 6.94
1968 Mets 7.38
1994 Tigers 7.80 (115 games)
1996 Tigers 7.83
2001 Brewers 8.64
2010 Diamondbacks 9.44
2013 Astros 9.48

The highest this season is the White Sox at 8.99. The Astros have dropped to 8.44.

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