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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 6-25-2014

Pittsburgh Press, June 25, 1914:

A jury in [Springfield, MA] Superior court awarded a verdict of $14,000 to Edward Collins in his suit against the Holyoke Street Railway Co. Collins, who is aged 10, lost his right leg as a result of a collision between trolley cars in June, 1912. The railway company admitted liability, but argued that artificial legs have been so perfected that the loss of a leg is no longer a serious handicap.

Attorney William P. Hayes, for the plaintiff, called attention to the profession of baseball as one from which young Collins is barred, and said that he could never follow in the footsteps of his illustrious namesake, Edward Collins, of the Philadelphia Athletics.

Good thing his name wasn’t Allan Travers.

Also, “the loss of a leg is no longer a serious handicap”? Wow, Holyoke Street Railway Co. Just…wow.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: June 25, 2014 at 07:20 AM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: June 25, 2014 at 07:26 AM (#4735073)
An alarming lack of middle infield depth on today's Birthday Team. The starting second baseman and shortstop combined for a total of five career hits.

Luckily, we've got a minor leaguer who can play both positions.

I don't think of Delgado as an outfielder either, but he did play 58 games in left at the start of his MLB career.

C: Mike Stanley
1B/Manager: Joe Kuhel
2B: Bill Webb
3B: Aramis Ramirez
SS: Barney White
LF: Carlos Delgado
CF: Don Demeter
RF: Michael Tucker

SP: Dick Drago
SP: Clay Kirby
SP: Bob Shirley
SP: Aaron Sele
SP: Paul Maholm
RP: Alejandro Pena

Former minor leaguer with a fantastic name: Rusty Puffinbarger
Beneficiary of nepotism: Jonathan Schuerholz
Name is one letter away from being French for "Bobby The Raspberry": Bobby LaFromboise
   2. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: June 25, 2014 at 11:57 AM (#4735189)
Joe Kuhel--one of 19 players to strike out to end a World Series (against Dolf Luque in Game 5 of the 1933 Series, as the Senators fell to the Giants 4 games to 1).

As near as I could tell, all but 2 of those 19 went down swinging--including Kuhel.
   3. esseff Posted: June 25, 2014 at 12:04 PM (#4735200)
Amadee, 1911-2014, one of the great baseball artists, and probably the longest-lived.
   4. Flack42 Posted: June 25, 2014 at 01:45 PM (#4735285)
An alarming lack of middle infield depth on today's Birthday Team. The starting second baseman and shortstop combined for a total of five career hits.

Problem solved: It's my birthday today, and I was starting shortstop for the 1970 Annandale (VA) Atoms. Granted it was Little League and, granted, I might have hit .200, but I was good with the glove and rarely needed more than one hop to get the ball to first base.
   5. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: June 25, 2014 at 05:05 PM (#4735595)
The Game of 6/24/84 featured a nice bit of redemption for one of its participants - he made a key error early, then cancelled it out later with multiple huge plays. Also, a pitcher hit his first career homer while simultaneously putting up an immensely weird line: 6 innings, 1 hit, 7 walks, 1 strikeout.
   6. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: June 25, 2014 at 07:13 PM (#4735771)
The Game of 6/24/14... was AWESOME. The losing team (losing team!) had two hitters combine for 1.055 WPA. The winning team blew a lead with two outs in the ninth, had to come from behind in the eleventh and then, after rallying, left the bases loaded in that inning. They wouldn't have managed the comeback if not for the contributions of a player whose career OBP and SLG both entered the day below .230.

There were 40 at bats with runners in scoring position, and 31 men left on, and multiple comebacks by both sides, and several extra innings. All in all, it's the second-best game of 2014 so far.

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