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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 7-10-2014

Washington Times, July 10, 1914:

The Boston American League team today purchased of the Baltimore International team Pitcher Ruth, Catcher Egan, and Shore, paying in the vicinity of $30,000 for the three men.

President Lannin, in making the announcement, would not state the exact amount, other than it was in excess of the $25,000 offer he made for Ruth, Shore, and Derrick when the Boston club was in Washington last week.

Worth every penny.

Dan Lee is some pumkins Posted: July 10, 2014 at 09:30 AM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: babe ruth, dugout, ernie shore, history

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   1. Dan Lee is some pumkins Posted: July 10, 2014 at 09:33 AM (#4747783)
Any other day, this would be the link of the day:

Toledo News-Bee, July 10, 1914:
Chick Gandil, first baseman for the Senators, is out of the game with injuries to his nose and face, received by flying duck pins in his bowling alley.
Duck! Pins!
   2. Dan Lee is some pumkins Posted: July 10, 2014 at 09:34 AM (#4747785)
Today's Birthday Team features three All-Star position players, one of whom is in the Hall of Fame, and a second baseman that Nap Lajoie called the greatest of all time. It's still a pretty blah team, though.

C: Mike Brumley
1B: Lee Stevens
2B: Bobby Lowe
3B: Bob Bailor
SS: Gene Alley
LF: Hal McRae
CF: Andre Dawson
RF: Marty Cordova

SP: Johnny Niggeling
SP: Rich Hand
SP: Ad Liska
SP: Ed Dundon
SP: Hal McKain
RP: Buddy Groom

Owner/Manager/Spare Outfielder: Jimmy McAleer
Negro Leagues Great: Dick Lundy
Prospect Flameout: Jesse Foppert
As his career grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1: Tyrell Godwin
Minor league shortstop turned football coach: Urban Meyer
Not that one: Will Smith
   3. Batman Posted: July 10, 2014 at 10:01 AM (#4747812)
Toledo News-Bee, July 10, 1914:

And:
The Boston Red Sox have bought Egan, Ruth and Shore, Baltimore Orioles. They're rare birds.
One of those birds debuted the next day, 99 years and 364 days ago.
   4. Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos Posted: July 10, 2014 at 11:45 AM (#4747909)
Bobby Lowe was the first player to hit 4 homers in a game, if memory serves.
   5. Rennie's Tenet Posted: July 10, 2014 at 12:14 PM (#4747948)
This is my annual post saying that birthday shortstop Alley received more All Star Game votes than any other player in either league in 1967.
   6. esseff Posted: July 10, 2014 at 05:18 PM (#4748240)
Not that one: Will Smith


I'm guessing he's had better birthdays: 0 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 5 R, all earned.
   7. Lindor Truffles Posted: July 10, 2014 at 05:35 PM (#4748259)
Landmarks Commission just passed the latest Wrigley renovation proposal. An additional four outfield ad spaces (max 650 ft squared) to go with the pair of previously approved LCD boards. Waveland owners must be pissed.
   8. Misirlou has S.C.M.O.D.S Posted: July 10, 2014 at 05:56 PM (#4748276)
It's still a pretty blah team, though.


That's a pretty solid lineup though. Not glamorous, but solid. Unlike many teams which put a catcher in CF because he one played 7 games there, every position is manned by people who really played there for much of their career. And everyone but Brumley had long (ish) careers. The pitching is downright putrid though.
   9. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: July 10, 2014 at 07:27 PM (#4748342)
The Game of 7/9/84 was not a major league game, since the day was the beginning of the All Star break. (Hooray, extra time in the evenings this week!)

The Game of 7/9/14 featured one pitcher making his team debut and another who I saw in person earlier in the year. The winning team gave up a few runs early, and then only one more in the next 13 innings.

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