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Friday, July 11, 2014

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 7-11-2014

Washington Herald, July 12, 1914:

Boston, July 11—The Red Sox took a fall out of the tail-end Naps here to-day, beating them 4 to 3 in a game that was hard-fought all the way. “Baby” Ruth, the $25,000 Baltimore star, opened in the box for the winners, but game way to a pinch hitter in the seventh, when the score was three all. Leonard finished up. Mitchell did the hurling for Cleveland and was hit hard at opportune times by the home team.

Duffy Lewis: The first man to pinch-hit for Babe Ruth in the big leagues.

Greasy Neale Heaton (Dan Lee) Posted: July 11, 2014 at 08:29 AM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: babe ruth, dugout, history

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   1. Greasy Neale Heaton (Dan Lee) Posted: July 11, 2014 at 08:32 AM (#4748583)
Today's Birthday Team has four* players with monosyllabic first and last names. Otherwise it's bad and not very interesting.

C: Ed Ott
1B: Pop Schriver
2B: Milt Stock
3B: Dick Gray
SS: Jack Heidemann
LF: Bob Allison
CF: Jimmy Slagle
RF: Harry Wolter

SP: Andy Ashby
SP: Vito Tamulis
SP: Hal Gregg
SP: Donne Wall
SP: Joey McLaughlin
RP: Javier Lopez

Prospect Flameout: Billy Ashley
Obviously Fans of Jar Jar: Binky Jones, George Binks
Cool Name, Never Got Above AA Ball: Cirilo Cumberbatch

* - Donne Wall's first name is pronounced "Donnie".
   2. mathesond Posted: July 11, 2014 at 08:59 AM (#4748593)
Poor Joey Mclaughlin...I still hear the derisive "Jooo-eey" chants at Exhibition Stadium in my head whenever I see his name
   3. Davo Dozier Posted: July 11, 2014 at 12:40 PM (#4748737)
At 5 letters, Ed Ott is, I believe, the player with the "shortest name," going by how it's listed in the Baseball Encyclopedia.
   4. Born1951 Posted: July 11, 2014 at 01:19 PM (#4748785)
[3] The only other name that short I could find is Ed Hug.
   5. eddieot Posted: July 11, 2014 at 01:21 PM (#4748790)
Ed Ott is the inspiration for my BTF handle. He was the first MLB player I met as a kid. Real nice Pennsylvania guy.
   6. Born1951 Posted: July 11, 2014 at 01:30 PM (#4748807)
Is there a way in BB Ref (or some other site) to get daily MLB totals for number of games and runs scored? I know you can get the prior day's totals via Batting, Yesterday's Results (and summing) in the league pages, and any individual day for the current season in a similar way. But don't see how to generate daily totals like the batting logs in the team pages. I was curious to know how high yesterday's 4.88 runs/team ranks for the year.
   7. vortex of dissipation Posted: July 11, 2014 at 02:33 PM (#4748879)
I'm pretty sure this guy holds the record for the shortest last name.
   8. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: July 11, 2014 at 07:21 PM (#4749100)
The Game of 7/10/84 was the All-Star game; after a bit of early excitement, it was a relatively dull one. The boxscore is here if you're interested. It makes me wonder if Charlie Lea is the worst pitcher ever to start an ASG.

The Game of 7/10/14, on the other hand, was pretty terrific; it included a team that's mailing in the season getting a very good look at two players who have non-zero future hopes invested in them. In particular, one of them had what has to be about a 99th percentile second game of a big league career.
   9. Misirlou's been working for the drug squad Posted: July 11, 2014 at 07:25 PM (#4749102)
The boxscore is here if you're interested. It makes me wonder if Charlie Lea is the worst pitcher ever to start an ASG.


Jack Armstrong. Charlie Lea had three good years in his career. Jack Armstrong had 3 good months.

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