Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Friday, July 14, 2017

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 7-14-2017

Chicago Eagle, July 14, 1917:

...the magnitude of the sugar industry in the continent south of us, resulting from the demand growing out of the war, has attracted many Cuban baseball players to the continent and these men have organized baseball teams and started to play the great American game.
...
As a result, baseball promises to become at least as well known, if not as popular, in Latin America as it is in the West Indies. The South Americans are a sport-loving people, and once the fascination of the old cry “Play ball” fastens itself on them, there should be a wave of enthusiastic response throughout the continent.

Well, at least on the northern edges of the continent.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: July 14, 2017 at 10:04 AM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dugout, history

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: July 14, 2017 at 10:08 AM (#5493405)
Baseball franchise owner George Steinbrenner would have been exactly as old as Mother Teresa was the day she died (31,787 days).

Anyone who wants to can look up similar as-old-as items for themselves here.
   2. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: July 14, 2017 at 10:20 AM (#5493412)
A strong Bastille Day Birthday Team.

C: Earl Williams (7.9 WAR)
1B/Manager: Robin Ventura (55.96 WAR)
2B: Billy Smith (2.95 WAR)
3B: Jack Gleason (4.32 WAR)
SS: Jose Hernandez (13.32 WAR)
LF: Dave Harris (6.06 WAR)
CF: Jim Holdsworth (2.91 WAR)
RF: Steve Brady (3.19 WAR)

SP: Tim Hudson (58.69 WAR)
SP: Jesse Tannehill (48.68 WAR)
SP: Bob Purkey (22.93 WAR)
SP: Steve Stone (17.58 WAR)
SP: John Dopson (5.52 WAR)
RP: Johnny Murphy (14.56 WAR)

-4.11 career WAR: Jiggs Parrott (-4.11 WAR)
-4.55 career WAR: Pepe Frias (-4.55 WAR)
Commissioner: Happy Chandler
Fun name: Ed Hug, Happy Smith, Law Daniels
Inspiration for a Costner character: Crash Davis
   3. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: July 14, 2017 at 10:33 AM (#5493424)
The BoSox just DFA'd Kung Fu Panda
   4. There are no words... (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: July 14, 2017 at 10:51 AM (#5493446)
3B: Jack Gleason (4.32 WAR)


Not that one...
   5. BDC Posted: July 14, 2017 at 11:03 AM (#5493462)
Johnny Murphy was an All-Star three straight seasons (1937-39) when he wasn't hugely effective (106 ERA+ overall, close to that each year). He was a good deal better in 1936 and again in 1941 and '43, though overlooked for those All-Star teams. He had a fine postseason record: 2 runs in 16 innings over six World Series.

Murphy was the general manager of the 1969 Mets, though he died soon after the season ended. But most intriguing to me in his obituary was a detail I never knew: he was absent from the majors in 1944-45, but not in the combat military: he served on the Manhattan Project, at Oak Ridge, TN (one of the facilities that purified radioactive material for the Bomb). I do not know what he did at Oak Ridge. He was in his mid-30s at the time. He'd gone to college at Fordham, but I don't know what he studied there.
   6. Bote Man Posted: July 14, 2017 at 11:14 AM (#5493481)
You simply can NOT make up this stuff:

Jennifer Jacobs @JenniferJJacobs
NEW: Trump plans to hire veteran DC lawyer Ty Cobb to be the point person INSIDE the White House on matters related to Russia probes. Lawyer Ty Cobb, a relative of legendary baseball player of same name, has a reputation for dealing with crises and corruption allegations.

The photo of Ty Cobb in that tweet resembles Wilford Brimley quite a bit. Maybe Trump has diabeetus???
   7. Vitor Artur Posted: July 14, 2017 at 11:14 AM (#5493482)
Jesse Tannehill, a birthday and a mention in the linked article for losing his umpiring job.
   8. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: July 14, 2017 at 12:17 PM (#5493557)

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
BDC
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP 18 September 2017: Ex-Baseball Star Darryl Strawberry Criticizes Jemele Hill, Praises POTUS: Trump is ‘A Great Man’
(868 - 1:33pm, Sep 21)
Last: Rockwell

NewsblogRaul Mondesi, former Yankees outfielder, sentenced to eight years in prison for corruption while mayor of San Cristobal
(18 - 1:33pm, Sep 21)
Last: Mark Armour

NewsblogPat Neshek rips Zack Greinke for not signing autograph | SI.com
(29 - 1:31pm, Sep 21)
Last: What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face?

NewsblogOT-NBA off season thread
(2415 - 1:30pm, Sep 21)
Last: Booey

NewsblogMLB, Rob Manfred must expand protective netting | SI.com
(37 - 1:26pm, Sep 21)
Last: Wahoo Sam

Newsblog‘Friends,’ the Sitcom That’s Still a Hit in Major League Baseball
(364 - 1:25pm, Sep 21)
Last: Man o' Schwar

NewsblogInside Baseball AL Notes | Young Yankees Re-Writing Record Books
(3 - 1:22pm, Sep 21)
Last: Nose army. Beef diaper? (CoB)

Newsblog‘Highly unlikely’ Mets risk Harvey burning them — with another team | New York Post
(8 - 1:21pm, Sep 21)
Last: bfan

NewsblogOT: New Season August 2017 Soccer Thread
(718 - 1:18pm, Sep 21)
Last: Nose army. Beef diaper? (CoB)

NewsblogThis is baseball’s home run breaking point | New York Post
(31 - 1:13pm, Sep 21)
Last: Booey

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 9-21-2017
(19 - 1:06pm, Sep 21)
Last: Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa

NewsblogA’s preferred stadium site criticized for causing gentrification, killing waterfowl | Field of Schemes
(73 - 1:00pm, Sep 21)
Last: Traderdave

Sox TherapyStep One Complete
(4 - 12:39pm, Sep 21)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogNever tell OMNICHATTER the odds! for September 21, 2017
(1 - 12:32pm, Sep 21)
Last: LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim

NewsblogYoenis Cespedes reveals his new offseason training plan | New York Post
(8 - 11:25am, Sep 21)
Last: Yonder Alonso in misguided trousers (cardinal)

Page rendered in 0.4196 seconds
47 querie(s) executed