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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 7-26-2012

Milwaukee Journal, July 26, 1912:

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn, July 26—Nicollet ball yard came near being the scene of an assassination Wednesday afternoon near the close of the second game between the Millers and those [Louisville] Colonels.  As he returned to the bench [Louisville pitcher Doc Moskiman] pulled off his glove…and in a childish burst of temper hurled it at the bench.

A gust of air caught the glove and it whizzed through one of the boxes at the rate of fifty miles an hour. It zipped past the ruddy countenance and rotund dome of Rev. Golightly Morrill…the glove whirled around him and slammed the Honorable Adolph Eberhart squarely in the gubernatorial eye.  The governor wiped out his eye and laughed, but not G.L.
...

A later examination of the glove showed that it was not injured in the slightest degree by contact with the eagle eye of His Excellency. A cursory slant at his official niblets disclosed that he wasn’t scratched. All’s well that ends well.

A much happier ending than the Reggie Jackson-Queen Elizabeth incident.

Greasy Neale Heaton (Dan Lee) Posted: July 26, 2012 at 05:16 AM | 102 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Greasy Neale Heaton (Dan Lee) Posted: July 26, 2012 at 05:39 AM (#4192466)
Once again, good pitching and not much offense on today's Birthday Team. Maybe Freddie's fat because he eats when he's depressed.

C: Larry Woodall
1B: Sam Leslie
2B: Jimmy Bloodworth
3B: Pete Ward
SS: Jody Reed
LF: Norm Siebern
CF: Tom Saffell
RF: Bill Hassamaer

SP: Freddie Fitzsimmons
SP: Sad Sam Jones
SP: Ellis Kinder
SP: Brandon Morrow
SP: Marty Bystrom
RP: Hoyt Wilhelm
RP: Joaquin Benoit

PH: Greg Colbrunn
Utilityman: Sibby Sisti
Owner: Sam Breadon
Umpire: Ken Kaiser
Fun Names: Tricky Nichols, Horatio Munn, Otto McIvor
   2. Random Transaction Generator Posted: July 26, 2012 at 08:15 AM (#4192489)
Can someone please figure out what's going on with Ricky Romero?
He's absolutely clueless out there on the mound now.
He's given up 47 ER in the last 9 starts (8.08 ERA).

Since the season is almost surely over for the Jays (their starting catcher, Arencibia, is now out 6-8 weeks), maybe they can try and "Halladay" him by sending him down to A-ball and having someone rework his mechanics. At this point, he has zero confidence in himself.

Side note:
I see that Francisco Cordero is still blowing saves, even after leaving the Jays.
The Jays automatically won that deal with the Astros, just by getting him off their roster.
   3. Hack Wilson Posted: July 26, 2012 at 08:36 AM (#4192499)
On the birthday team Fat Freddie Fitzsimmons was also a manager and Hoyt Wilhelm's pitching coach on the Giants.
   4. mathesond Posted: July 26, 2012 at 09:00 AM (#4192509)
I keep thinking Romero is hiding an injury...I can't remember the last time he had a decent start, and am not sure he's put two in a row this season.
   5. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: July 26, 2012 at 09:22 AM (#4192522)
For those of you who enjoy the Birthday Teams, you can (shameless plug!) check out the best of July.

July's strength--not reflected really in the column--is their pen: Wilhelm, Wagner and Gossage all born this month.
   6. Dag Nabbit is part of the zombie horde Posted: July 26, 2012 at 09:31 AM (#4192526)
RF: Bill Hassamaer

Roarin' Bill Hasssamer. When I wrote my book, I mentioned him in the section on Gus Schmelz. When I had people proofread chapters for me, one guy noted that I misspelled Hassamaer's last name.

To this day, I'm amazed that someone not only not only knew who Hasamaer was, but could identify a misspelling in his name on sight.
   7. Joey B.: posting for the kids of northeast Ohio Posted: July 26, 2012 at 09:55 AM (#4192535)
Wouldn't it be a real pisser if the oh so great and vaunted A.L. East ended up not even getting one wild card team this season?
   8. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: July 26, 2012 at 10:00 AM (#4192542)
Wouldn't it be a real pisser if the oh so great and vaunted A.L. East ended up not even getting one wild card team this season?
No complaints here.
   9. NJ in DC (Now unemployed!) Posted: July 26, 2012 at 10:15 AM (#4192555)
Where are the Reds fans? Why is no one talking about Homer Bailey? I've always kept tabs on him since the days when he, Hughes, and Gallardo were the Top 3 pitching prospects in the minors and it is interesting to me that he and Hughes seem to finally be finding their footing in the majors. Would love to hear from Reds fans or anyone who watches the guy regularly.
   10. Tom Nawrocki Posted: July 26, 2012 at 10:45 AM (#4192574)
With his 10th triple of the year last night, Dexter Fowler has now tied Neifi Perez for the all-time triples lead in Rockies franchise history, with 49. He's now sitting at 11 doubles, 10 triples and 12 homers; it would be mighty cool if Dexter finished the year with more triples and more homers than he had doubles.
   11. BDC Posted: July 26, 2012 at 10:54 AM (#4192582)
OK, a long-promised trivia question. In baseball history, there have been five third basemen who played more than a thousand MLB games without ever playing an inning at any other position (though one of them has DH'd several times). Can you name the five? One is a Hall of Famer; one a highly-regarded glove man from long ago; one a six-time All-Star, still alive but now semi-forgotten; and two active players (one of them being the guy who's DH'd some).
   12. SoSH U at work Posted: July 26, 2012 at 10:59 AM (#4192587)
it would be mighty cool if Dexter finished the year with more triples and more homers than he had doubles.


Has anyone ever done that with any meaningful number of at bats?

HoFer: Brooks?
Active: Rolen, Aramis Ramirez
   13. BDC Posted: July 26, 2012 at 11:01 AM (#4192591)
The active 3B without innings at other positions are indeed Rolen and Ramirez. (Ramirez has done some DHing, and Rolen not, even though Rolen is the one with some time on an AL roster.)

Brooks Robinson, though, played occasionally at 2B and SS in his early days, as has been the case with many superior defensive 3B.
   14. Joey B.: posting for the kids of northeast Ohio Posted: July 26, 2012 at 11:03 AM (#4192592)
With his 10th triple of the year last night, Dexter Fowler has now tied Neifi Perez for the all-time triples lead in Rockies franchise history, with 49. He's now sitting at 11 doubles, 10 triples and 12 homers; it would be mighty cool if Dexter finished the year with more triples and more homers than he had doubles.

Frankly, I'm surprised that Fowler's name hasn't come up a lot more in trade rumors. I would think you could get a good bit more from a contender for him than you could for Marco Scutaro.
   15. JJ1986 Posted: July 26, 2012 at 11:07 AM (#4192596)
one a six-time All-Star, still alive but now semi-forgotten;


Ron Cey?
   16. BDC Posted: July 26, 2012 at 11:10 AM (#4192598)
Cey, almost; but he played a few innings at first base for the 1987 A's.
   17. Randy Jones Posted: July 26, 2012 at 11:12 AM (#4192599)
HoFer: Pie Traynor or Home Run Baker?

6-time all-star: Nettles?
   18. They paved Misirlou, put up a parking lot Posted: July 26, 2012 at 11:18 AM (#4192604)
Willie Kamm?
   19. Tom Nawrocki Posted: July 26, 2012 at 11:19 AM (#4192606)

Frankly, I'm surprised that Fowler's name hasn't come up a lot more in trade rumors. I would think you could get a good bit more from a contender for him than you could for Marco Scutaro.


I'm pretty sure the Rockies have no interest in trading Dexter Fowler. He's only 26, and he's put up a 128 OPS+ from a good defensive centerfielder. That's a building block, not a trade chit.
   20. BDC Posted: July 26, 2012 at 11:20 AM (#4192608)
Home Run Baker is the HOFer.

That leaves two others. The 6-time All-Star is not Nettles (who played every position except pitcher, catcher, and 2B, strange to say). He's alive, as I said, but older and even more forgotten than Cey or Nettles, I'd reckon.

The deceased old-timer is not a famous player either, though revered in his day for his glove work. He hit .300 only once, in a .281 league, for a 5th-place team, and still finished 5th in the MVP voting.
   21. BDC Posted: July 26, 2012 at 11:21 AM (#4192609)
And in fact Misirlou identified Kamm (the old-timer) before I finished typing. Cool. One to go.
   22. They paved Misirlou, put up a parking lot Posted: July 26, 2012 at 11:24 AM (#4192614)
The deceased old-timer is not a famous player either, though revered in his day for his glove work. He hit .300 only once, in a .281 league, for a 5th-place team, and still finished 5th in the MVP voting.


Well, to be fair, the guy who hit .323 with 54 HR wasn't eligible. Neither was the guy who hit .374 with 142 RBI.
   23. They paved Misirlou, put up a parking lot Posted: July 26, 2012 at 11:25 AM (#4192615)
Buddy Bell?

edit: No
   24. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: July 26, 2012 at 11:26 AM (#4192616)
Where are the Reds fans? Why is no one talking about Homer Bailey? I've always kept tabs on him since the days when he, Hughes, and Gallardo were the Top 3 pitching prospects in the minors and it is interesting to me that he and Hughes seem to finally be finding their footing in the majors. Would love to hear from Reds fans or anyone who watches the guy regularly.

I'd love to hear something as well. He was terrific last night, as he has been in the last few starts. The only reason I've even noticed is because I picked him up on my fantasy team for yesterday with the intention of streaming him, but he has San Diego next. I may have to keep him.
   25. BDC Posted: July 26, 2012 at 11:29 AM (#4192622)
It's not Bell, who played everywhere but pitcher and catcher. I'm really getting old, because I remember Buddy Bell as a rookie outfielder (he was blocked at 3B by Graig Nettles, in fact). I remember Graig Nettles as a rookie, for that matter, though I should stop here before I have to take mandatory retirement.

The All-Star is someone I don't remember as an active player at all. He retired the year before Nettles came up.
   26. They paved Misirlou, put up a parking lot Posted: July 26, 2012 at 11:34 AM (#4192627)
Are you sure about the 6 time All Star thing? Because according to BBREF, the only 3B who were 6 time all stars are Ron Cey, Graig nettles, and David Wright.
   27. Kiko Sakata Posted: July 26, 2012 at 11:35 AM (#4192630)
Clete Boyer?
   28. TerpNats Posted: July 26, 2012 at 11:35 AM (#4192631)
If the Nationals win tonight in Milwaukee, it will mark the first time a Washington MLB team has had 20 more wins than losses since the 1945 Senators finished 87-67 (and they won their final game on Sept. 23). For +21, go back to Sept. 18 of '45 (85-64); for +22, 83-61 on Sept. 14. Above that, one has to go back to the pennant-winning 1933 Senators.

I give you this information because just about all the information on the current team is based in Expos/Nats history, not D.C. baseball history. (And chances are if it happens, you won't hear it from Bob and F.P. tonight, unless Washington baseball maven Phil Wood sends the info their way.)
   29. Ok, Griffey's Dunn (Nothing Iffey About Griffey) Posted: July 26, 2012 at 11:36 AM (#4192632)
Would love to hear from Reds fans or anyone who watches the guy regularly.

I'd love to hear something as well. He was terrific last night, as he has been in the last few starts. The only reason I've even noticed is because I picked him up on my fantasy team for yesterday with the intention of streaming him, but he has San Diego next. I may have to keep him.


Well, from this Reds fan's perspective, the main thing he's improved on between this year and previous is what's going on inside his head. Until this year, he's always had good stuff, but, never seemed to trust it and was also one of the most easily rattled pitchers I've ever witnessed. He'd get a couple guys on base, and you just knew the next batter was going to hit a 3-run bomb. That doesn't happen anymore. He still mixes in a few clunkers, but, the last couple months he has been excellent.

Also, in reference to the Reds, Joey Votto has been out 10 games now, and the Reds are 8-2 without him. I know the teams they've played (D-backs, Brew Crew, Asstros) haven't exactly been great this year, but, every one of the regular batters, except Bruce, have improved on their season slash line numbers over the last ten games. It's like they all had the same thought "crap, Joey can't carry us anymore, time to pick it up". We'll see how long they can keep it going, but, they've been a joy to watch over the last 2 weeks.
   30. BDC Posted: July 26, 2012 at 11:38 AM (#4192637)
The guy I'm thinking of played in eight All-Star Games in six different seasons. The double-ASG circa 1960 may throw off some of the B-Ref totals. He started five of those ASGs.
   31. They paved Misirlou, put up a parking lot Posted: July 26, 2012 at 11:39 AM (#4192638)
Ah, found him. He was selected in 6 different years, but actually played in 8 different games.
   32. They paved Misirlou, put up a parking lot Posted: July 26, 2012 at 11:39 AM (#4192639)
Coke?
   33. BDC Posted: July 26, 2012 at 11:39 AM (#4192640)
And it's not Clete Boyer, who played a fair amount of shortstop.
   34. Kiko Sakata Posted: July 26, 2012 at 11:44 AM (#4192647)
And it's not Clete Boyer, who played a fair amount of shortstop.


And also never made an All-Star game I noticed when I checked my answer.

So, not to derail the guessing, but what was the deal with the two All-Star games? Why did they start and stop doing that, and was it always the exact same rosters for both games or did they pick a second set of All-Stars a month later based on how guys did in that interim month or something? This is before my time.
   35. TerpNats Posted: July 26, 2012 at 11:49 AM (#4192649)
They held two All-Star games in 1959 to take advantage of the big money from a gate at the Los Angeles Coliseum, with its capacity of 90,000+. The ASG had already been slated for Pittsburgh and the Pirates didn't want to give it up, so a second game was added. The procedure was repeated in 1960, at Kansas City and Yankee Stadium.

In '61 and '62, one game was held in each league's park (San Francisco and Boston, then Washington's D.C. Stadium and Wrigley Field). By then, holding two games was deemed pointless, and MLB went back to one game.
   36. aleskel Posted: July 26, 2012 at 11:55 AM (#4192654)
for the HOFer, I was going to guess Schmidt, but I figured that was too obvious to be the answer. And checking BB-Ref, I was right - I had no idea Schmidt filled in at SS as much as he did.
   37. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: July 26, 2012 at 11:57 AM (#4192657)
Thanks, #29!
   38. They paved Misirlou, put up a parking lot Posted: July 26, 2012 at 12:18 PM (#4192669)
OK, same question as BDC, but SS. 4 players: 2 HOF, one active, one ROY. Also, one active player with only 1/3 of an inning at another position.
   39. Tom Nawrocki Posted: July 26, 2012 at 12:21 PM (#4192671)
I think Aparicio and Ozzie Smith are the Hall of Famers.
   40. Randy Jones Posted: July 26, 2012 at 12:21 PM (#4192672)
Jeter
   41. SoSH U at work Posted: July 26, 2012 at 12:23 PM (#4192675)
Ozzie Guillen?

   42. They paved Misirlou, put up a parking lot Posted: July 26, 2012 at 12:24 PM (#4192676)
Aparicio and Smith are correct.

Jeter


Ah crap. I completely spaced on him. OK, 5 players, 2 active...
   43. TerpNats Posted: July 26, 2012 at 12:24 PM (#4192677)
for the HOFer, I was going to guess Schmidt, but I figured that was too obvious to be the answer. And checking BB-Ref, I was right - I had no idea Schmidt filled in at SS as much as he did.
After Schmidt hit his 500th homer in the top of the ninth at Pittsburgh, he played shortstop in the bottom half (as a result of some lineup changes). Don't think he had a chance in the field, as the Phillies held on and won.
   44. They paved Misirlou, put up a parking lot Posted: July 26, 2012 at 12:24 PM (#4192679)
Guillen is incorrect.
   45. SoSH U at work Posted: July 26, 2012 at 12:25 PM (#4192680)
How about Walt Weiss?

   46. They paved Misirlou, put up a parking lot Posted: July 26, 2012 at 12:26 PM (#4192681)
Weiss is correct. Looking for 2 active players, one of whom played 1/3 of an innings elsewhere.
   47. SoSH U at work Posted: July 26, 2012 at 12:28 PM (#4192686)
Jimmy Rollins?

   48. They paved Misirlou, put up a parking lot Posted: July 26, 2012 at 12:29 PM (#4192687)
Rollins played 1/3 inning at 2B 10 years ago. Correct.
   49. Juilin Sandar to Conkling Speedwell (Arjun) Posted: July 26, 2012 at 12:42 PM (#4192698)
Is the other one the Brewers' Alex Gonzalez?
   50. They paved Misirlou, put up a parking lot Posted: July 26, 2012 at 12:47 PM (#4192702)
Sea Bass it is.
   51. BDC Posted: July 26, 2012 at 12:48 PM (#4192705)
IIRC, early in his career, if the Phillies pinch-hit for Larry Bowa, Schmidt might move over to shortstop for a couple of innings late in a game. It didn't happen frequently, but Schmidt was more than able for it.

Still haven't named my last third baseman :) We may have to page Harv, or some of the more senior Sox Therapy guys …
   52. They paved Misirlou, put up a parking lot Posted: July 26, 2012 at 12:51 PM (#4192708)
Surprisingly, I though there would be more, as a lot of good glove, no hit guys have amassed 1,000 or more games at SS. Guillen has games at 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and OF. Bowa has 5 games at 2B. Rizzuto 2 games at 2B. Marty Marion, 2 games at 3B. Dick Schofield has games at 2nd and 3rd, as does Belanger.
   53. They paved Misirlou, put up a parking lot Posted: July 26, 2012 at 12:53 PM (#4192710)
Still haven't named my last third baseman :) We may have to page Harv, or some of the more senior Sox Therapy guys …


Sorry Bob. Thought we were done. Didn't mean to steal your thunder. I know the guy, because I looked him up.
   54. BDC Posted: July 26, 2012 at 01:02 PM (#4192719)
No worries; I was AFK trying to jump-start a car anyway :)

Trying to research this whole single-position phenomenon, I found 34 catchers and 24 first basemen who had only played their position (or that plus DH). There are, I believe, nine second basemen, which is on the edge of a good trivia question; but the 2B are hard to guess, some of them kind of random. Shortstop and 3B are the rarer ones. Though I did find one CF and one LF who had played a thousand games without playing anywhere else on the diamond, at least in the years when the records are available. That's the rarest, because the OF positions are highly "fungible" …
   55. Tom Nawrocki Posted: July 26, 2012 at 01:02 PM (#4192720)
Tulowitzki has not played anywhere other than shortstop, although he has just 741 games there so far, and has yet to qualify for the trivia question.
   56. Rants Mulliniks Posted: July 26, 2012 at 01:04 PM (#4192722)
Frank Malzone?
   57. Rants Mulliniks Posted: July 26, 2012 at 01:05 PM (#4192724)
It is Frank Malzone, I had to look him up after I hit submit. Still wracking the brain for the old-timer.
   58. They paved Misirlou, put up a parking lot Posted: July 26, 2012 at 01:12 PM (#4192736)
I just finished the secondbasemen, and found only 8, plus one guy who played 1 game at 3B his rookie year of an 18 year career.
   59. BDC Posted: July 26, 2012 at 01:15 PM (#4192739)
Misirlou guessed the old-timer in #18. Rants completes the 3B group.

Malzone is an interesting player. B-Ref has him as a good fielder, though hardly historic; DRA has him at -11 runs for his career. He wasn't a fabled glove man, though he won three Gold Gloves (including one when both leagues were included). As a hitter, he was OK (B-Ref rates him pretty good compared to contemporary 3B, but only about league average through the middle of his career among all hitters). He wasn't really surrounded by superhuman fielders on those Sox teams, and he played with half-a-dozen first basemen of mixed ability. Yet his managers never tried him anywhere but 3B. He appears to have played only one minor-league game anywhere else (SS). Third base is a position many guys pass through on their way from SS or to 1B, but Malzone seems to have been born right there and stayed right there.
   60. BDC Posted: July 26, 2012 at 01:20 PM (#4192747)
I think there are nine second basemen. One of them just played his thousandth game earlier this year, if that's a factor. I could be mistaken, for sure.
   61. They paved Misirlou, put up a parking lot Posted: July 26, 2012 at 01:22 PM (#4192749)
I think there are nine second basemen. One of them just played his thousandth game earlier this year, if that's a factor. I could be mistaken, for sure.


Ah, you are correct sir. Like Jeter, I skipped over him thinking there's no way he didn't play another position sometime previous.

I'm bad at this.
   62. SoSH U at work Posted: July 26, 2012 at 01:29 PM (#4192755)
I think there are nine second basemen. One of them just played his thousandth game earlier this year, if that's a factor.


Brandon Phillips?
   63. BDC Posted: July 26, 2012 at 01:32 PM (#4192757)
One guy who played his way off the 2B-only list earlier this year is Orlando Hudson. I have no idea what they were thinking; playing Orlando Hudson at third base is like using a Van Gogh to cover a broken windowpane.
   64. BDC Posted: July 26, 2012 at 01:36 PM (#4192759)
Phillips has some time at SS.

I have to go teach class in a bit, and don't want to turn the nine 2B into a full-scale trivia question because I won't be around to keep score, but you are free to run it, Misirlou. Only one of the nine is a HOFer, and the first one I guessed, Charlie Gehringer, is not on the list because he had a few innings elsewhere in the infield.
   65. Tom Nawrocki Posted: July 26, 2012 at 01:38 PM (#4192763)
I assumed it was Utley.
   66. JJ1986 Posted: July 26, 2012 at 01:39 PM (#4192766)
Utley's played 1B.

I'd guess Aaron Hill. Edit: Nope, though he did just pass 1000 games.
   67. They paved Misirlou, put up a parking lot Posted: July 26, 2012 at 01:43 PM (#4192768)
What the hell.

9 2b have played 1,000 or more games and not an inning elsewhere. 2 are active, one is a HOFer, one should be, one retired a few years ago, one old timer, 2 were well regarded glove men and all stars, and the last one is pretty obscure. Won GG, played in 20 LCS games but 0 WS.
   68. JJ1986 Posted: July 26, 2012 at 01:43 PM (#4192769)
one should be


This one is Lou Whitaker.
   69. SoSH U at work Posted: July 26, 2012 at 01:44 PM (#4192771)
Cano? He seems like he'd be in the 1,000-game neigborhood.
   70. They paved Misirlou, put up a parking lot Posted: July 26, 2012 at 01:45 PM (#4192772)
Whitaker and Cano are correct.
   71. SoSH U at work Posted: July 26, 2012 at 01:52 PM (#4192779)
Kinsler?

   72. They paved Misirlou, put up a parking lot Posted: July 26, 2012 at 01:54 PM (#4192783)
Kinsler may get there next year. 849 games, all at 2b, plus a bunch at DH.
   73. Rants Mulliniks Posted: July 26, 2012 at 01:58 PM (#4192787)
Grudzielanek?

Edit
Nope, he actaully played a ton at SS....
   74. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: July 26, 2012 at 01:58 PM (#4192788)
Maz?
   75. Rants Mulliniks Posted: July 26, 2012 at 01:59 PM (#4192790)
Frank White?

Edit - nope
   76. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: July 26, 2012 at 02:01 PM (#4192793)
Glenn Hubbard
Frank White edit: guess not
   77. They paved Misirlou, put up a parking lot Posted: July 26, 2012 at 02:03 PM (#4192794)
Hubbard is correct.

Hint: 2 of these guys have 30+ game hitting streaks.
   78. SoSH U at work Posted: July 26, 2012 at 02:04 PM (#4192795)
Luis Castillo.

   79. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: July 26, 2012 at 02:05 PM (#4192797)
Willie Randolph

Bobby Doerr
   80. They paved Misirlou, put up a parking lot Posted: July 26, 2012 at 02:05 PM (#4192799)
Doerr is correct. Randolph played 1 game at 3B his rookie year.
   81. They paved Misirlou, put up a parking lot Posted: July 26, 2012 at 02:06 PM (#4192800)
Castillo is correct.
   82. SoSH U at work Posted: July 26, 2012 at 02:10 PM (#4192803)
Dave Cash? (Only guy I can think of who might have gotten 20 LCS games without a WS).

   83. They paved Misirlou, put up a parking lot Posted: July 26, 2012 at 02:16 PM (#4192808)
No. More obscure, but more recent than Cash.
   84. JJ1986 Posted: July 26, 2012 at 02:20 PM (#4192812)
Jose Lind?
   85. SoSH U at work Posted: July 26, 2012 at 02:20 PM (#4192813)
Bill Doran?

   86. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: July 26, 2012 at 02:21 PM (#4192814)
Joey Cora?
   87. SoSH U at work Posted: July 26, 2012 at 02:26 PM (#4192817)
Jay Bell.

   88. They paved Misirlou, put up a parking lot Posted: July 26, 2012 at 02:29 PM (#4192819)
Jose Lind is correct.

Lind, Castillo, Doerr, Hubbard, Whitaker, and Cano have all been guessed. Left is the old timer, not a household name, but I'd venture most primates have heard of him, a gold glove winner, multiple All Star, and an active player. One of them has a 30 game hit streak.

btw, Cora and Bell are incorrect.

edit: as is Doran
   89. JJ1986 Posted: July 26, 2012 at 02:32 PM (#4192820)
I found the active player by cheating. I am stunned he's never played another position.
   90. aleskel Posted: July 26, 2012 at 02:32 PM (#4192821)
Brian Roberts?

EDIT: consarn it
   91. They paved Misirlou, put up a parking lot Posted: July 26, 2012 at 02:34 PM (#4192823)
I found the active player by cheating. I am stunned he's never played another position.


As was I (see #61).
   92. JJ1986 Posted: July 26, 2012 at 02:36 PM (#4192824)
I have no idea why, but when I was a two year old child, Jose Lind was my absolute favorite baseball player. To this day, I have an incredibly beat up 1988 Topps Jose Lind card.
   93. SoSH U at work Posted: July 26, 2012 at 02:36 PM (#4192825)
Rickie Weeks?

   94. They paved Misirlou, put up a parking lot Posted: July 26, 2012 at 02:38 PM (#4192826)
No on Weeks.
   95. Kiko Sakata Posted: July 26, 2012 at 02:43 PM (#4192831)
Bill Wambsganss for the old guy?
Howie Kendrick for the active guy?
   96. They paved Misirlou, put up a parking lot Posted: July 26, 2012 at 02:45 PM (#4192833)
No for both. The old guy won a MVP award.
   97. Juilin Sandar to Conkling Speedwell (Arjun) Posted: July 26, 2012 at 03:36 PM (#4192857)
Guesses for the active guy: Dan Uggla or Mark Ellis?
   98. BDC Posted: July 26, 2012 at 03:42 PM (#4192858)
José Lind was just a delight to watch: silky-smooth, as people sometimes say of great second basemen. Which reminds me, since I already know the answers, that Bobby Knoop is not on the list. He played something like five innings at third base, all in the late innings, during his last two years in the majors. Otherwise, he'd be the archetype: such a great second baseman that it would be pointless to try him anywhere else. Jerry Priddy would be in the same category, except that he was blocked by Joe Gordon when he first came up and was used in utility, and later played some emergency shortstop.
   99. They paved Misirlou, put up a parking lot Posted: July 26, 2012 at 03:53 PM (#4192865)
Yeah, Uggla the improbable. Not only for his 34 game hitting streak when he hit .233 overall, but the man is by all accounts and absolute butcher, and he hits well enough to justify a corner position.
   100. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: July 26, 2012 at 10:25 PM (#4193262)
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