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Friday, August 12, 2011

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 8-12-2011

Providence Evening Tribune, August 12, 1911:

Philadelphia, Aug. 12—Because he “knew” Ty Cobb, Raymond Cobb, who was arrested with 39 alleged “hoboes” in a raid along the waterfront, was allowed by Magistrate Carey to go free yesterday.


[Raymond Cobb] stated that he hailed from Detroit.  “Are you related to Ty Cobb?” asked Magistrated Carey.

“No, but I know him well,” answered Raymond.

“Discharged,” said the Magistrate.

He’s lucky he didn’t have to face Magistrate Morris.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: August 12, 2011 at 09:02 AM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: August 12, 2011 at 09:09 AM (#3898557)
Also in the Providence Evening Tribune 100 years ago today, New York Giants assistant secretary Eddie Brannick learns how matches are made:
"What is that stuff growing there?" [Brannick] inquired of Beals Becker.

"You mean the short, yellow sticks?" asked Becker.

"You don't mean to say you never saw a match field before!" exclaimed Arthur Fletcher.

"No," replied Eddie. "Is that one?"

"Yes; they raise lots of matches in Ohio," solemnly declared Fletcher. "Especially around Barberton. But they're not heading very good this summer, although the sticks are coming up nicely."

"I see," said Eddie. "That field we just passed hasn't any match heads at all. I suppose they're the kind that just flare up and fizzle out when you strike them."
   2. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: August 12, 2011 at 02:39 PM (#3898624)
In honor of Uggla's ongoing hitting streak, I was looking for the WORST overall season by any player who had a hitting streak of 31 games or more in that season--the worst I found was Ken Landreaux in 1980. The streak ended on May 30th and he was at 356/409/475. For the remainder of the year, he hit 238/291/384.
   3. what rhymes with STIGGLES Posted: August 12, 2011 at 04:14 PM (#3898697)
some fun with NL leaderboards:

top 5 pitchers by WAR:
1. Halladay (PHI) 5.5
2. Hamels (PHI) 5.0
3. Lee (PHI) 4.6

4. Kershaw (LAD) 4.2
5. Chacin (COL) 3.9

top 5 by innings pitched:
1. Halladay (PHI) 175.2
2. Lee (PHI) 172.0

3. Carpenter (STL) 171.1
4. Kershaw (LAD) 167.2
5. Hamels (PHI) 167.0

top 5 by WHIP:
1. Hamels (PHI) 0.958
2. Cueto (CIN) 1.022
3. Kershaw (LAD) 1.038
4. Halladay (PHI) 1.047
5. Lee (PHI) 1.087

top 5 6 pitchers by strikeouts:
1. Kershaw (LAD) 184
2. Lee (PHI) 177
3. Lincecum (SFG) 165
4. Halladay (PHI) 163
5. Sanchez (FLA) 153
6. Hamels (PHI) 150

top 5 by BB/9
1. Halladay (PHI) 1.127
2. Zimmermann (WSN) 1.614
3. Karstens (PIT) 1.654
4. Hamels (PHI) 1.671
5. Lee (PHI) 1.779

top 5 by K/BB:
1. Halladay (PHI) 7.409
2. Lee (PHI) 5.206
3. Hamels (PHI) 4.839

4. Zimmermann (WSN) 4.346
5. Kershaw (LAD) 4.089
   4. what rhymes with STIGGLES Posted: August 12, 2011 at 04:22 PM (#3898704)
oh, and also, it looks like jack cust signed a minor league deal with the phillies.

this is shaping up to be a hell of a postseason roster:




   5. Famous Original Joe C Posted: August 12, 2011 at 04:25 PM (#3898707)
Phillies : Pitching :: STEAGLES : Front-running
   6. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: August 12, 2011 at 04:38 PM (#3898713)
In honor of Uggla's ongoing hitting streak, I was looking for the WORST overall season by any player who had a hitting streak of 31 games or more in that season--the worst I found was Ken Landreaux in 1980. The streak ended on May 30th and he was at 356/409/475. For the remainder of the year, he hit 238/291/384.

That's the great thing about Uggla's streak. He could break Dimaggio's record and still wind up with the worst season of a guy with a 30-game hitting streak.
   7. what rhymes with STIGGLES Posted: August 12, 2011 at 05:02 PM (#3898723)
Phillies : Pitching :: STEAGLES : Front-running
and yet, i care just as much about the sixers as i do about the phillies.
   8. Cris E Posted: August 14, 2011 at 04:52 PM (#3899697)
Cool story in the paper today about the birth of Jack Hannahan's first child this week.

So the other day, immediately after the Indians played the Red Sox at night in Boston, the Cretin-Derham Hall grad and former Gopher from St. Paul received an urgent telephone call. It was from his wife, Jenny, a former St. Mark's School kindergarten teacher who was back in Cleveland. The couple's first baby was due any moment, Jenny told Jack, and if he wanted to be there for the birth, he had better get on a flight. Soon.

Jack tried desperately, but no flights were available from Boston to Cleveland late that night.

While Hannahan sat alone at his locker, worried about his plight, teammate Justin Masterson walked by. The pitcher asked Hannahan how he was doing. Jack told him about the baby.

Masterson told him he should take a private jet to Cleveland. Cost: $35,000. Hannahan said he couldn't afford that.

"Book it," Masterson told Hannahan.

"I can't. It costs too much," Hannahan replied.

"Book it!" Masterson said.

Then Masterson passed a hat around the clubhouse. Teammates immediately contributed $35,000.

Hannahan zoomed off to Cleveland in a private jet. When he arrived, a limousine was waiting for him at the airport. It rushed Jack to the hospital, where he greeted Jenny at 3 a.m.

John Joseph V, with Jack by Jenny's side, was born 15 minutes later. All is well.

Charley Walters: Jack Hannahan's Cleveland teammates show they care
   9. PreservedFish Posted: August 14, 2011 at 05:23 PM (#3899708)
Phillies : Pitching :: STEAGLES : Front-running

I'm surprised that someone willing to put the effort of cutting and pasting, bold names, and even use the strike tag cannot be bothered to use capital letters.

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