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Monday, August 18, 2014

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 8-18-2014

[New York] Evening World, August 18, 1914:

After yesterday’s accident it is likely that spectators will stop the very dangerous practice of throwing balls from the stand directly to the plate. Some one threw a ball from the stand during the latter part of the second game that struck Catcher Nunamaker on the head, while his back was turned, and knocked him senseless. The ball was thrown with great force too. It is believed that the shot was intended for Umpire Chill, who had the fans “on him” all afternoon.

Alas, fans still throw baseballs onto the field from time to time.

Dan Lee is some pumkins Posted: August 18, 2014 at 07:59 AM | 19 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dugout, history, les nunamaker, ollie chill

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   1. Dan Lee is some pumkins Posted: August 18, 2014 at 08:13 AM (#4773297)
Grimes and Lanier, and a whole a lot of fear?
Grimes and Lanier, then drink a bunch of beer?
Lanier and Grimes, I'm struggling for rhymes?

Anyway, the right fielder probably has one of the three best arms on today's Birthday Team.

C: Mike LaValliere
1B: Jack Howell
2B: Sam Wise
3B: Buck Weaver
SS: Wally Gerber
LF: Bobby Higginson
CF: Bernie Friberg
RF: Roberto Clemente

SP/Manager: Burleigh Grimes
SP: Max Lanier
SP: Gus Dorner
SP: Albie Lopez
SP: Pat Misch
RP: Bob Humphreys

Backup catchers: Joe Azcue, Bruce Benedict
Fun Name: Bucky Guth
Team President: Carl Barger
Umpire: Derryl Cousins
   2. Rennie's Tenet Posted: August 18, 2014 at 08:34 AM (#4773302)
Sam Wise could be the Designated Hobbit.
   3. bobm Posted: August 18, 2014 at 08:52 AM (#4773305)
Grimes and Lanier, and wait 'til next year
   4. Dag Nabbit is a cornucopia of errors Posted: August 18, 2014 at 09:27 AM (#4773322)
1877 last game: Candy Cummings
1884 MLB debut: Oyster Burns
1890 Buck Weaver born
1892 last game: George Gore
1893 Burleigh Grimes born
1903 Phillies have their 9th straight PPD, streak began 8/10
1906 Wee Willie Keeler fans for only the 2nd time this year. Same guy that got him 1st time gets him now: Ed Walsh
1909 Arlie Latham, age 50, steals base for NYG, oldest to do it
1909 John McGraw makes Arlie Latham baseball's first full-time coach
1910 Red Faber tosses prefect game for Dubuque vs Davenport
1913 Erskine Mayer sets NL record by surrendering 9 consecutive hits
1915 Braves Field opens w/ crowd est'd between 42-46,000
1915 DET trades Baby Dol Jacobson & $15,000 to STB for Bill James
1915 MLB debut: High Pockets Kelly
1915 Wilbur Good steals 2nd, 3rd, & home in 6th inning
1922 3rd of 12 walk-off HR for Babe Ruth
1922 Landis bans Phil Douglas for life
1922 MLB debut: Jim Bottomley
1925 4,000 games as manager: Connie Mack (1,971-1,973)
1925 Roger Peckinpaugh's 3rd SH of the day is the 300th of his career, something only 11 men do
1927 A's franchise reocrd hits .500. Stays over for 14 years: 1,984-1,984
1928 Marge Schott born
1929 Hank Gowdy, who lasted played MLB in 1925, goes 4-for-4 leading BOB to 10-9 win over CIN
1934 Roberto Clemente born
1937 1st of 4 walkoff HR for Joe DiMaggio
1938 7th consecutive BB for Billy Rogell
1940 NY Daily News writer Jimmy Powers says NYY in 5th because they got a "mass polio epidemic" from Gehrig
1940 Ted Williams says his salary of $12,500 is peanuts
1943 Early Wynn's longest outing: 13.1 IP, 14 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 6 K. Loses 3-2 to CWS
1943 STB trade Harlond Clift to WAS
1945 scheduled demonstrations to end segregation in MLB at the Polo Grounds & Ebbets Field are called off
1951 Hank Borowy, DET, in relief: 0 IP, 5 H, 9 R, 9 ER, 4 BB, 0 K. Only time since 1920, SP or RP, 9 R & 0 outs
1952 NL suspends Leo Durocher for 5 days and fines him $100 for a row w/ an umpire
1953 WAS 10, NYY 8. NYY led 8-1 after 7. WAS scores 2 in to p8th & SEVEN in top 9th.
1956 Bob Thurman, CIN, hits 3 HR in one game. It's 4th straight month a different Red has done it (Bell, Bailey, Klu)
1957 4th inning ground-rule 2B off Connie Johnson gives Mickey Mantle his peak career AVG: .317241 (1,058/3,335)
1960 Bob Sprout fans 22 in 7-inning no-hitter for Decatur 3-0 over Waterloo
1960 Lew Burdette throws nohitter. No walks. HBP of Tony Gonzalez in 5th or its perfect
1965 Hank Aaron's lost HR. In ATL-STL game, hits one onto Bush roof, but Bob Uecker convinces ump he stepped beyond batter's box. He's out
1965 last game: Ryne Duren
1965 MLB debut: Tito Fuentes
1967 Charles Finley suspends pitcher Lew Krausse for conduct unbecoming a major leaguer. He also cuts Ken "Hawk" Harrelson for calling the owner "detrimental to baseball"
1967 Jack Hamilton beans Ton Conigliaro in left cheekbone just below the eye socket
1968 ump Chris Pelekousas thrice calls illegal pitches against CHC PhilRegan, twice allowing batter to hit again. 1.
1970 Bobby Higginson born
1976 Nolan Ryan fans 17 in 10 innings
1980 George Brett hitting streak maxes at 30 games. 57-for-122, 10 2B, 3 3B, 6 HR. .467/.504/.746
1981 MLB debut: Steve Sax
1982 Final game: Al Hrabosky
1982 LAD 2, CHC 1 (21) Completes game begin yesterday. Fernandeo Valenzuela & Jerry Reuss in the OF. Reuss wins it & normal 8/18 g
1983 Pine Tar Game finally, mercifully ends. NYY play a bunch of guys outta position. B.Martin challenges Brett touched all bases: umps ready
1988 MLB debut: Norm Charlton
1989 last game: Willie Hernandez
1989 MLB debut: Todd Zeile
1991 200 homers: Ryne Sandberg
1991 Bill Gullickson, DET, allows back-to-back leadoff HRs: Devon White & Roberto Alomar
1993 Frank Tanana, age 40 years, 1 month, 2 weeks, and 1 day, hits his only career triple
1994 Owners accede to mediators & will meet at bargaining table w/ players
1995 300 saves: Tom Henke
1995 CHC 26, Col 7. 2.5 hour rain delay. Entire thing takes over 6 hours
1995 Jose Mesa converts 36th straight save opportunity, tying Eckersley's record
1995 NYY announcer Phil Rizzuto retires after 39 years, reportedly because WPIX-TV didn't let him go to Mantle funeral. He'll return for '96
1996 Jim Thome's first career grand slam
1996 SEA 13, NYY 12 (12): SEA led 8-0. 10-10 after nine innings. Rest of runs score in the 12th inning. NYY lose at home
1998 200 wins: Greg Maddux: 200-114. ATL 8, SFG 4: ATL has nine hits -all 9 are doubles.
1998 2nd of four 5-for-5 games from Alex Rodriquez
1999 1,000 wins as manager: Lou Piniella: 1,000-926
2000 CAL 9, NYY 8 (11). CAL get 4 in 9th to tie it, & Darrin Erstan HR in 11th win it
2000 Tim Salmon hits his 223rd HR w/ CAL, passing Brian Downing as franchise leader. Still is
2001 Danny Almote hurls perfect game in Little League World Series
2003 3rd of 4 walk-off HR by Frank Thomas. #2 was just last month
2003 HUGe fight in CA League: beaning, guy hits P w/ bat in back - charged w/ felony assualt, suspend rest of year. 17 others also suspended
2004 In the 404th start of his career, Mike Mussina yields his first leadoff HR (Shannon Stewart hits it)
2004 Spokane Indians 2, Tri City Dust Devils 1 (23) TEX minor league team beatts Col in NW League. Scoreless for 19 inning
2006 Mariners loss gives Mike Hargrove 1,121-1,122 career record, first time since early days under .500. Gets back over it, though
2009 HOU trades Ivan Rodriquez to TEZX
2010 Mike Cameron, BOX, decides to have surgery on torn abdominal muscle. Done for the year
2012 400 homers: Adam Dunn
2012 Angels blow 8 run lead, lose 10-8. TBR-LAA
2012 HOU fires manager Brad Mills
2013 PHI 3, LAD 2 - PHI win on walk-off error
2013 Ryan Dempster, BOX, hits A-Rod on 4th straight pitch trying to hit him. Next time up: A-Rod HR's off Dempster
   5. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: August 18, 2014 at 09:45 AM (#4773334)
The Game of 8/15/84 matched up pitchers that would make a combined four starts all season; it's the kind of pairing that would make you wonder if it was part of a doubleheader. (It was.) The game ended up being one of the best of the year - the team that left 13 men on base and went 1 for 9 with RISP was by far the least interesting of the two. It also included three four-hit games, one of which was the first in a long career, and another of which came from a much younger version of a guy who would become one of the most famous old players in recent MLB history.
   6. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: August 18, 2014 at 09:50 AM (#4773335)
If the Game of 8/15/14 had happened last year, you'd have predicted a blowout - it would have been probably the best team in baseball using an excellent pitcher against definitely the worst using a bad one. This year? The pitchers have switched qualities, and the gap between the teams has all but vanished, and the game ended up being quite close. A year is a pretty long time in baseball.
   7. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: August 18, 2014 at 10:00 AM (#4773345)
In the Game of 8/16/84, the best team in baseball wins despite its ace, who doesn't really pitch to the score but it kind of works out that way. Also, their league MVP closer has a really, really good day.
   8. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: August 18, 2014 at 10:10 AM (#4773358)
The Game of 8/16/14 serves two major purposes. First, it continues a season that's likely to join the always-fun list of guys who had lots of RBI despite having terrible years (although the player in question did not have a bad game in this one). And second, it serves as a nifty counterpoint to those idiotic unwritten rules arguments about guys stealing bases when their teams have moderately-sized leads, because one of the teams in this game blew multiple scoring opportunities really badly with a four-run lead and then lost.
   9. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 18, 2014 at 10:32 AM (#4773382)
Lanier and Grimes, I'm struggling for rhymes?


Lanier and Grimes, then we lose three times.
   10. chemdoc Posted: August 18, 2014 at 11:37 AM (#4773451)
1915 DET trades Baby Dol Jacobson & $15,000 to STB for Bill James


Pass.
   11. esseff Posted: August 18, 2014 at 12:13 PM (#4773498)
1965 Hank Aaron's lost HR. In ATL-STL game, hits one onto Bush roof, but Bob Uecker convinces ump he stepped beyond batter's box. He's out


I was there. McCarver catching, not Uecker.

1968 ump Chris Pelekousas thrice calls illegal pitches against CHC PhilRegan, twice allowing batter to hit again.


And this is also the ump who called Aaron out. (It's actually Pelekoudas).

   12. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: August 18, 2014 at 12:17 PM (#4773508)
The Game of 8/17/84 was one of the best nine-inning games of the season to date. It got that way because of half a dozen ties or lead changes, and also because each team had five multi-hit games. And the better part of the damage came at the expense of three HoVG pitchers.
   13. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: August 18, 2014 at 12:26 PM (#4773520)
1965 Hank Aaron's lost HR. In ATL-STL game, hits one onto Bush roof, but Bob Uecker convinces ump he stepped beyond batter's box. He's out

confused. braves were still in milwaukee in 1965
   14. esseff Posted: August 18, 2014 at 12:42 PM (#4773544)
Yup. It was the Milwaukee Braves. Busch Stadium, the former Sportsman's Park, in its final months. Pavilion roof in right-center. Curt Simmons the pitcher was throwing Aaron slow and slower curves all night. Don Dillard hit game-deciding homer in the ninth into the pavilion toward right-center beyond where the pavilion was screened. The ball came back onto the field, and the Cardinals tried to argue that that one was no homer either, or at least that Flood had been interfered with.
   15. Born1951 Posted: August 18, 2014 at 12:56 PM (#4773563)
Every year I do a "Guidry Watch", monitoring pitchers who get off to hot starts to see if they will threaten Ron Guidry's all time (since 1876) W-L% among pitchers with at least 20 wins (.893 in 1978). The watch ended with Kershaw's loss on Saturday. I thought he had a shot; his ERA in previous 15 starts was 1.26, and looked like he might not lose any more games the rest of the season. King Felix might still be in the running if not for poor run support; his ERA in his 4 losses is 2.30. To break the record would take either 26+ wins and 3 or fewer losses (unlikely), or 20+ wins and 2 or fewer losses. No matter how dominating the pitcher, it is awfully tough to get through a full season without at least 3 losses.
   16. Random Transaction Generator Posted: August 18, 2014 at 12:56 PM (#4773565)
2013 Ryan Dempster, BOX, hits A-Rod on 4th straight pitch trying to hit him. Next time up: A-Rod HR's off Dempster


It's not often that the pro- and anti-ARod fans get what they want in the same game...
   17. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: August 18, 2014 at 01:10 PM (#4773586)
post 15

kershaw really only made one mistake all night. he hung a slider that gomez crushed into the left field seats. braun took a fastball the opposite way and the ball carried to teh seats.

saturday night was the classic tough loss. kershaw was on most of the night.
   18. bobm Posted: August 18, 2014 at 02:34 PM (#4773748)
1995 NYY announcer Phil Rizzuto retires after 39 years, reportedly because WPIX-TV didn't let him go to Mantle funeral. He'll return for '96


Ironic.

August 15, 2007
Phil Rizzuto, the sure-handed Hall of Fame Yankees shortstop nicknamed the Scooter who extended his Yankee life as a popular, even beloved, broadcaster, punctuating his game calls with birthday wishes to fans and exclamations of “Holy cow!” died Monday night. He was 89. He played for the Yankees for 13 seasons, and was in broadcasting for about 40. [...]

Monday was the 12th anniversary of the death of Rizzuto’s teammate, Mickey Mantle.
   19. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: August 18, 2014 at 02:49 PM (#4773770)
The Game of 8/17/14 pitted a pitcher who was dumped by no reason for his last team against one who's been dumped for perfectly good reasons by his last several. The two teams were rather remarkably even throughout, amassing the same number of each type of hit, plus several other small categories (most of which were not zeros); as a result, the game went back-and-forth, including double blown saves in the ninth, and scores as one of the better relatively short games of the season.

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