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Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 8-1-2014

Chicago Eagle, August 1, 1914:

One of the luckiest home runs on record was registered at Newark recently when Deininger was given credit for one on a fly ball that was actually caught by an outfielder and held…Willie Zimmermann [sic] backed up against the low left field fence to take a drive from Deininger. As he froze onto the ball he fell over the fence. He held on to the ball though rendered unconscious, but the umpire couldn’t see it, and permitted the home run.

I imagine that would have precipitated one heck of an argument.

Dan Lee is some pumkins Posted: August 01, 2014 at 09:06 AM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: bill zimmerman, dugout, history, pep deininger

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   1. Dan Lee is some pumkins Posted: August 01, 2014 at 09:08 AM (#4762361)
Not a particularly good Birthday Team today, unless you include NPB and Negro Leagues players. Then you've got something.

Birthday Team:

C: Milt May
1B: Tony Muser
2B: Pete Mackanin
3B: Howard Freigau
SS: Dave Anderson
LF: Gregg Jefferies
CF: Adam Jones
RF: Greg Gross

SP: Joe Shaute
SP: Madison Bumgarner
SP: Slim Love
SP: Brian Bohanon
SP: Kevin Jarvis
RP: Shigetoshi Hasegawa

Manager: George Bamberger
400-Game Winner in NPB: Masaichi Kaneda
Negro Leagues Great: Frank Grant
   2. Rennie's Tenet Posted: August 01, 2014 at 09:36 AM (#4762374)
Kaneda was one of my darkhorses to make the Posnanski 100, although that's become kind of moot.
   3. Nasty Nate Posted: August 01, 2014 at 12:18 PM (#4762502)
I have a question about trades this month: Which players have to pass through waivers before being traded? Do they have to be on the 40-man, or just on the 25-man majors roster?
   4. Born1951 Posted: August 01, 2014 at 01:11 PM (#4762554)
July's average of 4.03 R/G was the lowest of any month since July 1992, when it was 3.85.
   5. Born1951 Posted: August 01, 2014 at 01:35 PM (#4762573)
Looking at individual months really shows how dramatic the offensive surge was beginning in 1993. The highest R/G in 1992 was 4.29 in May. The lowest in 1993 was 4.50, also in May. And as low as 4.29 wouldn't happen again until September 2010.
   6. tolbuck Posted: August 01, 2014 at 01:51 PM (#4762581)
I have a question about trades this month: Which players have to pass through waivers before being traded? Do they have to be on the 40-man, or just on the 25-man majors roster?


It is the 40-man. Some of the player to be named later transactions involve minor leaguers who are blocked. They hold off naming the player until the waivers period ends.
   7. Nasty Nate Posted: August 01, 2014 at 02:11 PM (#4762613)
Thanks.
I am seeing Allen Webster pitch tomorrow, and I got to wondering how he could have passed through waivers back in 2012.
   8. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: August 01, 2014 at 05:26 PM (#4762767)
The Game of 7/31/84 was kind of a weird one. One of the two teams did not have an at bat with a runner in scoring position or leave a runner in base in eight of the nine innings - and yet they scored 7 runs (5 in the no-LOB innings) and won the game anyway, beating a team that had 15 RISPAB to their 3.
   9. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: August 01, 2014 at 07:36 PM (#4762834)
In the Game of 7/31/14, a starting pitcher allowed no hits! (Not in the cool way.) Meanwhile, both #8 hitters were pulled for pinch runners before the end of the game, and still managed to lead their teams in hits, and it took one of the teams a surprisingly long time to benefit from having two guys who have best-player-in-baseball experience back-to-back in the lineup.

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