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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 8-20-2019

Seattle Star, August 20, 1919:

Big Bob Meusel, the Vernon star, could learn a lot of baseball that he doesn’t know now better [in the PCL] than he would be able to learn it in the big show…according to Jack Knight, Seattle first sacker.
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“Meusel has wonderful ability,” says Jack, “but he is far from a finished player. He can be fooled easily and will be fooled more often than he is out here when he goes to the majors. Another year in the Pacific Coast League wouldn’t hurt him any.”

Meusel only hit .328 with 58 extra-base hits for the 1920 Yankees. This was indeed worse than his 1919 output for Vernon: .337 with 67 extra-base hits.

Another cautionary tale of an overmatched kid getting rushed to the majors before his time.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: August 20, 2019 at 10:29 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: August 20, 2019 at 10:36 AM (#5872841)
Some nice high-end talent on today's Birthday Team. Too bad they don't have the Robert Gibson.

C/Manager: Al Lopez (21.9 WAR)
1B: Todd Helton (61.2 WAR)
2B: Blake DeWitt (1.9 WAR)
3B: Graig Nettles (68.0 WAR)
SS: Chris Clapinski (0.4 WAR)
LF: Kal Daniels (16.9 WAR)
CF: Cory Sullivan (0.9 WAR)
RF: Tom Brunansky (22.0 WAR)

SP: Mark Langston (50.1 WAR)
SP: Andy Benes (31.5 WAR)
SP: Fred Norman (16.2 WAR)
SP: Pete Schneider (8.4 WAR)
SP: Sig Jakucki (4.0 WAR)
RP: George Zuverink (6.8 WAR)

Baseball Card Mogul: DeWayne Buice
Fun name: Chubby Snyder
Not that one: Aaron Taylor
Not that one: Robert Gibson
Not that one: Frank Bonner
   2. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: August 20, 2019 at 11:18 AM (#5872860)
My favorite anagrams today:
Graig Nettles => Gangster Lite
Andy Benes => Yes, Banned.
Fred Norman => Random Fern
Blake DeWitt => Bleak Witted
   3. Tom Nawrocki Posted: August 20, 2019 at 11:43 AM (#5872870)
Mark Langston was born on the same day that my parents got married.

In other news, happy anniversary to my parents.
   4. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: August 20, 2019 at 11:53 AM (#5872877)

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