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Monday, August 06, 2018

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 8-6-2018

Washington Herald, August 6, 1918:

If you can find a bunch more essential than the following, step aside and cry quits. Kindly note the batting order:

Coffey, Tigers, shortstop.
Wheat, Dodgers, left field.
Lamb, Joplin, second base.
Weafers, Syracuse, first base.
Rice, ex-Washington, right field.
Haddock, Binghamton, catcher.
Mays, Cards, center field.
Bacon, ex-Athletics, third base.
Hogg, Phils, pitcher.

Crum of the Bostons would make a fairly good substitute if the supply ran out. A number of essential workers can be dug up, including Miller, Dodgers; Butcher, Indianapolis; Fisher, Cards; Barber, Cubs, and Baker, Yankees.

And as for vital aids what could be more to be desired than Wood, Indians; Steel, Pirates, and Meadows, Cards?

Farmer Steelman was born a couple decades too early.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: August 06, 2018 at 09:42 AM | 25 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: August 06, 2018 at 09:44 AM (#5721620)
Today's Birthday Team, the Ken Phelps All-Stars, are pretty darn good. An extremely deep pitching staff.

C: Cam Carreon (2.78 WAR)
1B: Ken Phelps (9.35 WAR)
2B: Sam Mertes (23.4 WAR)
3B: Bob Horner (21.86 WAR)
SS: Bobby Wheelock (4.43 WAR)
LF: Sherry Magee (59.26 WAR)
CF: Leon Culberson (2.66 WAR)
RF/Manager: Ray Blades (15.05 WAR)

SP: Andy Messersmith (40.24 WAR)
SP: Ray Culp (15.08 WAR)
SP: Clem Labine (12.32 WAR)
SP: Jim Turner (12.11 WAR)
SP: Victor Zambrano (5.14 WAR)
RP: Jake McGee (6.69 WAR)
RP: Stan Belinda (5.37 WAR)
RP: Luis Vizcaino (4.88 WAR)
RP: Ron Davis (4.85 WAR)
RP: Jim Hardin (4.73 WAR)

Fun names: Brownie Foreman, Hy Gunning, Buck Thrasher, Osiris Matos
General Manager/Not the guy from The Office: Kevin Malone
Legendary prison ballplayer: Blackie Schwamb (-0.91 WAR)
   2. BDC Posted: August 06, 2018 at 11:33 AM (#5721689)
Most times with these exact box-score lines (ab/r/h/bi), regular season, 1908-present. Some trivia opportunities in bold:

4 1 3 2 : Ty Cobb, 15. At some point in the years that I've been compiling these records, BRef moved the start date for their data back from 1913 to 1908. I bet if I went back through to some of the earlier ones I did, Cobb would figure more prominently

4 1 3 3 : Three men did this nine times apiece. All were active in the 1920s and '30s (though a couple earlier too, and one later). Two are RHB AL Hall of Famers, the other an NL LHB of more modest abilities, better known as a manager. None were noted for foot speed

4 1 3 4: Two players did this five times each. Both were RHB home-run champions in the AL, both active in the 1970s though one played some earlier and the other later. Neither is a Hall of Famer; one is in the HOM and the other will settle for the HOVG

4 1 3 5 : Three times by Manny Ramirez

4 1 3 6 : 42 people have done this once. The most recent was Francisco Cervelli, earlier this year

4 1 3 7 : 12 players once; most recently Mike Zunino last year
   3. SoSH U at work Posted: August 06, 2018 at 11:37 AM (#5721693)
4 1 3 4:

Dick Allen?
   4. BDC Posted: August 06, 2018 at 11:42 AM (#5721696)
Not Allen.
   5. SoSH U at work Posted: August 06, 2018 at 11:50 AM (#5721706)
Dwight Evans?
   6. BDC Posted: August 06, 2018 at 11:52 AM (#5721707)
Evans is one of the 4314 guys, yes!
   7. Batman Posted: August 06, 2018 at 12:19 PM (#5721724)
Jimmie Foxx for one of the 4133 guys?
   8. BDC Posted: August 06, 2018 at 12:20 PM (#5721727)
Foxx is correct, too!
   9. salvomania Posted: August 06, 2018 at 01:16 PM (#5721760)
Leo Durocher for 4133?
   10. salvomania Posted: August 06, 2018 at 01:18 PM (#5721761)
Bill Melton for 4134?
   11. Batman Posted: August 06, 2018 at 02:10 PM (#5721799)
I cheated, but the three guys who had nine 4133 games (Foxx and two other guys) all have last names that end with double consonants. Two guys had eight of those games, but missed the ninth because they messed up on the placement of their double letters- Torii Hunter and Orlando "Baby Bull" Cepeda.
   12. BDC Posted: August 06, 2018 at 02:54 PM (#5721813)
Neither Durocher nor Melton, no.
   13. salvomania Posted: August 06, 2018 at 03:03 PM (#5721820)
Ben Oglivie on the 4134?
   14. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: August 06, 2018 at 03:06 PM (#5721823)
Both were RHB home-run champions in the AL, both active in the 1970s though one played some earlier
Oglivie was a LHB and didn't play in the '60s, but other than that you're dead on :).
   15. salvomania Posted: August 06, 2018 at 03:06 PM (#5721825)
Charlie Grimm on the 4133?
   16. salvomania Posted: August 06, 2018 at 03:08 PM (#5721826)
Earl Averill on the 4133?
   17. salvomania Posted: August 06, 2018 at 03:09 PM (#5721829)
Frank Howard on the 4134?
   18. salvomania Posted: August 06, 2018 at 03:10 PM (#5721831)
Oglivie was a LHB and didn't play in the '60s, but other than that you're dead on :).

I'm just glad I can remember a guy's name, whether he was LHB or RHB is often beyond my retentive powers.
   19. Tom Nawrocki Posted: August 06, 2018 at 03:17 PM (#5721834)
George "Boomer" Scott for 4134.
   20. BDC Posted: August 06, 2018 at 03:17 PM (#5721835)
Grimm and Howard are correct, Averill not.

So that leaves one AL HOF RHB, slow, name ended in double consonants, who had nine 4133 games :)
   21. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: August 06, 2018 at 03:32 PM (#5721845)
So that leaves one AL HOF RHB, slow, name ended in double consonants, who had nine 4133 games :)

Kirby Puckett?
   22. BDC Posted: August 06, 2018 at 03:35 PM (#5721846)
Ah, one AL HOF RHB who played in the 1920s who was slow and whose name ended in double consonants :)
   23. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: August 06, 2018 at 03:39 PM (#5721848)
harry heilmann?
   24. BDC Posted: August 06, 2018 at 04:10 PM (#5721863)
Heilmann is correct.
   25. RMc Has Bizarre Ideas to Fix Baseball Posted: August 06, 2018 at 06:52 PM (#5721937)
Legendary prison ballplayer: Blackie Schwamb (-0.91 WAR)

"While pitching in prison, Blackie compiled a 131-35 record and an 1.80 ERA, for whatever that's worth."

Anybody got MLEs for San Quentin?

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