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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 9-13-2017

Pittsburgh Press, September 13, 1917:

James C. Dunn, president of the Cleveland Americans, protested the game which Umpire Owens forfeited to Chicago last Sunday with the score tied in the tenth inning. Owens forfeited the game because he believed the Cleveland players were making a burlesque out of the contest.

The protest was denied.

The story, as best as I can tell: Cleveland’s Jack Graney was called out, the third out of the tenth inning, for interfering with Chicago third baseman Fred McMillan on a pickoff attempt. As a result, the Indians freaked out and argued with Owens for 20 minutes with darkness approaching. Then, in the bottom of the tenth, Indians catcher Steve O’Neill made the traditional throw to third base after a strikeout. Third baseman Ivan Howard intentionally let the ball whiz past him into left field, where Graney turned his back on the ball and refused to pick it up. That was enough for umpire Brick Owens, who called an end to the day’s proceedings.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: September 13, 2017 at 10:29 AM | 19 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: September 13, 2017 at 10:34 AM (#5530704)
A ridiculously deep pitching staff on today's Birthday Team. Also, the pride of North Canton*, Rabbit Warstler.

(* - before I came along, of course.)

C: Rick Dempsey (25.35 WAR)
1B: Pat Collins (6.77 WAR)
2B: Mike McNally (0.04 WAR)
3B: John Kelleher (1.67 WAR)
SS: Rabbit Warstler (3.42 WAR)
LF: Rickie Weeks (11.66 WAR)
CF: Bernie Williams (49.45 WAR)
RF: Armando Rios (2.75 WAR)

SP: Eddie Rommel (50.06 WAR)
SP: Rick Wise (36.73 WAR)
SP: Thornton Lee (34.75 WAR)
SP: Dutch Ruether (29.85 WAR)
SP: Walter Ball (0.0 WAR, early Negro Leagues star)
RP: Denny Neagle (22.7 WAR)

Owner: John Henry
-7.47 WAR: Jim Levey (-7.47 WAR)
Fun names: Dink O'Brien, Otho Nitcholas
Spare pitcher: Wade Miller (14.79 WAR)
Spare pitcher: Daisuke Matsuzaka (9.51 WAR)
Spare pitcher: Greg Hibbard (5.33 WAR)
Wallbanger: Rodney McCray
   2. Batman Posted: September 13, 2017 at 10:57 AM (#5530720)
Rabbit Warstler is the only major leaguer born in North Canton, but he and two others, Warren Shanabrook and Palmer Hildebrand, died there. Sorry, but "Dan Lee" doesn't fit with those names. North Canton will not allow you to die.
   3. Kiko Sakata Posted: September 13, 2017 at 11:03 AM (#5530726)
Shameless self-promotion: I have had a book published (by McFarland). Player Won-Lost Records in Baseball: Measuring Performance in Context should be available wherever fine books are sold. It's the book version of my website.
   4. BDC Posted: September 13, 2017 at 11:17 AM (#5530740)
Congratulations, Kiko! I look forward to reading your book.
   5. Mike Webber Posted: September 13, 2017 at 11:22 AM (#5530746)
Amazing Kiko! Getting a book both written and published is something to be very proud of. (/Envy)
   6. Kiko Sakata Posted: September 13, 2017 at 11:36 AM (#5530765)
Thanks, BDC & Mike!
   7. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: September 13, 2017 at 11:58 AM (#5530796)
Congratulations! Although I'm somewhat disappointed to learn that your name isn't really Kiko Sakata.
   8. VCar Posted: September 13, 2017 at 11:58 AM (#5530797)
As a fellow Baltimorean, I'm disappointed that Kiko Sakata isn;t your real name.
   9. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: September 13, 2017 at 12:38 PM (#5530843)
#2: The joke's on them. I was born in regular Canton because there weren't any hospitals in North Canton in 1975. So I actually can d...oh, crap.

Also, very cool, Kiko!
   10. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: September 13, 2017 at 12:42 PM (#5530848)
Congratulations, Kiko!
   11. Der-K: downgraded to lurker Posted: September 13, 2017 at 12:50 PM (#5530854)
Excellent Kiko!
   12. Kiko Sakata Posted: September 13, 2017 at 01:00 PM (#5530862)
Thanks, everybody. And sorry for the letdown about my real name.
   13. Batman Posted: September 13, 2017 at 01:40 PM (#5530885)
His real name? Onix Wilfong.
   14. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: September 13, 2017 at 02:04 PM (#5530906)
Mazel Tov, Kiko!
   15. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: September 13, 2017 at 02:16 PM (#5530912)
His real name? Onix Wilfong.

I was gonna guess Floyd Lowenstein.
   16. Spahn Insane, stool of Tarantino Posted: September 13, 2017 at 02:22 PM (#5530918)
His real name? Onix Wilfong.

It's spelt Onix Wilfong, but it's pronounced "Throatwarbler Mangrove."
   17. Spahn Insane, stool of Tarantino Posted: September 13, 2017 at 02:24 PM (#5530920)
And I echo the congrats to Kiko, who will always be Kiko to me, though I've met him at but one BBTF softball meetup.
   18. There are no words... (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: September 13, 2017 at 02:50 PM (#5530950)
It's spelt Onix Wilfong, but it's pronounced "Throatwarbler Mangrove."


It's polystyrene...

Congratulations, Kiko!
   19. Kiko Sakata Posted: September 13, 2017 at 02:53 PM (#5530955)
Thanks, everybody!

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