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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 9-19-2017

Harrisburg Telegraph, September 19, 1917:

Ping Bodie, of the Athletics, is an enthusiastic collector of baseball articles which have helped make history for the national game.

When the Athletics played in Detroit recently the Tigers made a triple play. When First Baseman Burns tossed the ball on the diamond after the three-ply killing Umpire Nallin obtained it.

“This should make quite a souvenir for you, Ping,” said Nallin, as he handed the ball to the big Italian.

“You betcha,” said Ping.

Seems like Ping Bodie was a cool guy. He was the butt of a bunch of jokes when he was a ballplayer, but every time I read anything about him personally, he sounds like a lot of fun.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: September 19, 2017 at 10:57 AM | 18 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: September 19, 2017 at 10:59 AM (#5534308)
A terrific Birthday Team today, provided nobody gives the second baseman a microphone.

C: Joe Ferguson (21.00 WAR)
1B: Nick Etten (16.86 WAR)
2B: Joe Morgan (100.26 WAR)
3B: Yank Robinson (11.76 WAR)
SS/Manager: Stuffy McInnis (34.32 WAR)
LF: Hersh Martin (9.08 WAR)
CF: Duke Snider (66.48 WAR)
RF: George Springer (15.2 WAR)

SP: Sadie McMahon (39.18 WAR)
SP: Chris Short (28.79 WAR)
SP: Gio Gonzalez (26.2 WAR)
SP: Jim Abbott (19.88 WAR)
SP: Scott Baker (15.73 WAR)
RP: Randy Myers (15.74 WAR)

Broadcaster: Bob Murphy
Author: Roger Angell
General Manager: Dick O'Connell
Fun names: Nardi Contreras, Astyanax Douglass
Designated Knuckleballer: Charlie Haeger
Disabled list: Nick Johnson (14.59 WAR)
Spare C/1B: John Jaso (10.5 WAR)
   2. Tim D Posted: September 19, 2017 at 11:09 AM (#5534321)
Wow, good team. Cheap shot at Nick Johnson though, not his fault he was made of glass.

As bad as Morgan was I actually preferred him to McCarver.
   3. BDC Posted: September 19, 2017 at 11:19 AM (#5534325)
Resuming my list of records for various box-score lines with 2-for-3 days, no RBIs. Only one seems trivia-worthy:

3 0 2 0 : done 35 times by Bob Boone, who appears on a lot of these leaderboards

3 1 2 0 : done 37 times by Rickey Henderson and Wade Boggs

3 2 2 0 : Henderson, 22 times

3 3 2 0 : Pete Rose did this seven times

3 4 2 0 : done twice apiece by two guys who were regulars on World Champion teams for Cincinnati, decades apart. Both were All-Stars; one is a Hall of Famer. Any guesses?

3 5 2 0 : five guys have done this once, including George Stirnweiss and Eddie Yost
   4. stanmvp48 Posted: September 19, 2017 at 11:23 AM (#5534334)
Morgan and Votto?
   5. BDC Posted: September 19, 2017 at 11:26 AM (#5534341)
Morgan, no; and neither of the two 3420s was a teammate of Morgan's.

Votto, no – he hasn't been on a World Champion :)
   6. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: September 19, 2017 at 11:46 AM (#5534365)
Werber and Larkin?
   7. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: September 19, 2017 at 11:48 AM (#5534367)
Cheap shot at Nick Johnson though, not his fault he was made of glass.
I own two bobbleheads, one of which is a Nick Johnson. I always liked him and thought he was a heckuva player, but he was broken as often as not.
   8. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: September 19, 2017 at 11:51 AM (#5534368)
I own two bobbleheads, one of which is a Nick Johnson.

In a glass case, I assume?
   9. salvomania Posted: September 19, 2017 at 12:02 PM (#5534382)
Frank McCormack and Joe Morgan?
   10. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: September 19, 2017 at 12:03 PM (#5534383)
Vada Pinson and Barry Larkin?
   11. BDC Posted: September 19, 2017 at 12:04 PM (#5534384)
Larkin is one guy to go 3420 twice, and the other is one of Billy Werber's 1940 teammates, though not Frank McCormick.
   12. TDF didn't lie, he just didn't remember Posted: September 19, 2017 at 12:11 PM (#5534390)
Duke Snider had 3 seasons of 8.4+ bWAR, yet never won an MVP. Has anyone else done that?
   13. oscar madisox Posted: September 19, 2017 at 12:11 PM (#5534391)
lombardi?
   14. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: September 19, 2017 at 12:34 PM (#5534408)
Roger Angell is 97 years old today.
   15. BDC Posted: September 19, 2017 at 12:39 PM (#5534413)
Not Lombardi. Not Lonnie Frey or Eddie Joost either. Not an easy guy to guess, though as I say, he was an All-Star.
   16. Rennie's Tenet Posted: September 19, 2017 at 12:53 PM (#5534419)
Ival Goodman?
   17. BDC Posted: September 19, 2017 at 12:57 PM (#5534421)
Ival Goodman, exactly.
   18. Rennie's Tenet Posted: September 19, 2017 at 01:05 PM (#5534431)
he sounds like a lot of fun.


Ping on the Yankee's acquisition of Ruth (who was also considered a LF): "I suppose this means I'll be sent to China."

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