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Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Baseball Player Name Hall Of Fame, Class Of 2012: Where Moses Poolaw Gets His Due

Will Drinkwater
1911, 1913, minor leagues

A hospital, 1891.

MOTHER. Now that’s a New Year’s resolution I plan to keep!
NURSE. Ma’am, that’s a birth certificate.
MOTHER. Oh, whoops. Have erasers been invented yet?
NURSE. No.
MOTHER. Well, what do you do if you need to erase something?
NURSE. You contract smallpox.
MOTHER. What?
NURSE. [doffs stovepipe hat, rides away on penny-farthing bicycle]

Hey
1909, minor leagues

lol hey man what’s up

Ten Million
1911 through 1914, minor leagues

That’s listed as his real, actual name: Ten Million. In Ten Million’s world, names were numbers and vice versa.

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Generated 1/17/2012.

The District Attorney Posted: January 22, 2012 at 08:23 AM | 14 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Sebastian Posted: January 22, 2012 at 02:07 PM (#4042484)
I hope that the artist behind the bizarre injuries baseball cards is aware of this.
   2. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: January 22, 2012 at 02:34 PM (#4042506)
Now I want a Shenandoah Hungarian Rioters retro cap.
   3. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: January 22, 2012 at 03:42 PM (#4042559)
Now I want a Shenandoah Hungarian Rioters retro cap.

you'll have to settle for a T-shirt (at least we now know where the name comes from)
   4. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: January 22, 2012 at 04:06 PM (#4042568)
I've been to Shenandoah, Pennsylvania. I had no idea it had more than 30,000 people at one point. That's more than Hazleton has now!

The Hungarians, Slovaks, and Polish miners started showing up later than the German and Irish ones. 1889 would have been a high point of Eastern European influx into that area.

Looks like the Shenandoah Hungarian Rioters (nickname later shortened to "Huns") were mostly Irishmen with some Germans, much like the Pottsville and Hazleton teams of that era. Plus Shagowash Graves.
   5. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: January 22, 2012 at 04:22 PM (#4042577)
Plus Shagowash Graves.


Watch out for Richie Hebner!

Is this a typo, or is a "pugilisit" a real thing?
   6. vortex of dissipation Posted: January 22, 2012 at 04:29 PM (#4042583)
Is this a typo, or is a "pugilisit" a real thing?


They were managed by James McCartney, whose middle name is presumably Paul.
   7. Howie Menckel Posted: January 22, 2012 at 04:36 PM (#4042586)

Ten Million played for the Moose Jaw (Saskatchewan) Robin Hoods of the Western Canada League in 1914.

I wonder how the owner felt about revenue-sharing.



   8. The District Attorney Posted: January 22, 2012 at 04:53 PM (#4042591)
Not to mention Ten Million's own 15% effective tax rate.
   9. Mike Webber Posted: January 22, 2012 at 06:32 PM (#4042647)
funny article, well played
   10. Jarrod HypnerotomachiaPoliphili (TeddyF.Ballgame) Posted: January 22, 2012 at 08:39 PM (#4042719)
Ten Million later became a Ford salesman and the company arranged a promotion that included him selling the ten millionth car off their production line. He named his daughter Decillian. True facts.
   11. AndrewJ Posted: January 22, 2012 at 10:18 PM (#4042774)
Scientific Mapp laughs from the basketball court.
   12. Devin has a deep burning passion for fuzzy socks Posted: January 23, 2012 at 01:10 AM (#4042886)
The Only Nolan got left out again? It's a travesty! This hall is a sham and mockery. I don't know why anybody pays attention to it anymore.
   13. AJMcCringleberry Posted: January 23, 2012 at 07:19 AM (#4042935)
The Only Nolan got left out again? It's a travesty! This hall is a sham and mockery. I don't know why anybody pays attention to it anymore.

Even worse for Mr. Nolan, if you search for "the Nolan" at B-Ref Andre Dawson comes up. Which is surprising, I was expecting Nolan Ryan.
   14. The District Attorney Posted: January 23, 2012 at 10:35 AM (#4043070)
BTW, thanks for posting this, I was wondering where the heck it went ;)

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