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Sunday, October 24, 2021

Atlanta Braves back in World Series for first time since 1999 after upsetting Dodgers in NLCS

For the first time since 1999, the Braves are going back to the World Series.

Eddie Rosario continued a torrid postseason with a three-run homer just inside the foul pole in the fourth inning, breaking a 1-1 deadlock and propelling Atlanta to a 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night. One season after the Braves lost to the Dodgers in a seven-game National League Championship Series, Atlanta knocked off the defending champions in six.

The Dodgers got the tying runs on base with no one out in the seventh, but lefty reliever Tyler Matzek came on and struck out three straight to electrify a thundering Truist Park gathering. The last of the three was former MVP Mookie Betts.

Rosario, who was named NLCS MVP, went 2-for-4 with a walk and finished the NLCS with a .560 average, 1.040 slugging percentage, three homers and nine RBIs in six games.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 24, 2021 at 06:39 PM | 23 comment(s)
  Beats: braves, world series

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 10-14-2021

New York Herald, October 14, 1921:


He stabs drive by Baker; Quick Play to Kelly to Frisch Ends Game.

The Giants are champions. They beat the Yankees 1 to 0 in the eighth and final game.
From [Waite Hoyt’s] chilled fingers slipped two bases on balls in the first inning. This and a blunder by Peckinpaugh, the Yankee captain, produced the only run.

An injured Babe Ruth pinch hit for Wally Pipp to start the ninth inning but bounced out to first. Two batters later, the Giants were world champs.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: October 14, 2021 at 08:26 AM | 16 comment(s)
  Beats: dugout, history, world series

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 10-12-2021

Alaska Daily Empire, October 12, 1921:

The Giants won a nerve wrecking pitcher’s battle from the Yankees this afternoon by a score of 2 to 1. The spitballer Douglas won the decision by a hair line over the underhand slinger Carl Mays.
The series now stands, Giants 4 and the Yankees 3. The series will continue until one team wins five games.

Before the game, John McGraw had speculated that Shufflin’ Phil Douglas might miss his start because of a severe cold, but obviously Douglas came through.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: October 12, 2021 at 08:19 AM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: dugout, history, world series

Monday, October 11, 2021

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 10-11-2021

Alaska Daily Empire, October 11, 1921:


Victory perched on the bats of the Giants this afternoon when the Yankees pitching staff caved-in and engulfed the American Leaguers in an 8 to 5 defeat.
Barnes pitching cast a mystical spell over the Yankees, 10 of whom were erased at the plate by strike outs.

The Giants had won three out of the last four to tie the best-of-nine series 3-3. Things fell apart for the American League champions when Babe Ruth scraped his elbow stealing third base in Game Two. The site became infected and forced the Babe out of the lineup for most of the rest of the series.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: October 11, 2021 at 08:19 AM | 43 comment(s)
  Beats: babe ruth, dugout, history, world series

Thursday, October 07, 2021

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 10-7-2021

Lakeland Evening Telegram, October 7, 1921:


The Giants slugged their way to victory in the seventh when they bunched eight hits for eight runs. The Yanks used three pitchers in an attempt to stem the tide but the Giants were hitting their pace today and could not be stopped. Up until the seventh inning the game was evenly fought by both teams, the score being tied 4 to 4 at the end of the sixth.

After being shut out in the first two games of the series, the Giants dropped 13 on the Yankees in Game Three.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: October 07, 2021 at 08:00 AM | 16 comment(s)
  Beats: dugout, history, world series

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 10-6-2021

Wilmington [Delaware] Evening Journal, October 6, 1921:



That’s the second consecutive 3-0 win for the Yankees, who now lead the series 2-0 without so much as allowing a run. Looks like they have this series well under control.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: October 06, 2021 at 08:20 AM | 12 comment(s)
  Beats: dugout, history, world series

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 10-5-2021

Perth Amboy Evening News, October 5, 1921:


M’Nally Steals Home; Frisch Batting Star

The first New York subway series was underway with the Yankees taking Game One. Frankie Frisch went 4-for-4 and the rest of the Giants went 1-for-26. Shufflin’ Phil Douglas took the loss for the Giants, and while he pitched pretty well and his team was hopeless against Carl Mays, his later actions do make me wonder if he was up to something.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: October 05, 2021 at 08:10 AM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: dugout, history, world series

Saturday, October 02, 2021

World Series Urgency Index ‘21: Who MUST win?

(W)e put together the Playoff Urgency Index. When you factor in things like past postseason pains, pending free agents, payroll obligations and prospect potency, we can sort the remaining clubs on a relative scale—10 being the most urgent, 1 being the most relaxed.

Note: We are including all teams still mathematically alive for the postseason, which is 12 in total at the moment, even though only 10 will ultimately qualify for the playoffs.

4. White Sox
Urgency Index: 8, or how old Luis Robert was the last time the Sox won it all

While the AL Central champion White Sox do have a lot of young talent on their roster, they also rely greatly on a 34-year-old Lance Lynn and José Abreu and a 32-year-old Yasmani Grandal. The Sox’s farm system is ranked last in the game by MLB Pipeline, and they haven’t won a playoff series since the 2005 championship run. Heck, their manager is 77 years old, so you can bet he’s feeling some urgency.

Honestly I don’t really agree with a lot of the choices but it’s a fun concept.

Jose Is An Absurd Balladeer Posted: October 02, 2021 at 11:36 AM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: world series



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