Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 10-28-2021

Pittsburgh Press, October 28, 1921:

[Babe Ruth] arrived in Pittsburgh this morning to begin rehearsals for his vaudeville act, for which he has just signed a 20 weeks’ contract at $3,000 per week.
...
It is said that the Babe will attempt to sing, dance and do a monologue.

On one hand, it was probably terrible. On the other hand, I’d have bought a ticket to watch Babe Ruth sing and dance.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: October 28, 2021 at 08:18 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dugout, history

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: October 28, 2021 at 08:20 AM (#6049534)
Today's Birthday Team is going to need everything it can get from that pitching staff because it's not going to get much from the offense.

C/Manager: Bob Melvin (2.5 WAR)
1B: Tommy Tucker (25.3 WAR)
2B: Tim Bogar (1.9 WAR)
3B: Luis Marquez (4.0 WAR)
SS: Doc Lavan (9.3 WAR)
LF: Hurley McNair (22.3 WAR)
CF: Nate McLouth (6.5 WAR)
RF: Lloyd Davenport (4.2 WAR)

SP: Juan Guzman (24.3 WAR)
SP: Bob Veale (21.9 WAR)
SP: Piano Mover Frank Smith (22.1 WAR)
SP: Johnny Rigney (20.1 WAR)
SP: Braden Looper (8.2 WAR)
RP: Sammy Stewart (9.9 WAR)

Jumped from the Florida State League at age 19 to the 2003 Tigers at age 20, which went about as well as you'd expect: Jeremy Bonderman (4.9 WAR)
Fun names: Rudy Rufer, Hank Boney, Roxy Snipes, Liz Funk, Benny Bowcock
Pinch hitter: Lenny Harris (1.7 WAR)
In the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame for building the Tokyo Dome: Makoto Hosaka
   2. sanny manguillen Posted: October 28, 2021 at 09:42 AM (#6049548)
I think Robert Creamer's biography quoted a review that allowed the Babe "a not unpleasant baritone." My guess is that the median person used to sing better than he or she would today. Without electronics, people probably sang every day and learned to complement others.
   3. JustDan Posted: October 28, 2021 at 10:58 AM (#6049574)
First, let me say that I'm not complaining about the lack of dugouts and associated birthday teams. I really enjoy them and it's fun to see who can make their birthday team. But since it was Juan Soto's birthday on Monday, I took a look at the 10/25 team. This is probably incomplete. This team is pretty good and my gut feeling is that it is going to improve over the next few years.

c - Marty Bergen (Bill's brother) (.9)
1b - Jack Doyle (25.9)
2b - Andy Cohen (2.9) / Bobby Brown
3b - Bobby Brown (6.8) / Bobby Thomson
ss - Roy Smalley (27.9)
lf - Al Cowens (15.2) / Smoky Joe Wood (when not pitching)
cf - Bobby Thomson (33.8) / Al Cowens
rf - Juan Soto (17.5)

sp - Pedro Martinez (83.9)
sp - Smoky Joe Wood (29.5 pitching, 10.5 batting)
sp - Danny Darwin (39.8)
sp - Vic Aldridge (17.2)
sp - Russ Meyer (not that one) (9.3)
rp - Andy McGaffigan (10.3)

manager - ?
   4. Walt Davis Posted: October 28, 2021 at 03:56 PM (#6049681)
McNair (and Davenport and Marquez) is a welcome addition to this team from the NeL. McNair's 22 WAR came in few games so also comes with 12 WAA so he's quite possibly the best position player on this team (Tucker 25 WAR, 2 WAA in the 19th c).

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Don Malcolm
for his generous support.

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

Newsblog2023 NBA Regular Season Thread
(530 - 6:56am, Feb 09)
Last: tshipman

NewsblogThe Boomers Were Right: Batting Average is REALLY Important
(19 - 12:58am, Feb 09)
Last: Never Give an Inge (Dave)

NewsblogThis was the wildest game in MLB history
(20 - 12:23am, Feb 09)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogMLB expansion: Nashville group led by Dave Stewart makes a pitch for Music City [$]
(29 - 11:43pm, Feb 08)
Last: Adam Starblind

NewsblogHow MLB Orgs are quantifying deception in their draft models
(3 - 10:58pm, Feb 08)
Last: You can keep your massive haul

Hall of MeritRanking Right Fielders in the Hall of Merit - Discussion thread
(56 - 9:55pm, Feb 08)
Last: Eric J can SABER all he wants to

Sox TherapyThe Future Starts Now (Hopefully)
(39 - 9:09pm, Feb 08)
Last: Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer

NewsblogNegro Leagues legends to be featured in MLB The Show 23
(10 - 6:32pm, Feb 08)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogStat of the Week: Zack Greinke’s Defense
(2 - 4:44pm, Feb 08)
Last: RoyalsRetro (AG#1F)

NewsblogOT Soccer Thread - Hi Ho Hi Ho it’s Back to Club Football We Go
(419 - 4:40pm, Feb 08)
Last: AuntBea odeurs de parfum de distance sociale

NewsblogHow to Watch the Caribbean Series
(11 - 4:19pm, Feb 08)
Last: Jose is an Absurd Sultan

NewsblogReports: Royals, RHP Zack Greinke agree on deal for 2023
(52 - 2:17pm, Feb 08)
Last: Mirabelli Dictu (Chris McClinch)

NewsblogThe 53-year-old who might pitch forever
(9 - 12:39pm, Feb 08)
Last: Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB)

Hall of MeritRanking Left Fielders in the Hall of Merit - Discussion thread
(96 - 12:21pm, Feb 08)
Last: DL from MN

NewsblogThese MLB legends were trailblazers in Japan
(8 - 11:14am, Feb 08)
Last: Ziggy: social distancing since 1980

Page rendered in 0.2782 seconds
45 querie(s) executed