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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 11-13-2019

Washington Times, November 13, 1919:

A Chicago sporting paper, which has made formal charges against members of the White Sox regarding their behavior during the world’s series with the Cincinnati Reds, apparently means business. Owner Charles A. Comiskey of the White Sox, has been notified by this publication that if he will post $10,000 with a well known banking firm, evidence of an incriminating nature involving several of his players will be gladly furnished.

The editor of the sporting paper also has made it clear that he wants no part of Comiskey’s reward, which can be turned over to charity “when the charges have been proved.”

So far, the Old Roman has declined to accept the challenge, but other baseball men are investigating.

Elsewhere in sports news 100 years ago, there’s a wild (and incorrect) rumor circulating that heavyweight boxing champion Jack Dempsey was killed in an auto accident.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: November 13, 2019 at 09:50 AM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: November 13, 2019 at 09:53 AM (#5900783)
A couple of players are badly out of position on today's Birthday Team. Wes Parker has a reputation as a magnificent defensive first baseman, but he's in right because Steve Bilko played three career games in the outfield. Johnny Kling is a catcher playing left field because Laird played a total of four career innings as an outfielder.

C: Gerald Laird (6.4 WAR)
1B: Steve Bilko (5.0 WAR)
2B: Alex Kampouris (7.2 WAR)
3B: John Kroner (0.3 WAR)
SS: Asdrubal Cabrera (28.1 WAR)
LF/Manager: Johnny Kling (28.9 WAR)
CF: Josh Devore (3.0 WAR)
RF: Wes Parker (22.9 WAR)

SP: Mel Stottlemyre Sr. (43.1 WAR)
SP: Pat Hentgen (32.6 WAR)
SP: Dan Petry (17.0 WAR)
SP: Ted Wilks (16.2 WAR)
SP: Wade Miley (11.1 WAR)
RP: Gene Garber (16.7 WAR)

Notable Negro Leagues player: Buck O'Neil
Frontier League success story: Jason Simontacchi
Fun names: Podge Weihe, Nick Goulish
Prospects: Chris Devenski (5.0 WAR), Arodys Vizcaino (3.6 WAR)
   2. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: November 13, 2019 at 10:45 AM (#5900819)
RF: Wes Parker (22.9 WAR)

A member of the all switch-hitting infield in 1965. The Dodgers were obsessed with turning all their banjo hitters into switch hitters
   3. AndrewJ Posted: November 13, 2019 at 09:16 PM (#5900994)
The great recent nook on the 1966 Dodgers, THE LAST INNOCENTS, details Wes Parker's, shall we say, circuitous route to the bigs.

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