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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 12-27-2011

Pittsburgh Press, December 27, 1911:

Sheer batting ability will not keep a baseball player in the big leagues. To make good, a player must back up that batting prowess with a fair ability to field, for nowadays a manager takes into consideration the team defense as much as the offense.
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There are plenty of good examples of where a player has batted splendidly in the major leagues, yet drawn his release because of not being an even fair fielder. Dode Criss might bat close to .400 if played regularly, yet the St. Louis managers, after trying him in every position on the team except behind the bat, chased him over to Louisville.

Other players cited in the article as examples of careers impeded due to an inability to field: Jay Kirke, Charlie Hickman, Bill Kay, Jack Lelivelt, Ted Easterly, and Amby McConnell.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: December 27, 2011 at 03:50 PM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: December 27, 2011 at 03:53 PM (#4023871)
   2. Random Transaction Generator Posted: December 27, 2011 at 04:26 PM (#4023884)
There seems to be a disproportionate number of players on the birthday roster that played during my time as a fan (30 years or so).
Other days I'd be hard pressed to find one or two, and just at a glance I see 8 names I recognize from the past 20 years or so.

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