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Thursday, December 05, 2019

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 12-5-2019

El Paso Herald, December 5, 1919:

George “Lefty” Tyler, the Cubs’ famous southpaw hurler, is in a hospital at Rochester, Minn., underground treatment for an ailment to his pitching arm, which rendered him well-nigh useless to the Chicago club for a great part of the past season. Tyler has complained for the past year or so of soreness in the left arm and shoulder, and has consulted numerous physicians without gaining the desired relief. The pitcher’s complaint has been variously diagnosed as rheumatism, neuritis, a torn muscle, and a misplaced ligament.

I, for one, am shocked to learn that yanking all his teeth out didn’t fix his shoulder.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: December 05, 2019 at 10:10 AM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: December 05, 2019 at 10:12 AM (#5905851)
No huge stars on today's Birthday Team unless you count Pink Floyd.

C: Gus Mancuso (12.9 WAR)
1B: Cliff Floyd (26.0 WAR)
2B: Joe Gedeon (1.3 WAR)
3B: Patsy Tebeau (10.1 WAR)
SS: Billy Shindle (17.5 WAR)
LF: Christian Yelich (33.6 WAR)
CF: A.J. Pollock (20.3 WAR)
RF: Gary Roenicke (15.4 WAR)

SP: Pink Hawley (40.0 WAR)
SP: Dave Ferriss (11.6 WAR)
SP: Ed Summers (10.6 WAR)
SP: Snake Wiltse (2.7 WAR)
SP: Raleigh Aitchison (1.2 WAR)
RP: Scott Lewis (0.9 WAR)

Born on the Atlantic Ocean: Ed Porray
Convicted violent felon: Josh Lueke
No relation to Baby Ortiz: John Papa
No relation to John Papa: Baby Ortiz
Sounds painful: Dick Stone
Owner: Philip K. Wrigley
Ambassador: Jamie McCourt
Announcer: Helen Dettweiler
Japanese Baseball Hall of Famer: Kihachi Enomoto
   2. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: December 05, 2019 at 11:38 AM (#5905886)
Jake Marisnick to NYM for 2 "not high" minor leaguers.
   3. Tom Nawrocki Posted: December 05, 2019 at 11:46 AM (#5905892)
Born on the Atlantic Ocean: Ed Porray


Bb-ref lists him as born "in" the Atlantic Ocean, which seems rather dangerous.
   4. Rennie's Tenet Posted: December 05, 2019 at 12:52 PM (#5905937)
Also Chico Ruiz, as the convergence wanes.
   5. Der-K: at 10% emotional investment Posted: December 05, 2019 at 01:08 PM (#5905950)
Those minor leaguers are Blake Taylor, a lefty reliever who failed to live up to his prep rep but was good in the high minors last year and could see time in Houston this year, and Kenedy Corona, an overage / low dollar signing out of Venezuela who did a nice job in his pro debut.
   6. The Mighty Quintana Posted: December 05, 2019 at 06:13 PM (#5906087)
I think without the gruesome injury early in his career, Cliff Floyd would have been a borderline HOF'er.

That broken arm was almost sticking out of his skin and took a good 2 years to come back fully (why was he at first base anyway?)

As an aside, He's pretty good on MLB tv.

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