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Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 12-6-2019

Pittsburgh Press, December 6, 1919:

Connie Mack, boss of the Athletics, who jumped into the American league fight with a verbal assault on the New York club, has received a broadside from Col. Huston, part owner of the Yankees.

Among other things Mack said the Yankees were in a poor position to start another league as they didn’t have a park to play in. Among other things, in answering him, Huston said: “We have a team and no park, but the Athletics are not that well off. They have a park and no team.”

Zing!

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: December 06, 2019 at 09:40 AM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: December 06, 2019 at 09:41 AM (#5906176)
A good Birthday Team today. The only real weakness is the back end of the starting rotation.

C: Gus Niarhos (3.7 WAR)
1B: Stan Hack (52.6 WAR)
2B: Tony Lazzeri (50.0 WAR)
3B: Harry Wolverton (11.4 WAR)
SS/Manager: Larry Bowa (22.8 WAR)
LF: Gary Ward (17.7 WAR)
CF: Adam Eaton (19.0 WAR)
RF: Lance Blankenship (6.7 WAR)

SP: Kevin Appier (54.5 WAR)
SP: Steve Bedrosian (14.5 WAR)
SP: Jose Contreras (13.1 WAR)
SP: Mike Parrott (2.0 WAR)
SP: Kevin Campbell (0.5 WAR)
RP: Jason Bulger (0.7 WAR)

Disastrous MLB debut: Mike Mayers (-1.6 WAR)
Fun names: Tun Berger, Turkey Tyson, Adam Hyzdu, Hack Eibel, Hap Morse
Tragic story: Jay Dahl (-0.4 WAR)
Umpire: Jocko Conlan
   2. Itchy Row Posted: December 06, 2019 at 02:31 PM (#5906313)
I don't remember hearing of Col. Huston, but he owned the Yankees with Jacob Ruppert from 1915 to 1922. Apparently his full name was Tillinghast L'Hommedieu Huston.
   3. PreservedFish Posted: December 06, 2019 at 02:36 PM (#5906316)
Stan Hack led the NL in steals twice, with 16 and 17 SBs. Why was the stolen base game so lame at the time?
   4. The usual palaver and twaddle (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: December 06, 2019 at 03:26 PM (#5906338)
he owned the Yankees with Jacob Ruppert from 1915 to 1922. Apparently his full name was Tillinghast L'Hommedieu Huston.



All true.
   5. "RMc", the superbatsman Posted: December 08, 2019 at 10:32 AM (#5906776)
the Yankees were in a poor position to start another league

Huh? The Yankees were trying to start a new league in 1919? Why have I never heard of this?

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