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Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 3-15-2021

Arizona Republican, March 15, 1921:

Prison Baseball Team Wants Game For Next Sunday
...
The prison team has just been equipped with new unies, new bats, gloves and a full stock of score sheets. The boys are feeling chesty over their baseball ability, according to the manager, and they are out with a sweeping challenge to any semi-pro team in the state.
...
The prison team does not boast any great financial backing, consequently they are not in position to make guarantees to outside clubs. However, with the Florence club out of town the game should draw well and the receipts can be split 60-40.

Playing prison baseball is all well and good until they start using the reserve clause to keep you on the team forever.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: March 15, 2021 at 01:36 PM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: March 15, 2021 at 01:37 PM (#6008660)
The nickname game of today's Birthday Team is on point. The right side of the infield features The Freshest Man on Earth and The Greek God of Walks.

C: Robert Fick (2.2 WAR)
1B: Kevin Youkilis (32.4 WAR)
2B/Manager: Arlie Latham (30.5 WAR)
3B: Doc Casey (12.3 WAR)
SS: Nick Ahmed (12.0 WAR)
LF: Jon Jay (12.8 WAR)
CF: Bobby Bonds (57.9 WAR)
RF: Harold Baines (38.7 WAR)

SP: Michael Fulmer (8.9 WAR)
SP: Lou Fette (7.9 WAR)
SP: Bill Wise (2.7 WAR)
SP: Sailor Stroud (1.9 WAR)
SP: Rosy Ryan (1.3 WAR)
RP: Jim Kern (14.1 WAR)
RP: Bob Locker (10.2 WAR)
RP/PTBNL: Juan Carlos Oviedo (3.7 WAR)

Backup 3B: Mike Pagliarulo (10.6 WAR)
Given name is Kimothy: Kim Batiste (-4.4 WAR)
Not that one: Steven Jackson
Not the East German secret police: Max Stassi
NPB Hall of Fame OF/SP/Manager, a proto-Ohtani: Junzo Sekine
Postseason hero: Mickey Hatcher
Corner infielder/Novelist/Professional Video Game Streamer: Richie Shaffer
   2. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: March 15, 2021 at 02:13 PM (#6008667)
The nickname game of today's Birthday Team is on point. The right side of the infield features The Freshest Man on Earth and The Greek God of Walks.

Rosy Ryan is pretty good too, in an understated way, and if Lou Fette were born 40 years later he surely would have been dubbed "Boba".
   3. The Mighty Quintana Posted: March 15, 2021 at 03:36 PM (#6008676)
Probably not too many Hall-of-Famers with no nickname. I guess that's just yet another mark against Baines...
   4. Froot Loops Posted: March 15, 2021 at 06:29 PM (#6008709)
Jim Kern was "the Emu."
   5. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: March 15, 2021 at 06:44 PM (#6008711)
Probably not too many Hall-of-Famers with no nickname.
Nah, the vast majority of inductees in at least the last, say, 30 years don't - at least nicknames that were used regularly and are recognizable. Maybe Jim "The Peoria Pounder" Thome or Roberto "La Fuente" Alomar.
   6. The Mighty Quintana Posted: March 15, 2021 at 08:30 PM (#6008724)
Oh, I meant literally no nickname. Jim being short for James, Robbie short for Roberto, etc. I don't recall anyone ever calling Baines "Hal"...
   7. SoSH U at work Posted: March 15, 2021 at 08:51 PM (#6008727)
I recall hearing him called that very early in his career, but I guess it was without his blessing.
   8. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: March 15, 2021 at 09:00 PM (#6008730)
Craig Biggio, Trevor Hoffman, John Smoltz, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Lee Smith, Roy Halladay, Edgar Martinez, Alan Trammell, Barry Larkin...

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