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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 4-28-2020

Hal Chase on his future in baseball, Wilmington [Delaware] Evening Journal, April 28, 1920:

“I’m through with baseball as far as the east is concerned. New York sent me a contract for this season. It was a better contract than I had last year. Last season, however, I took a cut of $2000.
A chance came to get into business, so I took it…Yes, I might play ball a little on the coast, but I don’t like the idea of playing every day, maybe a couple of times a week. I want to look at baseball more as a recreation than a business in the future.”

“I definitely haven’t been kicked out of Organized Baseball or anything, but I don’t plan to be a full-time baseball player anymore and that just happened to take place at the same time gambling and match-fixing rumors began to heat up.”

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: April 28, 2020 at 10:15 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: April 28, 2020 at 10:16 AM (#5945381)
Today's Birthday Team is scraping the bottom of the barrel for some of its position players. David Freese caught an inning once, which makes him the only guy on the roster with experience behind the plate.

C: David Freese (18.4 WAR)
1B: Russ Morman (-0.1 WAR)
2B/SP: Red Lucas (44.6 WAR)
3B: Matt Chapman (19.8 WAR)
SS: Barry Larkin (70.5 WAR)
LF: Red Treadway (0.0 WAR)
CF: Jackie Brandt (13.1 WAR)
RF: Mike Chartak (1.8 WAR)

SP: Pedro Ramos (21.9 WAR)
SP: Tom Browning (19.8 WAR)
SP: Harry Gaspar (9.0 WAR)
SP: John Cerutti (6.9 WAR)
RP: Tom Sturdivant (10.3 WAR)

2B when Lucas pitches: Luis Quinones (0.3 WAR)
ARGH GAME SIX 1995: Jim Poole
Fun names: Rinty Monahan, Cuddles Marshall
Manager: Charlie Metro
   2. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: April 28, 2020 at 11:53 AM (#5945422)
I finally got English translations of Chinese player names working on Working on getting the KBO up and running before Opening Day next week.
   3. Ziggy: social distancing since 1980 Posted: April 28, 2020 at 12:00 PM (#5945427)
More fun with B-R's autocomplete: mm gives you Kevin Mmahat. Who apparently is a real person.
   4. AndrewJ Posted: April 28, 2020 at 06:42 PM (#5945627)
Number of games started as a pitcher by Red Lucas in 1931-32: 60
Number of complete games thrown by Red Lucas in 1931-32: 52
   5. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 28, 2020 at 06:54 PM (#5945630)
Kevin Mmahat. Who apparently is a real person.
1990 Donruss, baby!
   6. Tom Nawrocki Posted: April 28, 2020 at 07:44 PM (#5945644)
Winston Llenas, Robert Eenhoorn, Hank Aaron - they're all real people.
   7. Misirlou cut his hair and moved to Rome Posted: April 28, 2020 at 07:53 PM (#5945646)
So are Robb Nen and Dann Billardello ( I wonder if his mother calls him Dannnny?)

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