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Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 5-12-2020

Pittsburgh Press, May 12, 1920:

WASHINGTON LAUGHS AT RUTH

In the Yankees’ recent series in Washington, Ruth, for whom the Gotham “kernels” are reported to have paid $125,000 or more, amassed a magnificent batting average of .167 for five games. He didn’t make a single home run, and got only three bingles in 18 times at bat.
...
One Capitol City scribe remarks that, unless Babe shows some improvement, opposing pitchers will be passing ordinary batsmen in the pinches to bring him to the plate.

Pittsburgh Gazette Times, May 12, 1920:

Ruth’s spectacular hitting featured New York’s 6-5 victory over Chicago [in New York yesterday]. In four times up, Ruth hit two home runs, a triple and drew a base on balls. One of Ruth’s home runs went into the right field bleachers, it being only the second ball hit into this bleacher in the history of the present stand.

You’re playing a dangerous game if you’re laughing at Babe Ruth. Do not poke the bear.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: May 12, 2020 at 10:15 AM | 14 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: May 12, 2020 at 10:17 AM (#5949688)
A good Birthday Team. Pour one out for Sweet Lou, who turns 63 today and still doesn't have a plaque in Cooperstown.

Might as well shut the place down. It's no longer useful.

C/Manager: Yogi Berra (59.5 WAR)
1B: Chicken Wolf (17.5 WAR)
2B: Lou Whitaker (75.1 WAR)
3B: Joe Dugan (9.4 WAR)
SS: Felipe Lopez (7.5 WAR)
LF: Kevin Bass (14.8 WAR)
CF: Felipe Alou (42.3 WAR)
RF: Lave Cross (46.6 WAR)

SP: Lance Lynn (21.9 WAR)
SP: Hank Borowy (16.0 WAR)
SP: Archie McKain (7.6 WAR)
SP: Gene Krapp (7.2 WAR)
SP: Mark Clark (5.9 WAR)
RP: Tom Timmermann (4.9 WAR)

Umpire: Ed Runge
Fun names: Rafael Bournigal, Hob Hiller, Gookie Dawkins
   2. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: May 12, 2020 at 10:46 AM (#5949701)
"kernels"???
   3. The Mighty Quintana Posted: May 12, 2020 at 11:05 AM (#5949708)
Lynn also replaced favorites pizza and beer with more water and vodka.


That was from an MLB.com article about how Lance dropped weight for the 2013 season. Sounds like my quarantine.
   4. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: May 12, 2020 at 11:14 AM (#5949714)
Quite the menagerie on the offensive side: Chicken, wolf, bass, bear(a). Also maybe a juvenile kangaroo.
   5. Itchy Row Posted: May 12, 2020 at 11:17 AM (#5949715)
That's how you end up with a mound of krapp.
   6. Tom Nawrocki Posted: May 12, 2020 at 11:25 AM (#5949716)
I think I'd take Felipe Alou over Yogi as my manager. Berra has the better winning percentage, .522 to .503, and two pennants to Alou's zero, but:

* Alou managed more than twice as long
* In the age of expanded playoffs, Alou finished first twice, but one was the ill-fated 1994 Expos, and the other was the 2003 Giants who lost to the charmed Marlins in the NLDS
* One of Berra's pennants was with a 82-79 Mets team
* Berra managed the Yankees in two of their heydays, whereas Alou managed the Expos while their owner was trying to kill them off

All in all, I think Alou's record is more impressive.
   7. Mike Webber Posted: May 12, 2020 at 12:07 PM (#5949723)
"kernels"???

The Yankees were owned by Colonel Jacob Ruppert and Colonel Tillinghast Huston.
   8. JL72 Posted: May 12, 2020 at 12:07 PM (#5949724)
I had never heard the term "bingles" used as a term for single.

Learned something new today.
   9. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: May 12, 2020 at 12:26 PM (#5949730)
I had never heard the term "bingles" used as a term for single.

Learned something new today.

it was very common when I was growing up (MANY years ago)--not so common now. It had a slightly derisive connotation
   10. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: May 12, 2020 at 01:08 PM (#5949741)
The Yankees were owned by Colonel Jacob Ruppert and Colonel Tillinghast Huston

Kernal Kash (Huston) won my heart when I learned that he paid for his half share of the Yanks by reaching into his pocket and pulling out 125 thousand dollar bills.
   11. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: May 12, 2020 at 01:18 PM (#5949750)
he Yankees were owned by Colonel Jacob Ruppert and Colonel Tillinghast Huston

I always assumed these titles were Kentucky-type Colonels, but Ruppert was a colonel in the New York National guard and Huston was a bird colonel in the US army during WW I
   12. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: May 12, 2020 at 01:49 PM (#5949761)
All in all, I think Alou's record is more impressive.
Yeah, but Yogi’s press would be more entertaining.
   13. Snowboy Posted: May 12, 2020 at 02:58 PM (#5949791)
SS: Felipe Lopez (7.5 WAR)


I was floored the other day when I mentioned that I was at Ben Broussard's debut game, 22Jun 2002, in Montreal. And a longtime poster piped up "so was I."

I'll admit, the following is slightly lower hanging fruit. But here goes: I have a Felipe Lopez bobblehead. Anyone else?
(And I don't have a lot of bobbleheads, I'm not a collector, I have five of them. But Felipe is one of them.)
   14. The Yankee Clapper Posted: May 14, 2020 at 12:14 AM (#5950304)
You’re playing a dangerous game if you’re laughing at Babe Ruth. Do not poke the bear.
Babe did end up hitting only .360/.473/.720 against the Senators, his worst OPS against any team that year.

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