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Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 5-21-2021

Chicago Eagle, May 21, 1921:

[Reds catcher] Ivy Wingo still is puzzled by something that happened in a game the Cincinnati Reds played in New York last summer.
George Burns smacked one to left field. Ivy claimed it hit foul by at least a foot. Umpire Harrison said nothing. Ivy turned and asked: “You are not going to call that fair, are you?”

Harrison said he was. Ivy threw his glove in the air. At that time Burns had just rounded first. When the glove went up Harrison said: “You’re out of the game.”

Burns kept running. Ivy recovered his glove, the ball was not stopped at third base and Wingo backed up the play and got it, holding Burns at third. And now Ivy wants to know…if he was out of the game the instant Harrison told him, or if he was supposed to keep on playing until the play on Burns was completed.

For what it’s worth, the current rule (8.01d) says “If an umpire disqualifies a player while a play is in progress, the disqualification shall not take effect until no further action is possible in that play.”

I don’t know whether that was in effect in 1921.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: May 21, 2021 at 10:33 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: May 21, 2021 at 10:35 AM (#6020046)
An impressive collection of talent on today's Birthday Team. Everybody in the clubhouse has been instructed to make sure Eddie Milner and Josh Hamilton don't spend time together.

C: Matt Wieters (18.3 WAR)
1B: Kent Hrbek (38.6 WAR)
2B: Fred Dunlap (37.0 WAR)
3B: Ed Lucas (0.7 WAR)
SS: Eddie Grant (4.5 WAR)
LF: Eddie Milner (13.0 WAR)
CF: Earl Averill (51.1 WAR)
RF: Josh Hamilton (28.2 WAR)

SP: Doc Ayers (13.6 WAR)
SP: Mace Brown (10.4 WAR)
SP: Monty Stratton (10.3 WAR)
SP: Hank Johnson (4.6 WAR)
SP: Barry Latman (3.7 WAR)
RP: Andrew Miller (7.5 WAR)

Manager: Bobby Cox
Running back/Minor league outfielder: Ricky Williams
First manager of my hometown's (since relocated) minor league club: Bob Molinaro
Fun names: Bunny Hearn, Herold Juul, Elmer Sexauer, Karl Spongberg, El Tappe
   2. sanny manguillen Posted: May 21, 2021 at 11:44 AM (#6020053)
My brain has merged the names Karl Spongberg and Karl Spooner into the really fun name Karl Spoonyberger.
   3. Doug Jones threw harder than me Posted: May 21, 2021 at 11:52 AM (#6020054)
Hrbek is the starting first basemen for the "I'd like to buy a vowel" team.

Re: The most disappointing teams in baseball

Seems like the Giants are the most surprising team in baseball, 19-4 win yesterday, followed by the White Sox and the Red Sox. Well, at least I didn't think any of those teams would be performing as well as they are.

Still good, but surprising in their way, is the San Diego Padres, since their offense has comparatively struggled (9th in Runs Scored) but their pitching has been the best in baseball (1st in ERA), led by 2 pitchers on the wrong side of 30, Darvish and Melancon.
   4. Tom Nawrocki Posted: May 21, 2021 at 12:32 PM (#6020058)
If you can keep straight which one is Bob Molinaro and which one is Bob Coluccio, you're a better man than I.

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