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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 5-28-2019

Washington Herald, May 28, 1919:

The flukiest kind of a fluke double due in part to Hap Felsch’s speed and in part to Eddie Foster’s mental lapse, defeated the Nationals [in Chicago yesterday] and gave the White Sox a clean sweep in the series. The final score was 4 to 3.
...
With one out [in the sixth], Felsch’s bounder caromed off Eddie’s glove. While Eddie held the ball Hap sprinted for second, stretching the rap into a double. Gandil singled to left scoring Felsch with the winning run.

This was probably nothing more than a brain fade on Foster’s part, but with the 1919 White Sox (and specifically Felsch) involved, it does make me wonder just a bit.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: May 28, 2019 at 10:12 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: May 28, 2019 at 10:14 AM (#5846108)
Today's Birthday Team features three very good position players, two great closers, and a whole lot of not much else. Pearce Chiles will be using his catch phrase quite a bit.

C: Willard Hershberger (1.5 WAR)
1B: Justin Bour (4.6 WAR)
2B: Bill Doran (32.9 WAR)
3B: Jhonny Peralta (31.7 WAR)
SS: Rafael Landestoy (0.6 WAR)
LF: Pearce "What's the Use" Chiles (1.2 WAR)
CF: Kirk Gibson (38.4 WAR)
RF: Bill Barrett (5.5 WAR)

SP: Daniel Cabrera (4.0 WAR)
SP: Bob Kuzava (4.0 WAR)
SP: Randy Martz (3.8 WAR)
SP: King Brady (0.4 WAR)
SP: Jim Middleton (-0.2 WAR)
RP: Craig Kimbrel (20.1 WAR)
RP: Duane Ward (10.1 WAR)

General Manager/League President: Warren Giles
Athlete: Jim Thorpe (-0.1 WAR)
Guy who ate (eats?) bugs: Mike Maksudian (0.1 WAR)
Not that one: Norm Lehr
Fun names: Steve Jeltz, Tilson Brito, Skip Jutze, Buddy Booker
   2. Bote Man Posted: May 28, 2019 at 11:57 AM (#5846146)
Did the Athletics ever find a local radio affiliate?

According to news from back in December they tweeted a shot across the bow at their former partner, KGMZ, which apparently pissed off everyone more than a bat flip pisses of Brian McCann. So 6 months ago nobody would give them the time of day.
   3. salvomania Posted: May 28, 2019 at 12:09 PM (#5846154)
Willard Hershberger (1.5 WAR)

Hershberger followed his father down a particularly grim path...
   4. salvomania Posted: May 28, 2019 at 12:24 PM (#5846164)
SP: Bob Kuzava (4.0 WAR)

The Cardinals, desperate for a lefty in their pen down the stretch in the 1957 pennant race, bought Kuzava from the Pirates. To clear roster space for Kuzava---a "proven veteran" who'd pitched in three World Series for the Yankees---the Cardinals placed Hoyt Wilhelm on waivers, and he was claimed by the Indians.

The 34-year-old Kuzava pitched 2.1 innings for the Cardinals, and never pitched in the majors again.

After being waived, the 34-year-old Wilhelm would go on to make 8 all-star teams while pitching another 1591 innings in 711 games, with 176 saves and exactly 100 wins.

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