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Friday, May 28, 2021

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 5-28-2021

Pittsburgh Press, May 28, 1921:

IS ALEXANDER ABOUT THROUGH?

Some baseball critics are of the opinion that Grover Cleveland Alexander, the Cubs’ veteran star hurler, is about at the end of his rope. He has got off to a poor start this spring, in sharp contrast to last season, when he won 10 straight games in the spring.

Narrator: “He was not.”

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: May 28, 2021 at 07:53 AM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dugout, history

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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: May 28, 2021 at 07:54 AM (#6021280)
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 (1.3 WAR)
1B: Justin Bour (3.9 WAR)
2B: Bill Doran (32.8 WAR)
3B: Jhonny Peralta (30.4 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 (5.6 WAR)

SP: Daniel Cabrera (4.0 WAR)
SP: Bob Kuzava (4.1 WAR)
SP: Randy Martz (3.8 WAR)
SP: King Brady (0.4 WAR)
SP: Jim Middleton (-0.4 WAR)
RP: Craig Kimbrel (20.5 WAR)
RP: Duane Ward (10.1 WAR)

General Manager/League President: Warren Giles
Athlete: Jim Thorpe (-0.2 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. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: May 28, 2021 at 05:45 PM (#6021401)
Sad Story: Willard Hershberger
   3. The Honorable Ardo Posted: May 28, 2021 at 09:50 PM (#6021424)
On the IL: Huascar Ynoa

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