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Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 5-30-2019

Liberty [Mississippi] Southern Herald, May 30, 1919:

All the blackboard stuff in the world can’t help when such a play is pulled as came off in the Cardinals-Reds game on April 24. In the third inning with one down Heathcote on first, Hornsby hit as clean a smash as ever was poled. It was good for three bases at least. Heathcote ran as far as second, listened to [Cincinnati second baseman] Morris Rath a moment and then raced back for first. He met Hornsby on the way. Rogers passed him and was called out. And there stood Heathcote back on first base, well satisfied with himself.

That’s not a TOOTBLAN, that’s a COOTBAGID*.

* - called out on the basepaths, another guy is dumb.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: May 30, 2019 at 09:56 AM | 13 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: cootbagid, dugout, dumbness, history

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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: May 30, 2019 at 09:57 AM (#5846743)
Today's Birthday Team. "Donlin, Manny, and Rusie, then go get boozy."

C: Mike Sadek (-0.1 WAR)
1B: Mike Donlin (29.2 WAR)
2B: Wally Kimmick (0.3 WAR)
3B: Rube Oldring (15.1 WAR)
SS: Christian Arroyo (-0.3 WAR)
LF: Charlie Frank (1.1 WAR)
CF: Tony Campana (1.5 WAR)
RF: Manny Ramirez (69.4 WAR)

SP: Amos Rusie (65.8 WAR)
SP: Al Mamaux (15.1 WAR)
SP: Turk Lown (10.5 WAR)
SP: Zack Wheeler (7.3 WAR)
SP: Scott Eyre (7.3 WAR)
RP: Tony Watson (12.0 WAR)

Manager: John Felske
Ballplayer or vacuum cleaner?: Dixie Upright
Fun names: Twink Twining, Tony Von Fricken
Historical oddity: Mark Kiger
Oh, does he? Well, he should cut it out.: Jim Steels
Osprey murderer: Jae Kuk Ryu
   2. Itchy Row Posted: May 30, 2019 at 11:00 AM (#5846768)
Manny has hit 82% of the HR by people with May 30 birthdays. He has over 95% if you limit it to people born after 1900.
   3. Tom Nawrocki Posted: May 30, 2019 at 03:22 PM (#5846876)
Trivia question: Since Silver Sluggers were first given out in 1980, eight pitchers have won it more than once. Name them. Hint: All of them have been National Leaguers.
   4. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: May 30, 2019 at 03:28 PM (#5846881)
I assume Mike Hampton has to be one--Rick Rhoden?
   5. Man o' Schwar Posted: May 30, 2019 at 03:29 PM (#5846884)
Zambrano
Bumgarner
Glavine

Don Robinson
Fernando
Doc Gooden?
   6. Man o' Schwar Posted: May 30, 2019 at 03:32 PM (#5846886)
Reuschel?
   7. JJ1986 Posted: May 30, 2019 at 03:35 PM (#5846887)
D-train?
   8. Tom Nawrocki Posted: May 30, 2019 at 03:37 PM (#5846888)
Hampton is the all-time leader with five.

Glavine has four. I would not have expected that.

Rhoden, Robinson and Zambrano each have three.

Bumgarner and Fernando each have two.

Gooden has one, and Reuschel didn't have any. To be fair, most of Reuschel's best years with the bat came prior to 1980.

There's one left.
   9. Tom Nawrocki Posted: May 30, 2019 at 03:41 PM (#5846892)
Dontrelle never won one. He hit .269/.287/.337 in 2005, with four doubles and a homer plus 11 RBIs, but he lost the Silver Slugger to Jason Marquis, who hit .310/.326/.460, including eight (!) doubles. Sillyball, man.
   10. Man o' Schwar Posted: May 30, 2019 at 03:54 PM (#5846896)
Greinke?

Boy I don't really know. Who's left - 80s guy, 90s guy, or later?
   11. Tom Nawrocki Posted: May 30, 2019 at 05:36 PM (#5846941)
The one remaining multiple Silver Slugger won it in 1980 and 1987, pitching for the Cardinals both years. He was pretty terrific both years: .295/.313/.447 in 1980, with five doubles and three homers, and .298/.333/.509 in 1987, with eight doubles and two homers.
   12. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: May 30, 2019 at 05:40 PM (#5846942)
That would be Bob Forsch, no?
   13. Tom Nawrocki Posted: May 30, 2019 at 05:51 PM (#5846946)
That would be Bob Forsch!

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