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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 6-18-2020

Bridgeport Times, June 18, 1920:

When members of the Little Rock baseball team arrived at Ponce De Leon Park, the Southern Association grounds [in Atlanta], yesterday afternoon, for the scheduled game with Atlanta, they found the gates locked against them. The management of the Atlanta club, together with officials of the Mobile and Chattanooga teams, had announced earlier in the day that no games would be played with Little Rock as long as Casey Smith and Tom Seaton…appeared in the Little Rock lineup. [Smith and Seaton] were signed by Little Rock after they had been released by San Francisco for alleged unsportsmanlike conduct.
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The umpires ruled that both teams must be on the ground to have the game forfeited. The Atlanta players were not at the park.

The “alleged unsportsmanlike conduct” by Seaton and Smith was that they were allegedly throwing games. Anyway, below this story is Little Rock’s response, which is that if opposing teams refuse to play, Little Rock will claim forfeit wins and $300 in penalties that go with a forfeit. They threaten a lawsuit if the league doesn’t agree to their demands.

Seaton and Smith never again played in organized baseball, so presumably Little Rock didn’t get what they wanted.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: June 18, 2020 at 10:19 AM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dugout, forfeits, history

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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: June 18, 2020 at 10:20 AM (#5958023)
Today's Birthday Team is absolutely dreadful; the Run Fairy is the number two starter. Obviously he's not a real starting pitcher, but at least he resembles a real pitcher of some sort.

C/Manager: Sandy Alomar (13.7 WAR)
1B: Andres Galarraga (31.7 WAR)
2B: Charlie Ganzel (8.0 WAR)
3B: Chris Coghlan (1.1 WAR)
SS: Marty Berghammer (0.7 WAR)
LF: Lou Brock (45.4 WAR)
CF: J.B. Shuck (-1.3 WAR)
RF: Ben Johnson (0.2 WAR)

SP: Matt Moore (5.1 WAR)
SP: Felix Heredia (0.6 WAR)
SP: Varney Anderson (-0.5 WAR)
SP: Nick Margevicius (-0.8 WAR)
SP: Jeremy Powell (-0.8 WAR)
RP: Steve Cishek (12.4 WAR)

Backup C: Jason Castro (12.1 WAR)
Prospect flameout: Ron Necciai (-1.2 WAR)
2020 Rakuten Monkeys ace: Lisalverto Bonilla (-0.4 WAR)
   2. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: June 18, 2020 at 10:36 AM (#5958030)
the Tom Seaton mentioned in the intro had a substantial MLB career--won 27 games for the 1913 Phils, then jumped to Brooklyn of the Federal League and won 25 in 1914
   3. crict Posted: June 18, 2020 at 12:18 PM (#5958042)
Sorry for the self-promotion, but my article on Charlie Culver, an African-American who briefly played in Organized baseball in 1922, is now available online.
   4. Ron J Posted: June 18, 2020 at 12:31 PM (#5958047)
Cool crict. Promote away for interesting stuff like this.
   5. vortex of dissipation Posted: June 18, 2020 at 04:18 PM (#5958146)
Thanks for posting the article on Charlie Culver. That's really interesting, and something I did not know about.
   6. SoSH U at work Posted: June 18, 2020 at 04:31 PM (#5958150)
I appreciate the link, crict.
   7. AndrewJ Posted: June 18, 2020 at 08:21 PM (#5958171)
Nice article, crict.
   8. crict Posted: June 18, 2020 at 09:57 PM (#5958189)
Thanks everyone. I found about Culver last Fall, it looks like this story flew under the radar for almost 100 years.
   9. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: June 19, 2020 at 10:14 AM (#5958253)
I also liked the note about how he may have changed his name to "Calvert" because "cul ver" / "cul vert" doesn't sound good in French.
   10. Der-K's emotional investment is way up Posted: June 19, 2020 at 10:36 AM (#5958260)
thanks crict!

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