Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 6-22-2021

Toledo News-Bee, June 22, 1921:

Up at San Jose a week ago, the home team was playing a game of baseball…In the eighth one of the visiting players hit a ball over the center fielder’s head and it rolled about 400 yards [sic]—so far, in fact that the center fielder knew it was a hopeless chase and loafed after the ball while the batter crossed the plate.

As the fielder arrived at the scoreboard, under which the ball had rolled, he saw an unkempt individual slink out from behind the boards and pick up the ball. The man wore a frowsy shirt, a pair of dirty overalls and had a two weeks’ stubble on his face.
“Can I keep this ball?” he asked the fielder.
“Nix. They cost too much to give away, brother”...Then—
“Why, Hal Chase, what in the world are you doing here hiding?”

Not only was Chase banned from playing, he was banned from entering ballparks.

Still, I’m not entirely sure this actually happened. I’m always a bit suspicious when I read stories with a moral, without player or team names, that are oddly specific about what was said.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: June 22, 2021 at 08:15 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dugout, history, morality tales

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: June 22, 2021 at 08:17 AM (#6025682)
Past the front-line talent, there's not a ton for Bryan Price to work with on today's Birthday Team. So it's a lot like the Reds teams he managed.

C: Ron Hodges (6.1 WAR)
1B: Brad Hawpe (4.5 WAR)
2B: Ian Kinsler (54.1 WAR)
3B: Bill Williams (5.5 WAR)
SS: Willie Harris (3.3 WAR)
LF: 1970s Mike Anderson (4.4 WAR)
CF: Russ Snyder (5.2 WAR)
RF: Steel Arm Davis (9.6 WAR)

SP: Carl Hubbell (68.5 WAR)
SP: Walt Masterson (9.4 WAR)
SP: 1970s-1980s Roy Thomas (3.6 WAR)
SP: Cesar Ramos (1.4 WAR)
SP: Kenshin Kawakami (1.0 WAR)
RP: Jason Motte (5.0 WAR)

Manager: Bryan Price
-3.8 career WAR: Faye Throneberry (-3.8 WAR)
Not that one: Jim Hunter
Milhouse Van Houten's favorite player: Esteban Yan
   2. AndrewJ Posted: June 22, 2021 at 10:07 AM (#6025691)
Carl Hubbell won two MVPs and has the most MVP Shares of any pitcher with 3.07 -- second by just a bit (at 3.03) is Dizzy Dean.
   3. Tom Nawrocki Posted: June 22, 2021 at 10:18 AM (#6025692)
Brad Hawpe had four extremely consistent years for the Rockies from 2006 to 2009 - OPS+ every year from 120 to 130, homers from 22 to 29, batting average from .283 to .293, slugging from .498 to .539, OBP from .381 to .387 (!). He was basically Harold Baines for four seasons, but those were the only years of his career he was worth anything.
   4. EddieA Posted: June 22, 2021 at 04:07 PM (#6025749)
Esteban Yan's career OPS+ sank 327 points when he singled in his second and last career at bat. Career OPS+ of 771.
   5. SoSH U at work Posted: June 22, 2021 at 04:28 PM (#6025753)

Esteban Yan's career OPS+ sank 327 points when he singled in his second and last career at bat. Career OPS+ of 771.

0.3 oWAR in two ABs. Take that, Paciorek.
   6. EddieA Posted: June 22, 2021 at 05:26 PM (#6025768)
There's video of Esteban Yan in the first pitch he ever saw in the major leagues. slow trot.
   7. EddieA Posted: June 22, 2021 at 05:29 PM (#6025770)
There's video of the first pitch Esteban Yan ever saw as a hitter in the major leagues. Slow trot

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.



<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF


Thanks to
Ray (CTL)
for his generous support.

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogNBA 2021 Playoffs+ thread
(3858 - 4:33pm, Aug 03)
Last: asinwreck

NewsblogEmpty Stadium Sports Will Be Really Weird
(13560 - 4:26pm, Aug 03)
Last: Barry`s_Lazy_Boy

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 8-3-2021
(9 - 3:59pm, Aug 03)
Last: Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc

NewsblogSmile, dummies, it's OMNICHATTER!, for August 3, 2021
(1 - 3:33pm, Aug 03)
Last: Shohei Brotani (formerly LA Hombre)

NewsblogNew York Mets don't sign first-round draft pick Kumar Rocker before deadline
(83 - 3:33pm, Aug 03)
Last: Karl from NY

NewsblogChicago Cubs' Jed Hoyer says inability to sign stars to long-term deals 'greatest source of frustration'
(18 - 3:31pm, Aug 03)
Last: Hank White

NewsblogRays, Cubs Discussed Potential Trade Involving Tyler Glasnow And Kris Bryant/Craig Kimbrel
(7 - 2:10pm, Aug 03)
Last: Brian C

NewsblogOT Soccer Thread - In Which Euro 2020 Is Played in 2021
(833 - 1:41pm, Aug 03)

Sox TherapyDance With Who Brung Ya'
(26 - 1:25pm, Aug 03)
Last: Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer

NewsblogSan Francisco Giants acquire Kris Bryant from Chicago Cubs for two prospects
(50 - 9:49am, Aug 03)
Last: Ron J

Hall of MeritJimmie Foxx
(18 - 8:09am, Aug 03)
Last: Rally

NewsblogIt's hard to think with all this OMNICHATTER!, August 2, 2021
(12 - 3:19am, Aug 03)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogBaseball Hall of Fame denies Curt Schilling's request to be removed from ballot for 2022 vote
(51 - 7:44pm, Aug 02)
Last: Ron J

Hall of MeritMark Grace
(25 - 6:47pm, Aug 02)
Last: SoSH U at work

Gonfalon CubsThis all sucks
(32 - 3:01pm, Aug 02)
Last: Walks Clog Up the Bases

Page rendered in 0.2997 seconds
48 querie(s) executed