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Thursday, June 24, 2021

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 6-24-2021

Great Falls Tribune, June 24, 1921:

Babe Ruth made his 25th home run of the season in the fifth inning Thursday, with a man on first. The ball landed two-thirds of the way up the right field bleachers [at Fenway Park] and is believed to have been the longest drive ever made into those stands.

In the past few weeks, Ruth had hit the longest home run in the history of both the Polo Grounds and Fenway Park.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: June 24, 2021 at 08:04 AM | 17 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: June 24, 2021 at 08:06 AM (#6026075)
Some decent position players on today's Birthday Team but not a lot of pitching.

C: Rollie Hemsley (4.3 WAR)
1B: Don Mincher (23.1 WAR)
2B/Manager: Billy Nash (33.8 WAR)
3B: Juan Francisco (1.4 WAR)
SS: Bobby Reeves (0.6 WAR)
LF: Buster Adams (9.0 WAR)
CF: Jake Stenzel (21.3 WAR)
RF: George Harper (18.6 WAR)

SP: Phil Hughes (11.0 WAR)
SP: Al Gerheauser (2.9 WAR)
SP: Robbie Ross (2.6 WAR)
SP: Jack Banta (2.3 WAR)
SP: Jack Katoll (-1.1 WAR)
RP: Doug Jones (21.4 WAR)

-5.2 Career WAR, 61 ERA+, 9-38 career W-L record: Kirtley Baker
NPB great: Wally Yonamine
   2. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: June 24, 2021 at 09:12 AM (#6026086)
1B: Don Mincher (23.1 WAR)

pretty fair country ballplayer
   3. The Honorable Ardo Posted: June 24, 2021 at 02:40 PM (#6026148)
It's crazy that the Brewers never gave young Doug Jones a real chance despite some strong minor league numbers.
   4. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: June 24, 2021 at 05:13 PM (#6026170)
It's crazy that the Brewers never gave young Doug Jones a real chance despite some strong minor league numbers.

do you know who holds the Brewers record for most wins(117)? I saw it the other day & never would have guessed it in a million years
   5. JJ1986 Posted: June 24, 2021 at 05:40 PM (#6026172)
I would have guessed Teddy Higuera, but that's probably not right.
   6. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: June 24, 2021 at 05:51 PM (#6026175)
I would have guessed Teddy Higuera, but that's probably not right.

nope
   7. Walt Davis Posted: June 24, 2021 at 05:57 PM (#6026176)
Probably not Moose Haas which is a shame. I don't think Ben Sheets was healthy enough. They had ... was it Don Cardwell for a bit. 117 is really a decent number of wins ... it was probably a solid pitcher who was there for a long time but even at 15 wins a year that's still 8 years. Oh well, I'm giving up and taking a look.

EDIT: Mike Caldwell is who I was thinking of and he won 102.
EDIT2: Oh yeah, that guy. Making it extra tough, he's only 7th in Brewer career pWAR, behind most of the folks we've named.
   8. Tom Nawrocki Posted: June 24, 2021 at 05:58 PM (#6026177)
Walt's thinking of Mike Caldwell, who was my first guess. Jim Colborn?
   9. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: June 24, 2021 at 06:13 PM (#6026180)
Walt's thinking of Mike Caldwell, who was my first guess. Jim Colborn?

nope--the only hint I can give is that the most he ever won in a season was 17 and that was for the Tigers. The most he had with the Brewers was 15
   10. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: June 24, 2021 at 06:20 PM (#6026182)
Walt's thinking of Mike Caldwell, who was my first guess. Jim Colborn?

another hint--you got the right first name
   11. vortex of dissipation Posted: June 24, 2021 at 07:00 PM (#6026186)
Got to be Jim Slaton.
   12. Walt Davis Posted: June 24, 2021 at 07:02 PM (#6026187)
another hint--you got the right first name

In the day, I regularly confused this guy with Colborn. Which is not much of a hint.
   13. Walt Davis Posted: June 24, 2021 at 07:08 PM (#6026189)
Babe Ruth made his 25th home run of the season

Yet another euphemism for taking a ####.

More productively, a hopefully up-to-date sporcle quiz on team win leaders.
   14. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: June 24, 2021 at 07:11 PM (#6026190)
Got to be Jim Slaton.

he holds a slew of Brewers pitching records--most wins, losses, starts, shutouts, most hits, homers and BB's surrendered
   15. Walt Davis Posted: June 24, 2021 at 07:19 PM (#6026192)
20 out of 30 for me although one was just a misspelling on my part and I don't feel too bad about the others. The franchises whose leader has fewer wins than Slaton: Rox, Marlins, Padres, Rays.
   16. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: June 24, 2021 at 07:23 PM (#6026194)
20 out of 30 for me although one was just a misspelling on my part and I don't feel too bad about the others. The franchises whose leader has fewer wins than Slaton: Rox, Marlins, Padres, Rays.

ashamed to admit I've never heard of the guy who leads the Rockies
   17. vortex of dissipation Posted: June 24, 2021 at 10:12 PM (#6026240)
-5.2 Career WAR, 61 ERA+, 9-38 career W-L record: Kirtley Baker


There has to be an error in his line for 1894. He's shown as pitching one game, no innings, with an ERA of infinity. He's listed as facing three batters, giving up one hit and two walks. But he's also listed as giving up five runs, all earned. You can't give up five earned runs facing three batters. Either he gave up three runs facing three batters, or gave up five runs facing five batters - the latter would be possible if he also hit two batters. But as it is, something's off...

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