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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 6-25-2020

Pittsburgh Gazette Times, June 25, 1920:

A change in the baseball rule, governing balls hit out of the playing fields, will go into effect [today], it was announced by American League headquarters [yesterday].
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The rule in question…provides that a ball shall be judged fair or foul “according to where it passes over the boundry line of the actual playing field.”
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Under the new ruling if an umpire sees a ball land foul it must be called foul, regardless of whether it passed over the boundary fence fair. The change applies to both major leagues.

Wow. I really hate that rule change. I’m happy it didn’t last.

Also on the same page, the Cardinals are moving to Sportsman’s Park in order to accomodate increased fan interest. They’d stay at Sportsman’s until Busch Stadium opened in 1953.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: June 25, 2020 at 10:25 AM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: June 25, 2020 at 10:26 AM (#5959412)
Today's Birthday Team is shaky in the middle infield.

Second baseman Michael Tucker was really an outfielder, though he leads all players born on June 25 with three career appearances at second base. Tucker was a shortstop in college and a second baseman in his first pro season, so he'd probably be good enough to not look totally ridiculous out there. Shortstop Barney White had one career MLB at-bat.

Random fact: Nobody born on June 25 has appeared in a major league game since Aramis Ramirez went 0-for-3 and Bobby LaFramboise threw a scoreless third of an inning, both for the Pirates, on October 3, 2015.

C: Mike Stanley (20.9 WAR)
1B/Manager: Joe Kuhel (29.2 WAR)
2B: Michael Tucker (8.1 WAR)
3B: Aramis Ramirez (32.4 WAR)
SS: Barney White (0.0 WAR)
LF: Carlos Delgado (44.4 WAR)
CF: Don Demeter (12.9 WAR)
RF: Luke Scott (11.8 WAR)

SP: Aaron Sele (20.1 WAR)
SP: Dick Drago (19.1 WAR)
SP: Paul Maholm (11.9 WAR)
SP: Bob Shirley (9.7 WAR)
SP: Clay Kirby (7.0 WAR)
RP: Alejandro Pena (15.4 WAR)

Blass disease victim: Daniel Bard
Former minor leaguer with a fantastic name: Rusty Puffinbarger
Fun names: Memo Luna, Camp Skinner
Minor leaguer, beneficiary of nepotism: Jonathan Schuerholz
Name is one letter away from being French for "Bobby The Raspberry": Bobby LaFromboise
Team President: Harry Hempstead
   2. salvomania Posted: June 25, 2020 at 11:21 AM (#5959424)
SP: Clay Kirby (7.0 WAR)

Kirby put up back-to-back 4+ WAR seasons for the Padres in 1971-1972, and he has the highest Game Score in the last 50 years (109), when he went 15 innings with 15 K's against the Astros on Sept. 24, 1971 (the Astros won in 21 innings).

The game before that was a complete game with 10 Ks (Game Score of 90), and the game after that was a 10-inning complete game with a Game Score of 80. So in his final three starts of the year he pitched 34 innings, allowed 3 runs on 16 hits, and fanned 36.

He had four straight negative-WAR seasons after 1972, and last appeared in the majors in 1976, at age 28.
   3. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: June 25, 2020 at 01:51 PM (#5959463)
I've added Japanese scores and standings to EveryBaseballScore.com. There are still a few bugs I need to work out while games are live - it's much difficult to find and fix this stuff if it mostly happens while I'm asleep. But it's mostly working correctly.
   4. The Mighty Quintana Posted: June 25, 2020 at 02:56 PM (#5959478)
In the right ballpark, this team could hit 220 homers, but oh, that defense!
   5. vortex of dissipation Posted: June 25, 2020 at 03:08 PM (#5959480)
A player born on June 25 who has an interesting story is a current NPB player, Yuhei Takai, who has been with the Tokyo Yakult Swallows since 2003. He's one of the more successful examples of a player who switched from being a pitcher to a position player in mid-career. He came up as a 19-year-old lefty pitcher, but had mixed results - 18-19, 4.96 ERA from 2003 to 2009. His major problem was control - in 297 innings, he had 174 walks, 16 HBP, and 39 wild pitches. After the 2009 season, he converted to an outfielder, spending two seasons in the Japanese minors learning the position. He reappeared with the Swallows in 2012, and had a breakout year in 2014 at age 30, hitting .316/.372/.505 with 23 home runs, making the All-Star team and being named to the Best Nine. He's been a regular since then, with a career average of .293. He also has a reputation as one of the nicest guys in NPB.

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