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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 6-29-2021

Washington Times, June 29, 1921:

The fame of the New York Yankees and busting Babe Ruth is sung wherever baseball is played or known. No greater proof of this is needed than to know that H.G. Dorsch, of Quincy, Calif., who is now in [New York], traveled all the way across the continent to see Babe Ruth play ball.
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Dorsch: “This trip to New York is the greatest experience of my life. I have heard of the Yankees, and of Babe Ruth, and I had always hoped to see them play and to meet Babe Ruth…I am going to remain in New York until the early fall, and perhaps a little longer. If the Yankees are up in the race I’ll stay around as long as they have a chance. I will have plenty to tell the folks back home about the Yankees and about Babe Ruth.

It’s easy to take for granted the ability to see any baseball game you want to see, but reading something like this reminds me how lucky we are these days.

From what I can tell, the person in this article is Henry Dorsch, who was a retired hardware store owner, ex-president of the local Red Cross and former Plumas County commissioner. Not a bad way to spend your retirement.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: June 29, 2021 at 08:08 AM | 13 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: babe ruth, dugout, history

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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: June 29, 2021 at 08:09 AM (#6026808)
Speaking of Babe Ruth, it's Harry Frazee's birthday! Today's Birthday Team:

C/Manager: Wilbert Robinson (6.7 WAR)
1B: Pedro Guerrero (34.4 WAR)
2B: Heinie Reitz (12.8 WAR)
3B: Yolmer Sanchez (6.9 WAR)
SS: Bobby Morgan (9.4 WAR)
LF: Harmon Killebrew (60.4 WAR)
CF: Larry Stahl (2.2 WAR)
RF: Bobby Veach (48.0 WAR)

SP: Dizzy Trout (49.8 WAR)
SP: Rick Honeycutt (21.6 WAR)
SP: Ed Seward (20.5 WAR)
SP: Bob Shaw (18.3 WAR)
SP: Phil Cockrell (14.6 WAR)
RP: Dicta Johnson (7.3 WAR)

Broadcaster: Craig Sager
Fun names: Farmer Steelman, Nippy Jones, She Donahue
Owner: Harry Frazee
Turned a .404 BABIP in 106 rookie at-bats into an 11-year MLB career: John Wehner (-1.8 WAR)
Umpire: Cal Drummond
Utilitydudes: Burgess Whitehead (5.8 WAR), Joe Inglett (4.9 WAR)
   2. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: June 29, 2021 at 08:37 AM (#6026809)
that's a really good Birthday Team.
   3. Tom Nawrocki Posted: June 29, 2021 at 10:26 AM (#6026819)
It's fun seeing new old names start to pop up on the birthday teams. Phil Cockrell and Dicta Johnson, come on down!
   4. sanny manguillen Posted: June 29, 2021 at 01:30 PM (#6026846)
Was at a game as a child where some loudmouth was yelling at Larry Stahl, "Hey, Stahl! You're pants are ripped!" Stahl obligingly groped around the seat of his pants as if he thought he might, indeed, have split a seam. I conclude from this incident that Stahl is a good guy with a sense of humor, and I wish him a happy 80th.
   5. Tom Nawrocki Posted: June 29, 2021 at 03:11 PM (#6026870)
If you're from Chicago, Larry Stahl is known for one thing and one thing only: He walked on a 3-2 count with two outs in the ninth as Milt Pappas was working on a perfect game in 1972, turning it into a plain ol' no-hitter.
   6. Walt Davis Posted: June 29, 2021 at 06:15 PM (#6026913)
that's a really good Birthday Team.

Right up until Frazee sells off Killebrew to finance Sub-Mariner: The Musical
   7. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: June 29, 2021 at 06:20 PM (#6026915)
The 2009 Phils now have the distinction of having 4 of the top 100 Winningest LHPs in history. Can you name them?

Bonus question: They also had a RHP who was undeniably greater than any of them. Who was he?
   8. Tom Nawrocki Posted: June 29, 2021 at 06:22 PM (#6026916)
Cliff Lee, Jamie Moyer... I reckon they didn't still have Carlton.

The RHP is Pedro Martinez.
   9. Walt Davis Posted: June 29, 2021 at 07:16 PM (#6026920)
Hamels
   10. Walt Davis Posted: June 29, 2021 at 07:18 PM (#6026921)
Probably somebody like Smyly.

EDIT: I am correct in spirit but not fact.
   11. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: June 29, 2021 at 10:44 PM (#6026971)
The missing LHP broke in with the Phils in 2007 and was traded in 2010 for the Phillies’ “fourth ace”.
   12. Gch Posted: June 29, 2021 at 10:48 PM (#6026974)
JA Happ!
   13. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: June 29, 2021 at 11:15 PM (#6026984)
Dong, ding, ding!

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