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Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 7-28-2020

Marshalltown [Iowa] Times-Republican, July 28, 1920:

Baseball Entering New “Golden Era”

Baseball is supposed to have enjoyed its greatest era from 1903 to 1913, but leading baseball men in the game today believe the coming ten years will shatter all records of the former “golden era.” In nearly every league which has reported, attendance figures indicate the greatest increase in popularity in baseball the game has ever had.
President Ban Johnson believes the next ten years will be the greatest the old game has ever enjoyed. He says this country is slated for ten years of unprecedented prosperity.

Well, nine years and three months.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: July 28, 2020 at 10:25 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: July 28, 2020 at 10:26 AM (#5966334)
This would be an awful Birthday Team if not for Bullet Rogan holding down the fort in center field and pitching every fifth day. As it stands, it's just not all that great.

C: Bob Wood (7.2 WAR)
1B: Darin Ruf (-0.4 WAR)
2B: Ron Theobald (4.5 WAR)
3B: Ted Lepcio (5.3 WAR)
SS: Ernie Bowman (-0.7 WAR)
LF: Carmelo Martinez (11.1 WAR)
CF/SP/Manager: Bullet Rogan (Baseball Hall of Fame)
RF: Elmer Miller (-0.5 WAR)

SP: Vida Blue (45.1 WAR)
SP: Freddie Fitzsimmons (35.6 WAR)
SP: Duke Esper (18.3 WAR)
SP: Walker Buehler (5.5 WAR)
RP: Chad Paronto (0.0 WAR)

General Manager: Wayne Krivsky
Announcer, perhaps my least favorite play by play guy not named Chris Berman: Marty Brennaman
   2. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: July 28, 2020 at 11:13 AM (#5966349)
I'm guessing the Crown Prince wasn't too happy that day, either, especially if he was a movie fan. (He later became King Umberto II, ruling Italy de facto after Mussolini's departure in 1944, but officially for only 34 days in the spring of 1946. He lived the last 37 years of his life in Portugal, in exile.)
   3. The Yankee Clapper Posted: July 28, 2020 at 03:57 PM (#5966449)
Carrying a .750 win percentage into late July pays off, Astros exercise 2021 club option on Manager Dusty Baker.
   4. Hank Gillette Posted: July 28, 2020 at 09:42 PM (#5966524)
He [Ban Johnson] says this country is slated for ten years of unprecedented prosperity.

Counting 1920, he pretty much nailed it. Of course, he neglected to mention what would happen the 10 years after that.

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