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Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 7-6-2020

Toledo News-Bee, July 6, 1920:

Wild Excitement Caused By Illegal Pitching of Dave Danforth of Columbus Develops A Near-Riot, Pop Bottle Throwing And Delays The Game For Two Hours and 35 Minutes
...
Danforth was pitching sailers all morning, and the Umpire Murray threw out two dozen balls and warned the southpaw several times…During one of the many arguments at the plate, somebody in the lower section of the stand hurled a pop bottle on the field that rolled over the pan at the feet of the arbiter.

There wasn’t much harm in this, but there was a possible death in another bottle that was thrown with great force from the top entrance to the upper deck.

Things went downhill quickly, the fans rioted, more cops showed up, and eventually everyone calmed down. It’s obviously not okay to throw glass bottles at people, but Toledo is the Glass City, so you’ll have that I guess.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: July 06, 2020 at 10:20 AM | 26 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: July 06, 2020 at 10:21 AM (#5961259)
A nice collection of position players on today's Birthday Team.

C/Manager: Steve O'Neill (26.1 WAR)
1B: Jason Thompson (25.0 WAR)
2B: Willie Randolph (65.9 WAR)
3B: Manny Machado (36.7 WAR)
SS: Roy Hartzell (13.4 WAR)
LF: Andrew Benintendi (9.9 WAR)
CF: Lance Johnson (30.2 WAR)
RF: Wes Fisler (7.1 WAR)

SP: Omar Olivares (15.5 WAR)
SP: Cy Blanton (13.7 WAR)
SP: Todd Burns (5.5 WAR)
SP: Bill Donovan (1.4 WAR)
SP: John Boozer (0.2 WAR)
RP: Jeremy Hernandez (1.9 WAR)

-5.1 career WAR: Karl Olson (-5.1 WAR)
Fun name: Shovel Hodge
Not that one: Mike Jones
Once got an assist on a flyout that hit him in the face: Mike Ryan
Umpires: Vic Carapazza, Dale Ford
   2. Nasty Nate Posted: July 06, 2020 at 11:06 AM (#5961265)
Random trivia question - which 2 hitters since 1995 led their league in BBs while hitting fewer than 10 HRs that season? One NL player and one AL player.

Bonus - Who was the last AL hitter to reach 140 BBs in a season? Hint: it was not Ted Williams, Rickey Henderson, or Jason Giambi.
   3. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: July 06, 2020 at 11:16 AM (#5961268)
Tony Phillips is the American leaguer
   4. Nasty Nate Posted: July 06, 2020 at 11:24 AM (#5961272)
Very good answer but incorrect for either question.
   5. The Mighty Quintana Posted: July 06, 2020 at 11:28 AM (#5961273)
AL - Mark McLemore?
NL - Joey Votto?
   6. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: July 06, 2020 at 11:35 AM (#5961276)
I didn't see the "since 1995" part--Phillips did it in 1993
   7. Sweatpants Posted: July 06, 2020 at 11:36 AM (#5961277)
Brett Butler?

140 is a ton of walks. The NL single-season record used to be in the high 140s. Maybe Jim Thome?
   8. Itchy Row Posted: July 06, 2020 at 11:42 AM (#5961284)
I thought maybe Lance Johnson did it in both leagues, since it's his birthday, but he was usually about 80 walks behind the league leader.
   9. Nasty Nate Posted: July 06, 2020 at 11:43 AM (#5961286)
140 is a ton of walks. The NL single-season record used to be in the high 140s.
For whatever reason, the NL has produced lots of 140-BB seasons in the past few decades while the AL has had none; Votto, Bonds (many), Bagwell, McGwire, and Sheffield.
   10. Misirlou cut his hair and moved to Rome Posted: July 06, 2020 at 11:44 AM (#5961287)
Killebrew?
   11. Nasty Nate Posted: July 06, 2020 at 11:58 AM (#5961290)
 10. Misirlou cut his hair and moved to Rome Posted: July 06, 2020 at 11:44 AM (#5961287)
Killebrew?
Yes! He had 140+ in 1969. No player in either league had over 140 in the 1970s or 1980s.
   12. Nasty Nate Posted: July 06, 2020 at 03:00 PM (#5961311)
Random trivia question - which 2 hitters since 1995 led their league in BBs while hitting fewer than 10 HRs that season? One NL player and one AL player.
Some hints:
NL guy: The year in question was his only full season with fewer than 10 HRs, he in fact slugged over .500 in multiple seasons.
AL guy: Appeared in all 3 rounds of the postseason as a rookie. Hit 35 career HRs.
   13. SoSH U at work Posted: July 06, 2020 at 03:22 PM (#5961312)
I actually had the AL guy, but didn't trust myself and looked him up.
   14. Nasty Nate Posted: July 06, 2020 at 03:34 PM (#5961317)
You are hereby awarded credit
   15. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: July 06, 2020 at 03:49 PM (#5961320)
I just did the same thing as SoSH.

EDIT: And also got the NL guy with my first guess after the hint. I need to start trusting myself more.
   16. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: July 06, 2020 at 03:53 PM (#5961321)
NL - Bobby Abreu?
AL - Chuck Knoblauch?

This question is hard
   17. Nasty Nate Posted: July 06, 2020 at 04:14 PM (#5961324)
NL - Bobby Abreu?
AL - Chuck Knoblauch?
No. Abreu led the majors in BBs one year, but neither league as he was traded across circuits midway through. He had 15 HRs anyway.
   18. salvomania Posted: July 06, 2020 at 04:25 PM (#5961326)
NL guy: Buster Posey?

EDIT: OK, way off, career high is 69
   19. salvomania Posted: July 06, 2020 at 04:31 PM (#5961328)
SP: Omar Olivares (15.5 WAR)

Olivares could also be a pinch-hitter, as he was a pretty good MLB hitter (well, for a pitcher: .240/.257/.351).

He actually was called on to pinch-hit nine times, coming through twice, including once with a home run.
   20. Nasty Nate Posted: July 06, 2020 at 05:15 PM (#5961339)
Answers are Matt Carpenter and Chone Figgins
   21. PreservedFish Posted: July 06, 2020 at 05:52 PM (#5961345)
I was amused to see that the legendary Daric Barton missed by hitting one too many homeruns.
   22. The Mighty Quintana Posted: July 06, 2020 at 06:05 PM (#5961347)
Ahh, that was my second guess...he was sort of McLemore 2.0. Both Figgins and McLemore were mid-round draft choices of the Angels who parlayed multi-positional versatility with on-base ability and good baserunning. Both ended up with .349 career OBPs.
   23. Nasty Nate Posted: July 06, 2020 at 06:18 PM (#5961348)
I was amused to see that the legendary Daric Barton missed by hitting one too many homeruns.
I was waiting for someone to guess him!
   24. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: July 06, 2020 at 07:34 PM (#5961359)
Ahh, that was my second guess...he was sort of McLemore 2.0.
Mariners fans may see it differently.
   25. The Mighty Quintana Posted: July 06, 2020 at 07:38 PM (#5961363)
Haha, yeah that's where the similarities end!
   26. JJ1986 Posted: July 06, 2020 at 07:49 PM (#5961364)
For Mariners fans, he was Macklemore 2.0.

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