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Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 8-13-2021

Previous reports of Ty Cobb’s vision impairment appear to be exaggerated.

Lake County [Indiana] Times, August 13, 1921:

Ty Cobb is in no danger of being forced out of baseball for several years, although he has a small cataract on one eye. When informed today of reports that he might not be able to finish the season, Cobb said his eyesight is unimpaired.
[Cobb:] “It is true that I have a small cataract but my eyesight is as good as ever and I probably will not have to have an operation for four or five years.

Cobb hit .360 between 1921-1928, so the guy obviously didn’t have much trouble seeing the ball.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: August 13, 2021 at 08:16 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: August 13, 2021 at 08:18 AM (#6034229)
Today's Birthday Team doesn't have any huge stars, but it's pretty good everywhere including a nice pitching staff. Randal Grichuk and Corey Patterson have alternated in left field for a few years now; Grichuk will play well and pass Patterson in career WAR, then he'll struggle for a while and fall behind, but then he'll play well again.

C: Dink Mothell (7.2 WAR)
1B: Andre Thornton (24.2 WAR)
2B: Mark Lemke (6.1 WAR)
3B: Sid Gordon (38.4 WAR)
SS: George Perring (7.2 WAR)
LF: Randal Grichuk (11.2 WAR)
CF/Manager: Fielder Jones (43.3 WAR)
RF: Jay Buhner (23.0 WAR)

SP: Alex Fernandez (28.5 WAR)
SP: Jarrod Washburn (28.2 WAR)
SP: Mudcat Grant (21.1 WAR)
SP: Jim Shaw (17.6 WAR)
SP: Vinegar Bend Mizell (14.7 WAR)
RP: Tom Niedenfuer (10.3 WAR)

Owners: Charles DeWitt, Daniel McCarthy
Umpires: Jerry Crawford, Jerry Neudecker
Cranky Perfect Game Pitcher: Dallas Braden
Hitter of Grand Slams: Tony Cloninger
Fun names: Limb McKenry, Hercules Burnett
Not that one: Gary Cooper
Caligula's favorite ballplayer: Roman Colon
   2. Tom Nawrocki Posted: August 13, 2021 at 12:27 PM (#6034256)
The Rockies lost 7-0 in San Francisco last night. They have been shut out on the road more often this year (15 times) than they have won (13 times).
   3. Mefisto Posted: August 13, 2021 at 01:47 PM (#6034261)
I think they should engage in some mean reversion next time they play the Dodgers.
   4. Ned Garvin: Male Prostitute Posted: August 13, 2021 at 04:03 PM (#6034286)
This birthday team could be the subject for a really interesting book. You've got players from some of the more interesting teams in history, players with interesting post-baseball careers, players that played important parts in significant moments or had signature moments themselves, and so on. There are enough of them still alive to interview. I would read a book about these guys.

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