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Friday, August 16, 2019

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 8-16-2019

Philadelphia Evening Public Ledger, August 16, 1919:

When Babe Ruth, the slugger extraordinary, made a home run off Dick Kerr, the young southpaw, at Comiskey Park on Thursday, he shattered an American League record that stood for nearly seventeen years.

Back in 1902 “Socks” Seibold, then a member of the Athletics, made sixteen circuit smashes during the course of the season. Ruth’s homer on Thursday was his seventeenth of the 1919 campaign and his thirty-seventh in the American League.

Ruth has still a little way to go to reach Cravath’s mark, made in 1915. The new manager of the Phillies made twenty-four homers that year. The National League record is twenty-five, held by Buck Freeman.

Ruth: “Hold my beer and watch this. No, seriously, hold my beer, I’d have hit a bunch more home runs if I weren’t holding it all the time.”

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: August 16, 2019 at 10:09 AM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: August 16, 2019 at 10:13 AM (#5871922)
A decent Birthday Team today, but it really shines when it comes to nicknames: Tubby, Fats, Tiny, Puddin' Head, Baby Doll, and Rocky Roe.

C: Ryan Hanigan (9.0 WAR)
1B: Daric Barton (9.1 WAR)
2B: George "Tubby" Scales (Negro Leagues star)
3B: Puddin' Head Jones (25.0 WAR)
SS: Damian Jackson (6.6 WAR)
LF: Gene Woodling (33.3 WAR)
CF: Baby Doll Jacobson (28.4 WAR)
RF: Fats Fothergill (14.2 WAR)

SP: Tiny Bonham (23.4 WAR)
SP: Rick Reed (21.0 WAR)
SP: Yu Darvish (20.5 WAR)
SP: Hank Robinson (8.6 WAR)
SP: Don Rudolph (3.0 WAR)
RP: Al Holland (11.9 WAR)

Manager: Buck Rodgers
Coach: Amos Alonzo Stagg
Umpire: Rocky Roe
Ball Four character: Gene Brabender
   2. Tom Nawrocki Posted: August 16, 2019 at 10:49 AM (#5871932)
"All the Way" Mae: Madonna
   3. kthejoker Posted: August 16, 2019 at 10:53 AM (#5871935)
I'd just like to point out that Yu, Rick, Don, Al, Hank and Gene are also nicknames.
   4. Tom Nawrocki Posted: August 16, 2019 at 10:57 AM (#5871937)
And Buck!
   5. Perry Posted: August 16, 2019 at 12:14 PM (#5871961)
"All the Way" Mae: Madonna

ISTR reading somewhere that one of the technical advisors on the film said that of all the actresses in the film, Madonna was the best ballplayer.
   6. Born1951 Posted: August 16, 2019 at 02:27 PM (#5871992)
Bryce Harper is 20th in the NL in OPS+, but 4th in Win Probability Added, trailing only Yelich, Bellinger, and Freddie Freeman.
   7. Cris E Posted: August 16, 2019 at 02:59 PM (#5872005)
I'd just like to point out that Yu, Rick, Don, Al, Hank and Gene are also nicknames.

Whereas Bonham was named after St Tiny of Antioch.
   8. Walt Davis Posted: August 16, 2019 at 09:01 PM (#5872036)
And I'd like to point out that Brabender was not a nickname but is a fun name -- at least to 9-year-old me.

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