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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 8-25-2020

Seattle Star, August 25, 1920:


Petite young Mrs. Marie Cunningham, the wife that was, of Left Fielder “Bill” Cunningham, of the Seattle ball club, resumed her maiden name of Thornton today and went home to live with her mother.

Yesterday, in Judge John S. Jurey’s divorce court, she explained that she married Cunningham three years ago under the misapprehension that he was a single man.

She added that while visiting recently in California a friend informed her Cunningham already had one wife and a child besides, living in Colusa, Cal.

You don’t see a lot of Jurey trials in divorce court. Anyway, Cunningham spent four years in the majors as a decent bench outfielder. His most similar player is Al Martin.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: August 25, 2020 at 10:50 AM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: August 25, 2020 at 10:51 AM (#5972034)
The wife of today's Birthday Team catcher is named Mrs. Coleman. And she likes him.

C: Choo-Choo Coleman (-0.7 WAR)
1B: Logan Morrison (4.3 WAR)
2B: Max Muncy (9.7 WAR)
3B: Tony Boeckel (9.1 WAR)
SS: Bob Meacham (3.9 WAR)
LF: Albert Belle (40.1 WAR)
CF: Gary Matthews Jr. (14.2 WAR)
RF: Justin Upton (33.3 WAR)

SP: Dick Rudolph (23.1 WAR)
SP: Adam Warren (6.7 WAR)
SP: Rube Kroh (3.3 WAR)
SP: Bob Milliken (2.0 WAR)
SP: Pete Redfern (1.5 WAR)
RP: Rollie Fingers (25.6 WAR)
RP: Dave Heaverlo (7.4 WAR)
RP: Pedro Feliciano (5.7 WAR)
RP: THE Dooley Womack (5.0 WAR)
RP: Bob Lacey (4.2 WAR)

Manager: Darrell Johnson
Bench OF: Doug Glanville (10.9 WAR)
Bench OF/user of municipal water: Oddibe McDowell (10.7 WAR)
Fun names: Fred Frink, Buzz Wetzel, Duff Brumley, Pea Ridge Day
   2. "bothsidesism" word 57i66135 Posted: August 25, 2020 at 02:58 PM (#5972091)
   3. vortex of dissipation Posted: August 25, 2020 at 04:39 PM (#5972124)

I found this interesting. Cunningham later played on the 1924 Braves with Rube Marquard, who married a famous singer, Blossom Seeley.:

"Miss Thornton is well known in Seattle as a cabaret singer."
   4. phredbird Posted: August 25, 2020 at 06:01 PM (#5972137)

article linked in #2 is one tough read.

   5. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: August 25, 2020 at 07:36 PM (#5972153)
You don’t see a lot of Jurey trials in divorce court.

Reminds me of a trivia book I read as a kid, which had a section on unusual names: there once a lawyer named Crook in a firm whose senior partner was named Robin Banks.
   6. puck Posted: August 25, 2020 at 09:21 PM (#5972175)
article linked in #2 is one tough read.

It's by John Sickels.

And is also the type of thing that would come out in 2020.

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