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Monday, September 16, 2019

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 9-16-2019

Pittsburgh Press, September 16, 1919:

John McGraw, manager of the New York Giants, has conceded the National league pennant to the Cincinnati club, according to a message received last night by club officials here. The message stated that McGraw was returning here and had appointed Coach Christy Mathewson temporary manager.

The Reds can clinch first place by defeating the Giants today. As New York is assured of second place, McGraw intends to go to Texas from New York, to look after business interests.

“Screw you guys, I’m goin’ home.”

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: September 16, 2019 at 10:05 AM | 16 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: September 16, 2019 at 10:08 AM (#5879556)
A bunch of recent players on today's Birthday Team. This would have been a much different roster 30 years ago.

C: Mickey Tettleton (29.4 WAR)
1B: Brandon Moss (4.7 WAR)
2B: Desi Relaford (-0.5 WAR)
3B: Gordon Beckham (5.5 WAR)
SS: Robin Yount (77.3 WAR)
LF: Mel Hall (8.7 WAR)
CF: Tim Raines (69.4 WAR)
RF: Robbie Grossman (5.5 WAR)

SP: Orel Hershiser (56.0 WAR)
SP: George McConnell (10.1 WAR)
SP: Matt Harrison (8.9 WAR)
SP: Roger Moret (7.1 WAR)
SP: Jakob Junis (3.4 WAR)
RP: Paul Shuey (6.8 WAR)

Manager: Dan Jennings
General Manager: Hank Peters
Backup General Manager: Billy Eppler
Owner: Vince Naimoli
First Frontier League player to make it to MLB: Brian Tollberg
Fun names: Emil "Hillbilly" Bildilli, Spider Clark, Vito Valentinetti, Bronswell Patrick, Bob Chlupsa
Must've had photos of Terry Francona, Charlie Manuel, and a farm animal or something: Michael Martinez
Not that one or that one: Chris Carter
   2. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: September 16, 2019 at 10:21 AM (#5879564)
Remember when we were talking about whether or not Cody Bellinger could hit .350 on the season? He is now at .304.

He has hit .271/.380/.556 since April 30. Which, of course, is quite good, but, in line with what he did his rookie year.
   3. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: September 16, 2019 at 10:27 AM (#5879565)
Anagram weirdness on today's Birthday Team:
Tim Raines -> It Remains
Paul Shuey -> Yeah Lupus

Tim Raines has lupus. There is no cure. Ergo, it remains.

Other anagrams today:
Brandon Moss -> Random Snobs
Gordon Beckham -> Good Benchmark
Robbie Grossman -> Absorbs More Gin
Jakob Junis -> Junk Is A Job
Orel Hershiser -> Hire Her Losers

   4. Itchy Row Posted: September 16, 2019 at 10:49 AM (#5879580)
Also, there's no cure for Paul Shuey.
   5. salvomania Posted: September 16, 2019 at 12:51 PM (#5879629)
Apparently there's a pitcher who in 2019, so far, has allowed the fewest hits per 9 innings EVER (min. 65 ip).

Any idea who this is? (HINT: the first 44 names on the all-time lowest H/9 for a season are all relievers; swingman Ferdie Schupp, of the 1916 Giants, is the first non-exclusive-reliever on the list, at No. 45, with 5.07 H/9).

The first full-time starter on the list is J.R. Richard, No. 54 with 5.15 in 1980, who only made 17 starts that year because he was a slacker.

The first pitcher on the list with at least 162 ip is Nolan Ryan, No. 72 with 5.26 H/9 in 1972.
   6. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: September 16, 2019 at 01:14 PM (#5879632)
Apparently there's a pitcher who in 2019, so far, has allowed the fewest hits per 9 innings EVER (min. 65 ip).

Any idea who this is?


Hader?
   7. Nasty Nate Posted: September 16, 2019 at 01:24 PM (#5879634)
Brandon Workman?
   8. Jeremy Renner App is Dead and I killed it Posted: September 16, 2019 at 01:30 PM (#5879636)
6--So Hader has given up 36 hits, 14 homers(!), 6 doubles and 2 triples. Still only allowed a slugging pct of .361.
   9. PreservedFish Posted: September 16, 2019 at 01:30 PM (#5879638)
Is it Yimi Garcia, who has somehow allowed 15 homeruns in his 37 total hits?
   10. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: September 16, 2019 at 01:31 PM (#5879639)
6--So Hader has given up 36 hits, 14 homers(!), 6 doubles and 2 triples. Still only allowed a slugging pct of .361.

You wouldn't think one could be an effective pitcher allowing 1.8 HR/9.
   11. Tom Nawrocki Posted: September 16, 2019 at 01:37 PM (#5879648)
Hader has allowed 36 hits in 70 innings, for a grand total of 4.6 hits/9 innings. The most amazing thing is that he has allowed 14 homers. So far this year, he has allowed 14 singles, 6 doubles, 2 triples and 14 homers.

But he can't be the answer to Salvomania's question, because last year he allowed even fewer H/9, with 4.0. In 2018, Hader allowed 36 hits in 81.1 innings.
   12. Itchy Row Posted: September 16, 2019 at 03:14 PM (#5879712)
Verlander has allowed 5.37 H/9 this year. That's sixth all-time among ERA qualifiers. He's close enough to Ryan's record that he would pass him with five no-hit innings in his next start.
   13. salvomania Posted: September 16, 2019 at 04:16 PM (#5879735)
Brandon Workman?

Yes, Brandon Workman: 27 hits allowed in 66.1 ip... but also 41 walks.

That's 3.66 H/9, which is pretty insane.
   14. Nasty Nate Posted: September 16, 2019 at 04:27 PM (#5879744)
Only 1 HR allowed for Workman. He missed almost 2 full years earlier in his career to injury.
   15. Der-K's emotional investment is way up Posted: September 16, 2019 at 04:52 PM (#5879754)
And he (Workman) blew the save in the only big league game I've been to this year; he clearly sucks.

Paul Shuey went to my high school (albeit was a few years ahead of me) - he was, as you'd imagine, pretty decent at that level.
   16. crict Posted: September 16, 2019 at 09:40 PM (#5879816)
While doing some research on 1940 minor league baseball, I came across a news item about a baseball movie being presented after a ball game. The movie was produced by the American League for the 100th anniversary of the game, and is called "Touching all bases". It's on youtube. Some nice shots of the inaugural Cooperstown induction, and of the 8 American League ballparks and teams.

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