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Thursday, September 16, 2021

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 9-16-2021

Pittsburgh Press, September 16, 1921:

Alleging he was accused of “pilfering the pill,” taken out of the grandstand by two burly coppers and given the “razz” by the fans, Ben Hurst, a merchant of [Kansas City] has filed suit for $10,000 damages against the Philadelphia National league baseball club.
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He denied he [took the ball,] but in spite of this was taken to the office, he declares, and, in consequence, suffered a nervous breakdown, deep humiliation, mortification and near prostration.

This seems like a fairly easy dispute to settle. Did he have the baseball? Then he probably took the baseball. If not, he didn’t.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: September 16, 2021 at 08:17 AM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: September 16, 2021 at 08:18 AM (#6039942)
A bunch of recent (and recently elevated to MLB status) players on today's Birthday Team. This would have been a much different roster 30 years ago.

C: Larry Brown (7.0 WAR)
1B: Mickey Tettleton (29.3 WAR)
2B: Gordon Beckham (5.5 WAR)
3B: Henry Blackmon (5.0 WAR)
SS: Robin Yount (77.3 WAR)
LF: Mel Hall (8.7 WAR)
CF: Tim Raines (69.4 WAR)
RF: Robbie Grossman (9.1 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 (4.2 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. Walt Davis Posted: September 16, 2021 at 08:36 AM (#6039943)
Or even that one
   3. Tom Nawrocki Posted: September 16, 2021 at 02:22 PM (#6039996)
At first I thought this Larry Brown was the mediocre AL catcher from the 1960s, but it turns out that (a) he's actually a Negro Leaguer, and (b) the other Larry Brown I was thinking of was actually Dick Brown, whose brother Larry Brown was a mediocre AL infielder from the 1960s.

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