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Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 9-17-2020

Montpelier [Idaho] Examiner, September 17, 1920:


Wingo was on first and Brazill at bat. The strike and steal was called for and Wingo went down with the pitch. Brazill failed to strike at the pitch, but after the ball had landed in the catcher’s hands and he had let loose of it on a throw to second, Brazill decided to swing. His bat hit the ball and it rolled foul.

Interference with the catcher’s throw, you say? Well, Umpire Bill Brennan ruled it an accident, according to the story, held that Wingo had stolen second and no penalty on Brazill.

If I were managing the team that was in the field, I would have absolutely lost my mind screaming at the umpire. I’d have been emphatically tossed.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: September 17, 2020 at 10:16 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: bad calls, dugout, history

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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: September 17, 2020 at 10:17 AM (#5977150)
An excellent Birthday Team today, particularly with the four non-MLB starting pitchers. It's not every day you have a #3 starter who once went 38-4 with a 1.41 ERA.

C: Les Peden (0.2 WAR)
1B: Orlando Cepeda (50.1 WAR)
2B: Hughie Critz (15.3 WAR)
3B: Jose Ramirez (26.9 WAR)
SS: Marcus Semien (22.2 WAR)
LF: Ezra Sutton (32.4 WAR)
CF: Frank Schulte (23.8 WAR)
RF: Earl Webb (12.9 WAR)

SP/Manager: Rube Foster (Negro Leagues legend)
SP: Shigeru Sugishita (NPB Hall of Famer)
SP: Tadashi Sugiura (NPB Hall of Famer)
SP: Dan Haren (35.1 WAR)
SP: Sam Streeter (Negro Leagues pitcher)
RP: John Franco (23.4 WAR)

Would be in the rotation if I didn't include people who never had a chance to play in MLB: Willie Sudhoff (12.9 WAR), Sheriff Blake (10.6 WAR), Whitey Glazner (7.1 WAR), Nick Cullop (6.7 WAR)
Less successful brother: Butts Wagner
Less successful son: Martin Dihigo Jr.
Fun names: Wayne Krenchicki, Zack Granite, Farmer Ray, Nate Berkenstock
Poet/Japanese baseball pioneer: Shiki Masaoka
Drafted as a pitcher by the Braves, chose football, threw for more than 32,000 NFL yards: Mark Brunell
Not that one: Tom Waddell
   2. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: September 17, 2020 at 01:51 PM (#5977239)
Wingo was on first and Brazill at bat.

that's Al Wingo who inexplicably slashed 370/456/527 in over 500PAs for the 1925 Tigers. Good for an OPS+ of 151. He was never above 105 in any of his other 4 seasons. Never had more than 360 PAs in those seasons
   3. Sweatpants Posted: September 17, 2020 at 03:05 PM (#5977271)
My favorite thing about that Wingo season: his .370 was good for fifth in the league, not bad for your big year, but only third in the Tigers' outfield.
   4. The Yankee Clapper Posted: September 17, 2020 at 04:39 PM (#5977309)
If I were managing the team that was in the field, I would have absolutely lost my mind screaming at the umpire. I’d have been emphatically tossed.
It’s almost like that Umpire never heard of catchers throwing lanes.

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