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Wednesday, September 08, 2021

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 9-8-2021

Indiana Daily Times, September 8, 1921:

New Yorkers take off their hats to “Bambino” Ruth. When the Babe hit his fifty-second homer in the second game with the Boston Red Sox yesterday, the game had to be called for five minutes while the umpires and groundkeepers collected a swarm of “straw kellys” that were tossed out of the stands. More than fifty hats were carried to the New York dugout.

The fans weren’t just showing love for the Babe. They were also getting rid of trash; back then you didn’t wear a straw hat after September 15 and people were not kidding about that rule.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: September 08, 2021 at 08:20 AM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dugout, history, straw hats

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   1. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: September 08, 2021 at 08:22 AM (#6038650)
Today's Birthday Team is great...if you like good-but-not-great pitchers and catchers playing out of position. Seven of the top eight September 8 players in career WAR are pitchers, and four of the top five position players are catchers.

The good news is that Buck Leonard is on today's team. The bad news is that he's the only impact position player on the roster.

C: Val Picinich (2.4 WAR)
1B: Buck Leonard (28.5 WAR, Baseball Hall of Fame)
2B: Casey Wise (-1.9 WAR)
3B: Ed Grimes (-0.2 WAR)
SS: Jim Smith (-0.1 WAR)
LF: Nick Hundley (7.4 WAR)
CF: Logan Schafer (0.0 WAR)
RF: Ernie Orsatti (4.4 WAR)

SP: Gerrit Cole (31.5 WAR)
SP: Ken Forsch (26.0 WAR)
SP: Gil Meche (16.8 WAR)
SP: Steve Hargan (10.5 WAR)
SP: Al Demaree (8.7 WAR)
RP: Don Aase (15.0 WAR)
RP: Jim Bagby Jr. (10.2 WAR)

Fun names: Press Cruthers, Rosie Rosebraugh, Pasqual Coco, Slick Castleman, Lars Nootbaar

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