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Actually, Bressler I believe started out...or finished his career......as a pitcher. He pitched from 1914-1920, then never pitched again and retired in 1932.

What we are looking for....I believe.... is guys who did both during a season, not just a game here and there, but enough games/innings that you could almost make a separate card for him.

Dusak was the other way around, he played from 1941-1952 (interrupted by the war) and never pitched before 1950 (save one inning in 1948).

In 1951, Dusak you could say was a knife kinda guy. 8 games pitched, 1 game in left, 1 game in right, 2 games at 2B, 2 games at 3B, 10 games in CF (multiple game appearances included).

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nacster wrote:

Actually, Bressler I believe started out...or finished his career......as a pitcher. He pitched from 1914-1920, then never pitched again and retired in 1932.

What we are looking for....I believe.... is guys who did both during a season, not just a game here and there, but enough games/innings that you could almost make a separate card for him.

Dusak was the other way around, he played from 1941-1952 (interrupted by the war) and never pitched before 1950 (save one inning in 1948).

In 1951, Dusak you could say was a knife kinda guy. 8 games pitched, 1 game in left, 1 game in right, 2 games at 2B, 2 games at 3B, 10 games in CF (multiple game appearances included).


That's true, about Bressler.  I went back and looked at his career a little closer.  He was more of a conversion.  He evidently became more valuable as a position player.

Reading from his sabr.bioproject entry, Reds' manager Pat Moran felt he had a loaded staff, and Bressler was relegated to mop-up duties.  When Sherry Magee was injured, Bressler -- who was very popular -- was given a shot to fill in, tutored by Edd Roush.

This bit is fascinating:

Bressler was “a team favorite ... a big, burly guy with a kind heart and a quick wit,” wrote Susan Dellinger, Roush’s biographer and granddaughter.46 Bressler played 48 games in the outfield in 1919, and while his fielding was acceptable, he struggled at the plate, with a .206 batting average. Nevertheless, he “filled in nobly,” and he was “of inestimable worth to the club on account of his energy, determination and natural ability.”47The Reds won the National League pennant and defeated the Chicago White Sox in the infamous 1919 World Series. Bressler did not play in the Series, but he had an important role: The left-hander pitched batting practice to prepare the Reds’ hitters to face White Sox southpaws Lefty Williams and Dickey Kerr.48 Bressler received a full share of the winner’s purse ($5,207) and used part of it to purchase a stylish Dodge Brothers Model 30 sedan.49



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That site is amazing for tidbits about a player besides his raw stats.....

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nacster wrote:

That site is amazing for tidbits about a player besides his raw stats.....


I love what SABR is doing with the Bioproject.

Imagine what it will be like, years from now, when we actually have those tidbits about so many players that had been remained largely anonymous.

That's one of the reasons I absolutely love Lawrence Ritter's The Glory of Their Times, and why this is a prized possession in my book collection:

GloryofTheirTimes.jpg  Gloryauto.jpg

 



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Payback, with interest, in Minnesota Tuesday night, as the twins thumped Seattle, 20-7.

One night after Twins' catcher/emergency pitcher got his fifth call, Seattle's catch/newly-designated emergency pitcher got his first career call to the hill. The Twins managed one run off Carlos Ruiz, though Chooch did have to escape a bases-loaded jam to get out of the inning.

Seattle struck for three runs in the first inning, but Minnesota scored four against Christian Bergman in the second frame, then banged out eight straight hits to open the third.

In all the Twins piled up an astonishing franchise-record 28 hits, led by Eddie Rosario's three home-run night. Rosario drove in five runs. His third homer of the night was thye one run surrendered by Ruiz.

Eduardo Escobar was 5-6, while Jason Castro had a 4-5 night, with four runs batted in.

On most other nights, the Mariners' 14 hits and seven runs, with every starter collecting at least one knock, would have sufficed. Mike Zunino had two more hits, plus a rocket that third baseman Escobar somehow managed to snag.

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Things are getting a bit chippy in Minnesota tonight.

Mitch Haniger hit a two-run homer of Ervin Santana in the first inning, then got hit by a pitch his next time up.

Mike Zunino hit a three-run shot off the façade of the second deck in the third, then got drilled on the shoulder by Santana when he batted again in the fifth.  Zunino was not happy.

But, all's good, as the Z-Man leads the A.L. in RBIs during the month of June (19), and the M's lead in the game, 5-0.

Mike Blowers said that, when Zunino hit the rocket that Eduardo Escobar leaped and snagged at third base last night, that he'd be sure to get the exit velocity.  He had it tonight.  It was clocked at 113 off the bat, a liner just over Escobar's head, that he managed to leap and snag.

Think about that 113-MPH rocket about a foot or so lower.  Home run balls that hit 110-115-MPH are fine and dandy.  You look up and admire them.

At your head, though...? no

Hot corner, indeed.



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seajaw wrote:

Things are getting a bit chippy in Minnesota tonight.

Mitch Haniger hit a two-run homer of Ervin Santana in the first inning, then got hit by a pitch his next time up.

Mike Zunino hit a three-run shot off the façade of the second deck in the third, then got drilled on the shoulder by Santana when he batted again in the fifth.  Zunino was not happy.

But, all's good, as the Z-Man leads the A.L. in RBIs during the month of June (19), and the M's lead in the game, 5-0.

Mike Blowers said that, when Zunino hit the rocket that Eduardo Escobar leaped and snagged at third base last night, that he'd be sure to get the exit velocity.  He had it tonight.  It was clocked at 113 off the bat, a liner just over Escobar's head, that he managed to leap and snag.

Think about that 113-MPH rocket about a foot or so lower.  Home run balls that hit 110-115-MPH are fine and dandy.  You look up and admire them.

At your head, though...? no

Hot corner, indeed.


 Or three feet lower LOL.........as Jim Bouton said, "Ding Dong"..........



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nacster wrote:
seajaw wrote:

Things are getting a bit chippy in Minnesota tonight.

Mitch Haniger hit a two-run homer of Ervin Santana in the first inning, then got hit by a pitch his next time up.

Mike Zunino hit a three-run shot off the façade of the second deck in the third, then got drilled on the shoulder by Santana when he batted again in the fifth.  Zunino was not happy.

But, all's good, as the Z-Man leads the A.L. in RBIs during the month of June (19), and the M's lead in the game, 5-0.

Mike Blowers said that, when Zunino hit the rocket that Eduardo Escobar leaped and snagged at third base last night, that he'd be sure to get the exit velocity.  He had it tonight.  It was clocked at 113 off the bat, a liner just over Escobar's head, that he managed to leap and snag.

Think about that 113-MPH rocket about a foot or so lower.  Home run balls that hit 110-115-MPH are fine and dandy.  You look up and admire them.

At your head, though...? no

Hot corner, indeed.


 Or three feet lower LOL.........as Jim Bouton said, "Ding Dong"..........


Remember how they talked about getting the married men off the infield when Frank Howard batted? 



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The Mariners held on to win Wednesday night's game, 6-4. Edwin Diaz recorded the final four outs, hitting 100-MPH four or five times.

The Mariners have a chance to climb back to .500 again Thursday, with Ariel Miranda on the mound.

Ben Gamel had three more hits, two runs scored, and the catch of the day:

http://www.espn.com/video/clip/_/id/19630172

He was running full tilt, made the leap, used both hands, knowing he was going to hit the wall.

And -- OH! -- that hair. biggrin

Seriously, though...Gamel is batting leadoff and slashing .341/.405/.473.  Haniger is batting second, with his .340/.443/.608.  Who do you move when Jean Segura gets back, which looks like it could be as soon as next week?

Could you imagine Segura-Gamel-Haniger-Cruz-Cano-Seager-Valencia-Zunino-Heredia/Dyson?

Clearly, Segura, Gamel and Haniger are the ones providing the offensive spark, and they all have good or better speed.  Cano doesn't have the speed, but could still provide steady protection behind Cruz.  More importantly, Segura, Gamel and Haniger are each batting well over .300 vs. lefties and righties.



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Ariel Miranda got roughed up in the first inning Thursday, surrendering five runs on a pair of homers, as the Mariners lost to the Twins, 6-2.

D.J. Dozier led off with a wind-aided double to right field, and Eduardo Escobar doubled. Miguel Sano walked.

With two outs, Robbie Grossman doubled, and Chris Gimenez followed with a three-run blast.

Gimenez hit the foul pole in the third inning for a second homer.

Jose Berrios limited the Mariners to five hits and two runs over eight innings.

Ben Gamel had two hits, scored one run and drove in the other for Seattle. Gamel is now batting .345.



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Second straight rough outing for James Paxton.

He got beat up in Texas tonight, surrendering seven runs in 3.2 innings, as the Rangers whipped Seattle, 10-4.

Ben Gamel did get a base hit and two walks, scoring three of the four Seattle runs. And Jarrod Dyson hit his fourth homer of the season, and second on this road trip.

On the injury front, Felix Hernandez and Hisashi Iwakuma are scheduled to make rehab starts this weekend. For both, it is hoped they will then be ready to return to action.

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Another rough day for the Mariners' pitching staff.

Yovani Gallardo got the first two outs in the first inning, then gave up five hits and five runs. Dan Altavilla gave up five more runs in the sixth, as the Mariners lost for the second straight day by a 10-4 margin. Mike Napoli hit two-run homers in each of the scoring frames.

Highlight for the Mariners: Mike Zunino hit a monster three-run homer, 467 ft. onto the center field berm. Zunino now has 22 RBI for the month of June.

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Felix made his third (and hopefully final) rehab start for Tacoma last night.

Jean Segura is reportedly ready to go out on a rehab stint, and could be back some time this coming week.

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The Mariners stopped the bleeding with a 7-3 win at Texas Sunday afternoon.

Kyle Seager doubled three times and drove in three runs, and Danny Valencia smacked a two-run homer.

Christian Bergman bounced back from a trouncing in Minnesota to go 6-2/3 innings, allowing two runs.

Ben Gamel banged out two more hits, and now has a 10-game hitting streak.

Meanwhile, Felix pitched six innings of shutout ball in his final rehab start Saturday night, and will be reactivated to start against Houston this coming Friday in Seattle.

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Slowly, but surely, they are putting the band back together again.

Hisashi Iwakuma is expected to be activated for this weekend's series against the Astros. It's not certain who Kuma will replace in the rotation, or who will be sent down.

Yovani Gallardo is a logical choice, given his struggles. But he has a buyout in his contract worth a couple mil. They could send him to the pen to pitch in long relief and put someone else on the Tacoma shuttle.

Other than that, it comes down to Christian Bergman and Sam Gaviglio, both of whom have generally pitched well.

Gaviglio is 3-1, with a 3.41 ERA, while Bergman is 4-4, with a 5.44 ERA. In two no-decisions (he has 6 starts, in all), Gaviglio pitched a combined 11 innings and surrendered one earned run.

Bergman's record is misleading. He has been blown out in a pair of "take one for the team" starts -- at Washington and Minnesota -- where his ERA was 25.65 in 6.2 IP.

In all of his other appearances combined (6 games, 5 starts), he is 4-2, with a 2.04 ERA, in 39.2 innings.

Both have shown great poise, and have pitched well, despite not having overwhelming stuff.

Jean Segura is expected to go out on rehab this week, and possibly be back by the weekend, or early next week.

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