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    Birthdays: 11/11

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    Dutch Dotterer -Backup catcher in the late '50s, ending in 1960. His dad, also called Dutch, was a Reds scout. Just missed the pennant-winning year, which is too bad; although he was no star, he was a lifetime .247 hitter, which would have been a lot better than what the Reds had at catcher in '61.

    Note: There's a freaking Wikipedia page on Dutch Dotterer. Wikipedia is amazing...

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    Cory Snyder (49) -Was supposed to be the next big thing when he came up, but couldn't make enough contact to be any more than just pretty good.

    George Case -Speedy Senators OF who managed to lead the league in steals one year despite hitting only .225.

    Hal Trosky -Terrific player who battled chronic migraines throughout his career.

    Pie Traynor- Used to be in the discussion for best 3B ever before Matthews, Schmidt & Brett.

    Rabbit Maranville- An average hitter who made the HOF anyway because of his wonderful fielding and colorful, uninhibited personality.

    Unfortunate names for today: Boob Fowler, Tony Suck
    "In baseball, you don't know nothin'"...Yogi Berra

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    Re: Birthdays: 11/11

    So George Case is now Drew Stubbs? Lots of speed, low average.

    Pie Traynor, one of the best names in a sport filled with great names.

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    Re: Birthdays: 11/11

    Formula:

    (George Case + Cory Snyder) divided by 2 = Drew Stubbs
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    Re: Birthdays: 11/11

    Quote Originally Posted by chicoruiz View Post
    Reds:

    Dutch Dotterer -Backup catcher in the late '50s, ending in 1960. His dad, also called Dutch, was a Reds scout. Just missed the pennant-winning year, which is too bad; although he was no star, he was a lifetime .247 hitter, which would have been a lot better than what the Reds had at catcher in '61.

    Note: There's a freaking Wikipedia page on Dutch Dotterer. Wikipedia is amazing...

    Others:

    Cory Snyder (49) -Was supposed to be the next big thing when he came up, but couldn't make enough contact to be any more than just pretty good.

    George Case -Speedy Senators OF who managed to lead the league in steals one year despite hitting only .225.

    Hal Trosky -Terrific player who battled chronic migraines throughout his career.

    Pie Traynor- Used to be in the discussion for best 3B ever before Matthews, Schmidt & Brett.

    Rabbit Maranville- An average hitter who made the HOF anyway because of his wonderful fielding and colorful, uninhibited personality.

    Unfortunate names for today: Boob Fowler, Tony Suck
    I think we could add Al Schacht. He pitched for Washington from 1919 thru 1921 but his greater fame came later when he came to be known as 'The Clown Prince of Baseball'. As a third-base coach he would mimic other players and also developed comedy routines with fellow Washington coach Nick Altrock.


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