Jesse Burkett (1868)
Shano Collins (1885)
Bob Shawkey (1890)
Harvey Kuenn (1930)
Mike Couchee (1957)
Lee Smith (1957)
Stan Jefferson (1962)
Bernardo Brito (1963)
Jerome Williams (1981)
Matt Fox (1982)
Carlos Gomez (1985)
Mike Couchee was drafted by Minnesota in the second round of the January Secondary draft in 1978, but did not sign.
Continue reading Happy Birthday–December 4
I decorated the tree with the girls yesterday. Sick as I was, it was still fun to watch them.
Alright, this one holds up a little bit better than some of the other tunes I've been playing this week.
Cibao 6, Escogido 3 in Cibao. Alexi Casilla was 3-for-4 with a walk and scored three times for Cibao.
Licey 4, Este 1 in Licey. Wilkin Ramirez was 0-for-3 for Este.
PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE
Ponce 2, Mayaguez 0 in Mayaguez. Angel Morales pinch-hit for Ponce and was 0-for-1. Eddie Rosario was 0-for-2 with a walk for Mayaguez.
Aragua 7, Magallanes 5 in Magallanes. Cesar Ciurcina surrendered two runs on three hits in two-thirds of an inning for Aragua. Jose Mijares retired both batters he faced, striking out one of them, for Aragua.
Sydney 5, Brisbane 3 in Sydney (Game 1--Scheduled 7 innings). Jacob Younis was 3-for-3 for Sydney, scoring twice. Rory Rhodes was 1-for-3 for Brisbane, scoring once and driving in one.
Sydney 7, Brisbane 0 in Sydney (Game 2--Scheduled 7 innings). Jacob Younis was 0-for-1 with two walks for Sydney. Rory Rhodes was 0-for-3 for Brisbane.
The Wild still aren't scoring much (64 GF - good for 9th out of 15 teams in the conference) but they don't give up much either (57 GA - 5/15 in the conference) and they seem to know exactly when to step up their game. I don't know where I heard the stat (or if it's even accurate) but apparently the Wild have won more games after trailing than any team in the league. In hockey, all that matters is wins and losses...oh, and overtime wins.
The Wild (16-7-3) leads the NHL with 35 points. Since we last talked they are 5-2-0 and are 8-2-0 over their last 10 games. They are currently atop both the Western Conference and the Northwest Division, 2 points ahead of Detroit and Chicago and 6 points ahead of Vancouver. Here's how they got there:
Continue reading All They Do is Win (except when they don’t): Games 20-26
Billy McLean (1835)
Bennie Tate (1901)
Joe Collins (1922)
Ray Bellino (1932)
Clay Dalrymple (1936)
Chico Salmon (1940)
Jerry Johnson (1943)
Wayne Garrett (1947)
Pat Putnam (1953)
Gene Nelson (1960)
Damon Berryhill (1963)
Darryl Hamilton (1964)
Paul Byrd (1970)
Brian Moehler (1971)
Gary Glover (1976)
Chad Durbin (1977)
Andrew Oliver (1987)
Shortstop Ray Bellino played and managed in the Twins minor league system and also was a scout for them. Andrew Oliver was drafted by Minnesota in the seventeenth round in 2006, but did not sign.
Continue reading Happy Birthday–December 3
Sour Cream keeps bringing home sickness from preschool, and I keep getting it.
i recognize that the butthole surfers have a wide and distinguished catalog (though i must admit to being largely unfamiliar with it). technically though, they are a one hit wonder.
i will also admit to this track being semi-omnipresent during the summer of `96, and that summer being awesome.
Actually two weeks.
Oswaldo Arcia was added to the forty man roster.
Carlos Gutierrez was added to the forty man roster.
Tyler Robertson was added to the forty man roster.
David Bromberg was assigned outright to Rochester.
Jason Bulger agreed to terms on a minor league contract.
Sam Deduno agreed to terms on a minor league contract.
Luis Perdomo agreed to terms on a minor league contract.
Matt Carson agreed to terms on a minor league contract.
Wilkin Ramirez agreed to terms on a minor league contract.
Daryl Thompson agreed to terms on a minor league contract.
Phil Dumatrait agreed to terms on a minor league contract.
Ryan Doumit agreed to terms on a one year contract.
Matej Hejma was released by Elizabethton.
Mark Trau was released by the GCL Twins.
Actually two weeks.
Atlanta agrees to terms with Dusty Hughes on a minor league contract.
Arizona names Jay Bell hitting coach of Mobile (AA).
Mets announced Jason Pridie has elected free agency.
Oakland signs Jason Pridie.
Oakland names Chili Davis hitting coach.
Philadelphia names Aaron Fultz pitching coach of Williamsport (A).
Pittsburgh names Rick Sofield manager of West Virginia (A).
Seattle signs Matt Fox.
Seattle re-signs Luis Rodriguez.
Texas agrees to terms with Joe Nathan on a two year contract.