Quote of the day

A pitcher needs two pitches, one they’re looking for and one to cross them up.

~Warren Spahn

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Warren Spahn (Wikimedia Commons)


Infographic: Comparing Hot Dog and Beer Prices at Baseball Parks

This graphic from Webstaurantstore was created in 2011 and is based on prices from 2010 and 2011.  I doubt any of these prices have dropped in the last several years, and even back then, the “cheapest” beers and dogs were a bit pricey.

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This day in baseball: Clarke’s debut

Future Hall of Famer Fred Clarke made his major league debut on June 30, 1894.  Clarke went five-for-five for the Louisville Colonels, collecting four singles and a triple.

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Fred Clarke in 1903 (Library of Congress)


This day in baseball: Yde’s offensive show

On June 25, 1924, left-handed relief pitcher Emil Yde hit a double in the ninth inning to tie the score, 6-6, against the Cubs and send the game into extra innings.  Then, in the fourteenth inning, Yde hit a triple to lead the Pirates to an 8-7 victory.

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Emil Yde (Baseball Reference)


Quote of the day

Somebody once asked me if I ever went up to the plate trying to hit a home run. I said, ‘Sure, every time.’

~Mickey Mantle

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This day in baseball: The last doubleheader complete-gamer

The last pitcher to pitch a complete game in both games of a doubleheader was Jack Scott of the Philadelphia Phillies.  Scott accomplished this feat on June 19, 1927 against Cincinnati at Redlands Field.  Scott won the opener of the twin bill, 3-1, however, he lost the second game, 3-0.

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Jack Scott in 1922 (Wikipedia)


Quote of the day

You lose, you smile, and you come back the next day. You win, you smile, you come back the next day.

~Ken Griffey, Jr.

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