Gorilla my dreams, Dark in San Francisco, why we love to be scared, and other bullets
Happy Hallowe’en! Salubrious Samhain! All aboard that hell-bound train!
Outside-the-boxcar thinking has gotten us this far: Cub Tracks is now a two-timer. The commentary, suppositions, and outright perfidy can be found on the other page. Here we have only yesterday’s news, today, and not much of it, but let’s (gamethread word) rock it…
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Today in baseball history:
- 1931 – The Cardinals release right-hander Burleigh Grimes, the last legal spitballer. Ol’ Stubblebeard will finish his 19-year Hall of Fame career with a 270-212 record along with an ERA of 3.53.
- 1960 – The Giants trade infielder Andre Rodgers to Milwaukee for Alvin Dark. San Francisco obtains their former team captain not to be a player, but rather to be the team’s new manager for the upcoming season.