August 30, 2004
Once again I was watching a baseball game (Cubs - Expos) while eating lunch, and I got to wondering:
Is Grudzielanek - Garciaparra the double-play combination with the longest two names in baseball history?
Posted by Linkmeister at August 30, 2004 02:37 PM
I paraphrase an August 7 post on SABR-L, the members-only email list of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR):
a) Ossee Schreckengost (1 G at SS) and Sport McAllister (1 G at 2B) for the 1899 Cleveland Spiders. Unlikely they played in the same game, but who knows??
b) Grudzielanek (153 G at SS) and Andy Stankiewicz (19 G at 2b), 1996 Expos. Probably played several innings together.
c) Grudzielanek (156 games at SS) and Andy Stankiewicz (25 games at 2b), 1997 Expos. Definitely played together at least once.
d) Red Schoendienst (140 G at 2b) and Pete Castiglione (3 games at SS), for the 1953 St. Louis Cardinals.
I suspected you'd have an answer for this. ;)
Somewhere or another, I mused that the Cubbies need to make a special effort to raise the ante by acquiring firstbaseman Doug Mientkiewicz.
What a box score entry:
DP 1 (Grudzielanek-Garciaparra-Mientkiewicz)
A far cry from Tinker to Evans to Chance, huh?
"America is a nation of immigrants!"
Evers, not Evans. I'm sure you knew that, but mistyped.
It's pronounced EE-vers, not EH-vers.
I knew it, mistyped, and will blame it on arthritic fingers.
What the heck is a gonfalon bubble, anyway?
Well, a gonfalon is a pennant, the kind showing a team name and team colors that you wave around on a stick.
gonfalon bubble means ... ummm, implies ... ummm, ummm ... Beats the hell out of me what Adams was talking about.