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  • Eddie Plank Thread

    Eddie Plank was good enough to have his own thread.

    Does anyone wish to discuss 'Gettysburg Eddie'?

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    -------Eddie Plank, Athletics' P, 1909-12------------------------------1913-14----------------------------------Browns' P, 1916---BB Ref


    ----------Eddie Plank-----------------------------------------------------------Johnny Evers/Eddie Plank: Shake during 1914 World Series: October 10, 1914.


    --------------------------------1909-12


    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1906

    ------------------------- 1913-14


    -------------1909-12

    Last edited by Bill Burgess; 12-23-2011, 11:15 AM.

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    • #3
      Photo on left was taken April 18, 1915. When Eddie was with the Federal League St. Louis Terrriers.---BB-Reference


      ------------------------1914---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1916: St. Louis Browns.


      ----------------------------------------------------------------------------1912.
      Last edited by Bill Burgess; 12-23-2011, 11:21 AM.

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      • #4
        Despite being favorably viewed by some of sabermetricians' favorite tools (WAR, PRAA, Win Shares etc.,) very few have Plank in their top 25. In fact, Plank's WAR is 22nd all time. I have tried very hard to find some reasons in which Plank is viewed to have gotten so much support by his team's defenses, but have found nothing to drop Plank out of the top-25 realm. In my opinion, a very underrated pitcher.
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        • #5
          Is it true that Plank was so green upon reaching the majors that umpire Tom Connolly had to come out to the mound during a game and show him how to pitch without balking every delivery?
          "No matter how great you were once upon a time — the years go by, and men forget,” - W. A. Phelon in Baseball Magazine in 1915. “Ross Barnes, forty years ago, was as great as Cobb or Wagner ever dared to be. Had scores been kept then as now, he would have seemed incomparably marvelous.”

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          • #6
            Brian McNamara has been rocking this topic.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Captain Cold Nose View Post
              Brian McNamara has been rocking this topic.

              http://www.baseball-fever.com/showth...ht=eddie+plank
              Oh my I forgot about this.
              "No matter how great you were once upon a time — the years go by, and men forget,” - W. A. Phelon in Baseball Magazine in 1915. “Ross Barnes, forty years ago, was as great as Cobb or Wagner ever dared to be. Had scores been kept then as now, he would have seemed incomparably marvelous.”

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              • #8
                Eddie Plank v. Ed Walsh in the A.L. from 1908 forward:

                7-28-1908
                W Plank - CG, SHO, 5 H, BB, 5 K
                L Walsh - CG, 5 H, 2 R, K, WP

                8-19-1908
                ND Plank - pulled after ⅔, 4 H, BB, 3 R
                L Walsh - CG, 10 H, 2 BB, 6 R, 6 K

                W Rube Vickers gave up one hit in the final 2⅓ innings

                5-14-1910
                ND Plank - 8 IP, 12 H, BB, 3 R
                L Walsh - 10⅔ inning CG, 9 H, 3 BB, 4 R, 6 K

                W Jack Coombs threw 3 innings of no-hit ball

                6-15-1910
                W Walsh - 14 inning CG, 8 H, 2 BB, 3 R, 6 K
                ND Plank was pulled after ⅔ and 2 BF with a K

                L Cy Morgan gave up 4 runs in 12⅔

                6-19-1910
                W Walsh - CG, 4 H, 2 BB, 2 R, 5 K
                L Plank - 5 IP, 6 H, 2 BB, 4 R, 2 K

                RP Tommy Atkins mopped up with 3 innings of no-hit ball

                7-21-1910
                W Walsh - CG, 6 H, 2 R, ER, 5 K, HRA (Barry)
                L Plank - CG, 8 H, 4 BB, 3 ER, 7 K

                9-25-1910
                ND Plank - 8 IP, 3 H, R, 5 K, WP
                L Walsh - 14 inning CG, 10 H, 2 BB, 3 R, 5 K, WP

                W Jack Coombs gave up 2 hits in 6 shutout innings

                6-17-1911
                W Walsh - CG, 8 H, 3 BB, 2 HBP, 6 ER, 4 K
                L Plank - 4 IP, 7 H, 2 BB, 6 R, ER, K

                RP Jack Coombs gave up 2 runs on 6 hits to finish the game

                8-17-1912
                W Walsh - CG, 15 H, 3 BB, 4 R, 7 K, WP
                L Plank - CG, 8 H, BB, 5 R, K

                7-18-1914
                W Plank - CG, 6 H, BB, ER, 9 K
                L Walsh - CG, 5 H, 6 BB, 4 R, 3 ER
                • Walsh was 5-5 v. Plank
                • Plank was 2-4 v. Walsh with 4 no decisions
                • In the six games Walsh completed that Plank was pulled Walsh went 3-3.
                • In the four games they both completed they were an even 2-2.
                "No matter how great you were once upon a time — the years go by, and men forget,” - W. A. Phelon in Baseball Magazine in 1915. “Ross Barnes, forty years ago, was as great as Cobb or Wagner ever dared to be. Had scores been kept then as now, he would have seemed incomparably marvelous.”

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