Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Lookouts Arrive




And we finally get to see the Chattanooga affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers make their first appearance of the summer. Currently last in the North Division with 18 wins and 25 losses, but they are just 4 games out of first place.


Simply put, the Biscuits need to take advantage of every opportunity. Even tho the Lookouts are under .500 they would be happy to make up the difference while in Montgomery.



Former Biscuit Daniel Mayora resides on the Lookouts roster, as does top prospect Corey Seager.

Scott Schebler has played his way up the prospect ladder with fine play this season, exhibited by his 20 homers.

2b/SS Darnell Sweeney also ranks on the prospect list, though he is blocked at the major league level by Dee Gordon and Hanley Ramirez. 

Not-former Biscuit Angel Sanchez is on the roster, the Lookouts Shortstop is Angel Sanchez but not the Angel who was pitching a couple games for Montgomery earlier in the season. This Angel is a former big leaguer, made his debut in 2006 with the Royals.

Chris Obrien is a pedigreed catcher, his dad Charlie having caught eleven different Cy Young award winners, including Greg Maddux during the 1995 World Series Braves games. Chris is pretty good too!

O'Koyea Dickson has been a hot hitter lately, batting .293 since the AllStar Break and helping provide the Lookouts power.

Starting Pitcher Chris Reed is a native of London, England. He is also a top-ten prospect.



ALL STAR SUGGESTIONS

 I put my two recent suggestions, Big Mo Footrace and Bring DJ Kitty, to the Biscuits staff and team Prez Scott Trible. I was told they were pretty good ideas!
That puts me officially on a roll, after getting Big Mo a regular card in the team set I could be doing as well as three for three!

Not being one to stop while I am ahead, I will continue with the suggestions for the All Star Game next summer.


 SAN DIEGO CHICKEN

I would love to see them bring back The San Diego Chicken. He was here in 2006 for the last AllStar Game in Montgomery.

I think it would be cool to have him be a regular tradition, as its a rare thing to see the Famous Chicken in town. When you see the Chicken, you know it must be the AllStar Game!




AUGUST 6 1920 
Montgomery, AL
"Errors Were Costly For the Grey Sox -
Due to costly errors by the Grey Sox the Atlanta Black Crackers won the first game of the series yesterday afternoon at South Side park, 4 to 1.

The Crackers had only one earned run, the other three being the result of errors.

Scales w/Baltimore
Lewis Hampton
Hampton
pitched a good game and was given jam-up support. The locals only score came in the third inning when Scales hit for three bases and was scored by Preston.

They threatened to upset the dope in the ninth inning but were unable to ever get a run across.
Pete "Preston" Hill

The honors of the game go to Scales, whose heavy hitting was a feature of the game, and to Red Cunningham, who made two sensational stops at first that held the score down.
The teams will play a double-header this afternoon, the first game to begin at 3:30 o'clock."

Current view of old SouthSide Park location, I-65 near Mill & Holt Streets


AUGUST 7 1920 
Montgomery, AL
"Black Crackers of Atlanta Win Both -
Montgomery Grey Sox Fall Before Hurling of Harris Who Pitched Doubleheader -
The Atlanta Black Crackers won both games of a double header yesterday afternoon from the Grey Sox. The first game 4 to 2, and the second 2 to 1.

Sam Streeter
Streeter started the first game for the locals and held the visitors scoreless until the seventh frame when the Crackers got on to his fast ones and scored four runs. Mason relieved Streeter in the eighth and held the Crackers scoreless for the rest of the game. 

The locals scored two runs in the first inning but were never able to cross the plate after this inning. Harris, who pitched both games for the Black Crackers, was in great form in the 18 innings he allowed only 3 runs.

Mason pitched a good game for the locals in the second game and held the visitors scoreless up until the sixth inning. The locals scored one run in the seventh.

These teams have played three games here this week. Atlanta winning all three of them by small scores. It will be remembered that the locals won five straight games from this team back in July and it seems that the Black Crackers are determined to even up with the Grey Sox.

The last game of the series will be played at South Side Park this afternoon."



LaGrow
August 7, 1969 

Lerrin H. LaGrow of the Montgomery Rebels had 5 wild pitches in a game against the Birmingham A's.

August 7, 1972 

Danny W. Fife of the Montgomery Rebels issues 5 intentional walks.










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