Gil McDougald is referenced in the following articles.
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|Playoff Prospectus: Backs Against the Wall: The 2013 St. Louis Cardinals and History||Mike Gianella||2013-10-30|
|Overthinking It: Matt Harvey's First Year, Historically Speaking||Ben Lindbergh||2013-07-29|
|The Lineup Card: 10 Players We Wish Had Stayed Healthy||Baseball Prospectus||2013-05-01|
|Inside The Park Blog: Big 3s: The Complete List||Bradford Doolittle||2012-05-24|
|Inside The Park: About Big Threes in Baseball||Bradford Doolittle||2012-05-24|
|The Lineup Card: 10 Most Disappointing Career-Ending Injuries||Baseball Prospectus||2012-05-09|
|The BP Broadside: Jorge Posada and the Third-String Yankees||Steven Goldman||2012-01-30|
|The BP Wayback Machine: Cardinals' Special Era Reaches a Crossroads||Bradford Doolittle||2011-12-08|
|The BP Broadside: The Bronx Blame Game and the Posada Psychodrama||Steven Goldman||2011-05-17|
|The BP Broadside: Genius + Zobrist = Maddon||Steven Goldman||2011-02-23|
|Inside The Park: Cardinals' Special Era Reaches a Crossroads||Bradford Doolittle||2010-12-08|
|Another Look: Willie, Mickey, and the Duke||Bob Hertzel||2010-08-10|
|You Could Look It Up: Herb Score||Steven Goldman||2008-11-18|
|Prospectus Hit and Run: The Comeback Kings||Jay Jaffe||2008-10-15|
|You Could Look It Up: Go Go, Tigers, Go?||Steven Goldman||2008-04-08|
|Transaction Analysis: Deadline Day||Christina Kahrl||2007-08-01|
|Prospectus Matchups: The Best Seasons Ever Recorded||Jim Baker||2006-12-22|
|Lies, Damned Lies: Superstars, All-Stars and Busts||Nate Silver||2004-11-11|
|Teams: A Critical Guide: Rare Dick Weik Mention Edition||Steven Goldman||2004-09-22|
|You Could Look It Up: Made, or Happened?||Steven Goldman||2004-09-14|
|Casey, TK, Gardenhire: How Does Your Prospect Grow?: How the Twins Haven't Learned from Stengel||Steven Goldman||2003-07-02|
|2009-09-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Do you find it funny that a team can just have an historically weak position, transcending eras, ERAs, team ownership, management, POTUSes, ...
Off the top of your head, what are likely to be the worst positions you can think of--Tigers catchers? Mariners SSes? Jays 3B?|
(Wade from TX)
|Do you mean now, or historically? The really famous ones are the long droughts the White Sox and Mets had at third base, with the Sox going from Willie Kamm to Robin Ventura with only a couple of decent Bill Melton years in the middle. The Mets basically went from 1962 to Howard Johnson before they got anything great from their third basemen--although Wayne Garrett had a couple of decent seasons if you consider park and league context. And of course, the Yankees got no offense from shortstop whatsoever between Rizzuto's 1950 and Derek Jeter's 1996, except for whenever Casey Stengel played Gil McDougald over there... (Steven Goldman)|
|2008-09-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)||One of the best ever Yankee utiltymen,Gil McDougald. Why don't I see him at Old Timers Day, or read or hear anthing about him. He was one of my favorite players during the 50's.|
(John Hoffner from Middletown, Pa)
|You have good taste in ballplayers, John. I'm too young to have seen McDougald play, but I think about him often as kind of an unrecognized great. He was a defensive standout at three infield positions, which allowed Casey Stengel to avoid replacement level players wherever he had the greatest weakness. Outside of his rookie year, his hitting numbers are just very good, not great, but he was very patient and probably would have hit over 20 homers a year in any park but old Yankee Stadium, where you needed cab fare out to left field. His career ended early in part because of injuries, in part, supposedly, because he was disheartened after hitting Herb Score with that (in)famous line drive, and, finally, because he didn't want to go to the Angels as an expansion draftee in 1961. At his best he was crazy valuable, and I often think, "Gee, Team X could really use a player like McDougald." I guess that's not a deep thought -- anyone could.
John, I believe we haven't seen him around the Stadium because he's been in ill health, but I could be misremembering things, so don't quote me. (Steven Goldman)
|2008-09-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)||So maybe Gil McDougald was the Claude Rains of the Yankees?
Oh, and the best Stern is "Diner." Indeed, that film is the best work of about everyone in it, and that goes for Levinson, too. Call it face up in Baltimore.|
(Yatchisin from David Thomson's encyclopedia)
|Love Thomson's encyclopedia, though I don't agree with everything, natch. Love Claude Rains, who is a perfect analogy. Rains raised most films that he was in. Try "Notorious," where he's the baddie, or the Reagan picture "King's Row," where he's this weird child-abusing pervert. Heck, try "The Invisible Man," where you pretty much never see him (go figure)... Forgot all about "Diner" and hsouldn't have. (Steven Goldman)|
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