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Namesake Revisited
2005-04-25 17:00
by Jon Weisman
Note: The Dodger Thoughts blog has moved to the Los Angeles Times.

Thought I'd check in on the guy who prevents me from being the biggest Jon Weisman in baseball.

Wayne State sophomore first baseman Jon Weisman, a 6-foot-5, 230-pound left-handed hitter, has an on-base percentage of .340 and a slugging percentage of .582 in 32 games this season. He leads the Warriors with six home runs (in only 98 at-bats) - after hitting seven home runs in 113 at-bats as a freshman. He is 28 for 82 against righties but 1 for 16 against lefties in 2005.

Hailing from Woodhaven, Michigan, the exceptionally bright Weisman has been named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll in four quarters, posting a grade-point average of 3.5 or better.

This could get awkward ... though perhaps not as awkward as the potential confusion with this non-me Jon Weisman.

Comments
2005-04-25 17:59:59
1.   Linkmeister
You should go read the e-mail exchange at Brad's place; it's quite funny. I read it contemporaneously. DeLong's a good economist, a good writer, and he's teaching at Berkeley after his departure from the Clinton Administration's Council on Economic Advisers (or Treasury, can't remember which).
2005-04-25 18:43:59
2.   adg
A quick search on Baseball-Reference shows that there were ONLY two Alex Gonzalez's in baseball.

Although they did have the fortune to play each other in the 2003 post season.

2005-04-25 19:16:48
3.   Kevin Maxwell
Jon,
Unless the youngster dons a Dodger uniform, he will remain the 2nd biggest Jon Weisman in my baseball book. This efforts on this site, are too valuable to count a few years, inches or pounds against you. Thanks again, for adding to my baseball enjoyment in such a HUGE way.
2005-04-25 20:02:35
4.   Steamer
I'm not sure how far this "namesake" thread can go, but I'll throw in mine, James "Steamer" Flanagan, who had a brief stint as a teammate of the legendary Honus Wagner on the 1905 Pittsburgh Pirates:

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=flanast01

http://www.t206.com/Flanagan_Steamer.cfm

2005-04-25 20:19:23
5.   Jim Hitchcock
Three can play that game:

http://tinyurl.com/bwjq8

2005-04-26 00:05:01
6.   Bob Timmermann
And of course, this is the real Mr. Hitchcock
http://tinyurl.com/deoev
2005-04-26 06:47:13
7.   Dr Love
There's also an author named JoHn Weisman.

http://www.johnweisman.com/

2005-04-26 19:15:05
8.   Jim Hitchcock
He may be real, Bob...but he can't spell `Scandinavian' worth a hoot.

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