Jackson: Hod Lisenbee’s longest day

From SABR member Frank Jackson at The Hardball Times on March 14, 2019:

In our automated age, we don’t hear the term “hod carrier” any more. In fact, the word hod itself may meet with a quizzical response. In the case of pitcher Horace Milton Lisenbee, his nickname of Hod was particularly apt on September 11, 1936.

A hod is a receptacle carried on the shoulder. Typically, construction workers used them to transport building materials. You’ve heard of bricklayers? Well, who do you think brought those bricks to them?

You might be reminded of Atlas bearing the weight of the world on his shoulders. Well, according to Ayn Rand, Atlas shrugged. But not Hod Lisenbee.

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Originally published: March 14, 2019. Last Updated: March 14, 2019.