Saturday, November 30, 2013

1980 Durham Bulls

1980 Durham Bulls

After a number of years of absence, the Durham Bulls were brought back into organized baseball in 1980 when Miles Wolff gained a working agreement with the Atlanta Braves in 1980.

(From the Durham Bulls program: Bulls Manager "Dirty Al" Gallagher, Bulls General Manager Pete Bock, and Atlanta Braves Vice President Hank Aaron.)

Miles Wolff

Under Wolff's brilliant executive leadership, the Bulls financially thrived in the Carolina League as the Braves' top Class A team.  The Atlanta Braves hired former Giants and Angels third baseman "Dirty Al" Gallagher as field manager and  filled that first (1980) team roster with terrific players (several would enjoy Major League careers).

"Dirty Al" Gallagher

Eventually the famous Dull Durham movie was made.  

Below is a complete roster of the 1980 Durham Bulls:

1B   Gerald Perry
2B   Jeff Mathews
2B   Andres Forbes
2B   Mike Garcia
2B   Kevin Rigby
2B   Mark Lucas
3B   Tommy Thompson
3B   Johnny Lee
SS   Paul Runge
SS   Paul Zuvella
SS   Miguel Sosa
OF  Albert Hall
OF  Ronnie Rudd
OF  Albert "Zeke" Moore
OF  Brett Butler
OF  Milt Thompson
OF  Glen Bockhorn
C     Steve Stieb
C     Blane McDonald
C     Brian Snitker
P     Juan Alduey
P     Jose Alvarez
P     Rick Behenna
P     Arcilio Castaigne
P     Dom Chiti
P     Rick Coatney
P     Joe Cowley
P     Larry Edwards
P     Billy Gore
P     Craig Jones
P     Russ Kerdolff
P     Daniel Lucia
P     Ike Pettaway
P     Louis "Al" Pratt
P     Gary Reiter
P     Gil Ryan
P     Mike Smith
P     Pete Teixeira
P     Duane Theiss

Manager             "Dirty Al" Gallagher
Pitching Coach    Bob Veale
Pitching Coach    Leo Mazzone
Hitting Coach      Luke Appling
Bullpen Coach     Red Shuttleworth
Trainer                 Gene Lane

Franchise Owner   Miles Wolff
General Manager  Pete Bock

Durham Bulls Players

Juan Alduey

Rick Behenna

Glen Bockhorn

Brett Butler

Dom Chiti

Rick Coatney

Joe Cowley

Larry Edwards

Andres Forbes

Mike Garcia

Billy "Lance" Gore

Albert Hall

Craig Jones

Johnny Lee

Jeff Matthews

Blane McDonald

Alvin "Zeke" Moore

Gerald Perry

Ike Pettaway

Louis "Al" Pratt
Gary Reiter

Ronnie Rudd

Paul Runge

Gil Ryan

Mike Smith

Brian Snitker

Steve Stieb

Milt Thompson

Tommy Thompson

Paul Zuvella

Durham Bulls Manager and Coaches

Leo Mazzone and "Dirty Al" Gallagher

Luke Appling
Leo Mazzone

Bob Veale
Red Shuttleworth

Gene Lane

Friday, November 29, 2013

CHAPBOOK # 64: A Five-Poem Red Shuttleworth Chapbook

Chapbook # 64

five poems

Red Shuttleworth

Chapbook #64 contains the following poems:


Crazy Dash for Cover

Wave after Wave after Wave

Lost World of the Horse-Drawn

Summer Chronograph: 79

Red Shuttleworth's Chapbook #64 was published in a limited edition by Bunchgrass Press.

Red Shuttleworth

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

In Evidence: 34

In Evidence: 34

High dead grass, a loose two-strand
barb wire fence, candid hawks slow
against a going-to-blackboard sky:
luck, bad or good, arrives in clumps.
You happy-gape at a Wolfhound pup.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

In Evidence: 33

In Evidence: 33

Ten days of Stagnant Air advisories,

a sloppy-butchered doe carcass
pitched into an empty irrigation canal,
garish Black Friday ads for fluorescence:
crows screech as I amble past bloody ribs.

Monday, November 25, 2013

In Evidence: 31

In Evidence: 31

Pewter-vibrant sky... and you are hard-grounded,
a personage perpetually preceding himself in dreams:
bronze sculpture coyotes, charred log cabins giving way
to upside down, hide-stripped bison, to Conestoga-borne
movie extras headed ever westward with manic songs.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

DOG HEART MOSTLY SLEEPS IN THE PICKUP: A Chapbook Verse Novella by Red Shuttleworth


a verse novella

Red Shuttleworth

Lightly revised since its blogged appearance a couple of years ago, Red Shuttleworth's Dog Heart Mostly Sleeps in the Pickup is a Bunchgrass Press chapbook.  The cover features Rockabilly, a Ciara Shuttleworth sketch.

Dog Heart Mostly Sleeps in the Pickup was published in a limited edition.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

DARKNESS RECKONED: A Red Shuttleworth Poetry Chapbook

Darkness Reckoned

5 poems by

Red Shuttleworth

Darkness Reckoned, a Red Shuttleworth chapbook, contains the following poems:
Darkness Reckoned
Looking Both Ways
Best Guess in Early Hours
Stray Jagged Lines

Red Shuttleworth
(photo by Ciara Shuttleworth)

Darkness Reckoned was published in a limited edition by Bunchgrass Press.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

In Evidence: 27

In Evidence: 27

Empty gravel road trajectories... milestones....
You're floating behind some luminous action.
Or you're off stage... listening for your cue.
Full attention is a melancholy tumbleweed.
You've not bought town clothes in a decade.

Friday, November 15, 2013

In Evidence: 26

In Evidence: 26

Tales of carnivorous rock, pencil sketches
of wing-shot, exhausted wagon train angels...
reconstituted-with-shale outlaw blood
pooled on crumble-prone desert blacktop....
Catastrophe-hints tick slow... stolid minutes.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

In Evidence: 25

In Evidence: 25

Scissors from a drawer... you cut open
a sack of frozen strawberries, spill them
like spirit notes across a dog-gnawed table.
Time passes like a November monologue...
wind through porous stone and bunch grass.