Template talk:Did you know/Charles Dryden

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Charles Dryden[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of the DYK nomination of the article below. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page (such as the article's talk page or Wikipedia talk:Did you know), unless there is consensus to re-open the discussion at this page. No further edits should be made to this page.

The result was: promoted by Crisco 1492 (talk)

  • ... that baseball humorist Charles Dryden dubbed the 1906 Chicago White Sox the "Hitless Wonders" and once wrote of rookie pitcher Gene Krapp, "Krapp squeezed his way out of a tight hole"?
Symbol question.svg I've been meaning to review this for a while. Article: Length and date are fine, AGF on offline references. Hook: the reason I've been wanting to review this. Hook length and interest are fine, AGF on offline reference. I have an ALT to suggest though.
ALT1:... that baseball humorist Charles Dryden wrote that "Krapp squeezed his way out of a tight hole" in a 1906 Chicago White Sox game?
After nominator weighs in on the ALT, I'll be happy to approve. Crisco 1492 (talk) 07:46, 14 August 2011 (UTC)
Either is ok with me. My only concern is with wikilinking to Gene Krapp. It's not a well-developed article, and it will likely get way more hits than Dryden. Cbl62 (talk) 15:18, 14 August 2011 (UTC)
  • Nice article, rich in possibilities for DYK hooks. I'm not partial to ALT1, as it requires a bit of thinking to be amused by, and I agree with Cbl62 that many readers of that hook would be more interested in Krapp than Dryden. I'd like to suggest a hook that would entice me to read the article -- because the epithets are familiar to me and I'd be curious to read about the man who coined them: