Daily Archives: October 26, 2008

1988 Topps Andre Dawson

1988 Topps Andre Dawson

I added both the base card and All-Star card from the 1988 Topps set to my Andre Dawson collection.  The 1988 set featured Dawson’s first regular issue card as a member of the Chicago Cubs.  These cards look especially great together with both sharing the common colors of the Cub’s: Red, White and Blue.

Ticket Stub #9 – White Sox vs. Indians – 9/01/1991

 Ticket Stub #9 – White Sox vs. Indians – 9/01/1991

White Sox 6, Indians 1

Comiskey Park – Chicago, IL

By this time I had really started to enjoy watching the White Sox play.  Robin Ventura was finally starting to attack at the plate and Frank Thomas was becoming a star.  Add that to a line-up including Carlton Fisk and you had a very exciting team to watch!!!

There were 2 notable things that took place during this game.  (1) Home runs by 2 Hall of Fame players – Carlton Fisk & Frank Thomas.  (2) Each player on the White Sox recorded a hit in this game.

Cleveland Indians AB R H RBI BB SO BA Notes
Browne 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.230  
Perezchica 3 0 1 0 0 0 0.250  
James 4 0 1 0 0 0 0.243  
Baerga 4 0 1 0 0 0 0.290  
Belle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.274  
Whiten 3 0 0 0 1 0 0.242  
Martinez 4 1 1 1 0 0 0.314 HR
Gonzalez 4 0 0 0 0 3 0.063  
Skinner 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.233  
Fermis 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.256  
                 
Chicago White Sox AB R H RBI BB SO BA Notes
Raines 3 1 2 0 1 0 0.272 SB
Ventura 3 2 1 0 2 1 0.296  
Thomas 5 1 1 3 0 1 0.322 HR
Fisk 4 1 2 3 0 0 0.265 HR
Karkovice 4 0 1 0 0 2 0.267  
Sosa 4 0 1 0 0 0 0.201  
Johnson 4 0 1 0 0 0 0.258  
Fletcher 4 0 1 0 0 2 0.207  
Guillen 4 1 2 0 0 1 0.267  

Happy Anniversary Edgar Renteria!!!

On this day in 1997 your single in the bottom of the 11th inning in Game 7 of the World Series was the game winning hit that delivered the Florida Marlins their first ever World Series title!!!

Another boyhood dream was realized when under the ultimate amount of pressure you shined and your team and the fans of the Florida Marlins reaped the benefits.

I was at Game 1 of this World Series and the atmosphere was incredible.  I could only imagine how much more intense it was on this night when the championship was finally won. 

Happy Anniversary Edgar!!!