Daily Archives: October 31, 2008

If You Were To Name A New ‘Mr. October’ Who Would It Be??

No disrespect meant towards Reggie Jackson.  I am a big fan of his and feel that I have done a good job in honoring him this month in my posts.

But, he was tagged as ‘Mr. October’ way back in 1977.  So, I am sure that there are other players that played after him in the World Series that have excelled on baseball’s biggest stage too.  Have they surpassed what he accomplished back in 1977?  Maybe not.  But if you had to choose 1 player since Reggie’s incredible performance in the 1977 World Series to be tagged as the ‘New Mr. October’ who would you choose???

Let the games begin…

There are so many candidates to choose from: Orel Hershiser, Joe Carter, Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Kirk Gibson, Kent Hrbek, and the list goes on and on….

My choice is:  Bernie Williams.  In 121 post season games, Williams has accumulated some very impressive stats.  A .275 batting average with 128 hits.  With 485 at-bats he has hit 22 home runs and driven in 80 runs while striking out just 85 times.

So if I were to choose a new ‘Mr. October’ my guy would remain with the same team as Reggie, but he starred with the New York Yankees 20 years later.

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Great Baseball Playoff Commercial!!!

 One more really great basbeall playoff commercial to remember the season with…

1983 Topps Dave Winfield

1983 Topps Dave Winfield

I have been pretty open about my love for the 1983 Topps issue.  This set is by far my favorite issue from that decade.  The beautiful photography with the small cameo close-up really works well and Topps should be proud of their work on this product.

The Winfield card is no exception.  What I like most about this card is that you really get a sense as to how big Winfield is in this picture.  Way too often, I am seeing pictures of him with most of his body cut away or at the very least action shots that don’t include the full photo. 

This card is great, and Dave Winfield is great!!!

Happy Birthday Fred McGriff!!!

That’s right, the ‘Crime Dog’ turns 45 today!!!

Fred McGriff is possibly one of the most underrated baseball players from the last 20 years.  An extremely consistent hitter over the course of his 19-year career, McGriff added solid hitting and amazing power to the line-up.

For his 45th birthday, I give him 7 more home runs – giving him an even 500 for his amazing career.

Happy Birthday to the ‘Crime Dog’!!!