Daily Archives: January 6, 2009

Baseball Bloopers Starring ‘The Pop Fly’

Sit back and enjoy this operatic piece dedicated to the ‘Pop Fly’ and those who fail to catch it.

Enjoy!!

What Ever Happened To Bobby Bonilla???

Bobby Bonilla helped make up one of the most talented outfields in major league baseball during the 1990’s.  Alongside teammates Barry Bonds and Andy VanSlyke, this trio was one of the most complete outfields in baseball due to their incredible offense and defensive abilities.

As a 6-time All-Star and 3-time Silver Slugger winner, Bobby Bonilla offered all of the teams he played for a wide array of offense.  A solid hitter with a career batting average of .279, ‘Bobby Bo’ excelled in all phases of batting.  With 408 doubles, 287 home runs and 1,173 RBI, Bonilla provided a huge spark at the plate.  And with an on-base percentage of .358 he was able to get on base and make things happen for his team. 

‘Bobby Bo’ played for 9 different teams over the course of his career.  His most successful season came in 1997 when his Florida Marlins won the World Series.  Although he only hit .207 in the 7-game series, Bonilla did account for 5 runs and 3 RBI helping Florida win their first championship.

Bobby Bonilla retired from baseball after 16 successful seasons.  Currently living in Connecticut, it is not odd to find Bonilla at the poker table these days.  He has even been spotted at the game’s biggest event – ‘The World Series of Poker’.  Who knows, maybe one day Bobby Bonilla will get a bracelet to match the ring he already owns….

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“31 in 31” – The 1970’s – Card #26

 “31 in 31” – The 1970’s – Card #26

Jack Morris – 1978 Topps – #703

Jack Morris was the picture of pitching excellence for the better part of his 18 year career in the majors.  With a career record of 254-186, one has to wonder how much closer to the 300 win milestone Morris would have come if he played on an elite team for a few years of his career.  Morris finished in the Top 9 for the Cy Young award 7 times.  He compiled (12) 15 win seasons and ended his career with 2,478 strikeouts.  Jack Morris may be best known for his post season performances in which he shined brightest amongst his teammates and competitors.  Morris competed in 3 World Series’ and won all 3 – 1984 with the Detroit Tigers, 1991 with the Minnesota Twins, and 1992 with the Toronto Blue Jays.  Morris ended his amazing World Series career with a 6-1 record as well as winning the 1991 World Series Most Valuable Player award.

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