Daily Archives: January 10, 2009

Nobody Can Do It Quite Like Ozzie Smith!!!

Before NFL players were being fined for their antics in the end zone and before NBA players were given technical fouls for making throat slashing gestures towards their opponents, there was a shortstop playing in St. Louis that knew how to dazzle a crowd.

The build-up on this video is a little lengthy, but pretty impressive as well.  Check out how high Ozzie gets!!

Enjoy the ‘Wizzard of Oz’ in action!!! 

Happy Birthday Willie McCovey!!!

 Happy 71st Birthday to Willie McCovey!!!

McCovey is a legend in the San Francisco area and around the world of baseball.  His Hall of Fame resume includes 521 home runs, the 1959 Rookie of the Year award, the 1969 Most Valuable Player award, and 6 appearances in the All-Star game.

So, what do you give a player of this stature for his birthday?  How about a chance to hit a home run into the body of water named after him- ‘McCovey Cove’??  Something tells me if he got the right pitch to hit, he could still get ahold of one…

Happy Birthday Mr. McCovey!!!

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“31 in 31” – The 1970’s – Card #22

 “31 in 31” – The 1970’s – Card #22

George Foster – 1971 Topps – #276

Simply put – George Foster is a bad-ass!!  Never known for 1 talent that overwhelmed the rest of his skills, Foster compiled some incredible stats over the course of his 18-year career.  And during the 1976 and ’77 seasons when his Cincinnati Reds teams were at the top of the baseball world, Foster was leading the way.  In 1976, Foster finished 2nd in the MVP voting while hitting .306 with 29 home runs and 121 RBI.  He outdid himself the next year by winning the Most Valuable Player award after blasting 52 dingers, driving in 149 runs, and still hitting an amazing .320.  Foster continued to build on his rapidly growing legacy as he finished in the Top 12 for MVP in 3 of the next 4 seasons.  George Foster led his Cincinnati Reds teams to 2 World Series titles in 1975 and 1976.  In the 13 games he played in World Series competition, Foster hit an incredible .326.

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