Daily Archives: April 2, 2009

Baseball Milestones To Look Forward To In 2009…

As every new season begins I cannot help but hope that we will see baseball history made.  So with that, I bring to you a list of possible historical events that can take place during the 2009 baseball season.

Wish these guys luck!!!

Randy Johnson is 5 wins away from the magical 300 wins milestone.  He also needs 211 strikeouts to become  the second pitcher to reach 5,000 K’s.

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Barry Bonds is just 65 hits shy of 3,000.

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Mariano Rivera needs just 18 saves to reach the 500 saves mark.

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Gary Sheffield is 1 home run away from making it into the ‘500 HR Club’.

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Alex Rodriguez needs just 47 home runs to reach 600.

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Carlos Delgado needs just 31 home runs to reach ‘500’.

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Sit back and relax.  2009 should be a wonderful and historical year for the baseball fan!!!

2008 Topps Andre Dawson – 50th Anniversary All-Star Rookie Team

What a classic looking card!  Now that my ‘playing days’ collection of Andre Dawson is complete I am going to expand a little and pick up some of the very impressive cards that have been issued after Andre’s retirement.

This card commemorates Dawson’s 1977 All-Star rookie performance and I am thrilled to add it to my collection.  Any card of Andre in an old-school Expos uniform is going to find a special place in my collection.

This card’s design is pretty basic, but it looks great. 

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Happy Anniversary Cecil Fielder!!!

On this day back in 1996 you stole the first base of your major league career!!!

It took 1,097 games, but you finally did it.  Congratulations!!!

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‘The 40/40 Club’ – 1980’s – A Review

This was very fun, and very exhausting.  I am going to take a break from these kinds of ‘themed’ posts so I can focus a little more on cards and the upcoming season.

I hope you enjoyed my recap of the best players to debut during the 1980’s as much as I enjoyed writing about them.

And now for 1 last time, I give you the ’40/40′ club…

Date Rank Year Player
31-Mar 1 82 Cal Ripken, Jr.
30-Mar 2 87 Barry Bonds
29-Mar 3 87 Greg Maddux
28-Mar 4 85 Roger Clemens
27-Mar 5 80 Rickey Henderson
26-Mar 6 89 Ken Griffey, Jr.
25-Mar 7 87 Rafael Palmeiro
24-Mar 8 83 Tony Gwynn
23-Mar 9 88 Tom Glavine
22-Mar 10 84 Kirby Puckett
21-Mar 11 89 Craig Biggio
20-Mar 12 89 Randy Johnson
19-Mar 13 83 Wade Boggs
18-Mar 14 88 John Smoltz
17-Mar 15 85 Mark McGwire
16-Mar 16 83 Ryne Sandberg
15-Mar 17 86 Jose Canseco
14-Mar 18 87 Barry Larkin
13-Mar 19 88 Roberto Alomar
12-Mar 20 89 Gary Sheffield
11-Mar 21 87 Bo Jackson
10-Mar 22 85 Dwight Gooden
9-Mar 23 85 Orel Hershiser
8-Mar 24 84 Don Mattingly
7-Mar 25 86 Fred McGriff
6-Mar 26 84 Darryl Strawberry
5-Mar 27 89 Curt Schilling
4-Mar 28 81 Tim Raines
3-Mar 29 86 Vince Coleman
2-Mar 30 81 Fernando Valenzuela
1-Mar 31 86 Andres Galarraga
28-Feb 32 87 Will Clark
27-Feb 33 86 Cecil Fielder
26-Feb 34 82 Lee Smith
25-Feb 35 85 Eric Davis
24-Feb 36 88 Mark Grace
23-Feb 37 85 Bret Saberhagen
22-Feb 38 83 Willie McGee
21-Feb 39 87 David Cone
20-Feb 40 89 Jim Abbott