Daily Archives: April 16, 2009

Will Clark Autograph TTM Success!!!

63 days and well worth the wait.  I just got this Will Clark autographed card back in the mail. 

Clark has a classic swing, one of the greatest that I have ever seen.  He also has a classic signature… 

One of the brightest stars from the late-80’s, Clark was an offensive machine.  With the rare ability to hit for a high average as well as deliver the long ball, Clark was a fan-favorite during his playing days with the San Francisco Giants. 

In 1989, I remember watching him put on an amazing show in the playoffs against my Cubs.  In that 5-game series, Clark hit an amazing .650 as he collected 13 hits in 20 at-bats.  Clark’s totals for that series was – 13 hits, 8 runs scored, 3 doubles, 2 home runs, 8 RBI, and an ass-kicking that us Cubs fans still remember vividly 20 years later.

 As great as this autograph would look in my collection, I think I know someone that may enjoy it a little more than me…

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My Second Andre Dawson Jersey & Bat Game Used Memorabilia Card!!

Amazing, I stole this for just 99 cents on Ebay.  I cannot believe it!!  What a great addition to my Dawson collection.  And it’s limited to just 125 prints…

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If anyone else has some of these that they want to sell for 99 cents, email me!!!

What Ever Happened To Tom Browning???

Tom Browning put together a very solid 12-year professional baseball career.  11 of his 12 years were played with the Cincinnati Reds and he tallied 123 wins and 90 losses.  Browning’s career was capped by 3 very special moments:

1 – During his first full season in 1985, Browning finished in 2nd place for the Rookie of the Year award and in 6th place for the Cy Young award.  In that ’85 season, Tom started 38 games while winning 20 and losing just 9.  His ERA that year was 3.81 and he struck out 155 batters.

2 – Tom Browning is a member of the Cincinnati Reds’ World Series championship team from 1990.  In that 4-game sweep of the Oakland A’s, Browning picked up a win helping the team win the title and make history with one of the greatest upsets in World Series history.

3 – Tom Browning threw a perfect game on September 16, 1988.  No hits, no walks, no base runners.  Browning was indeed perfect and I still remember watching the highlights of that game some 20+ years later.

Since retiring from the game, Browning has authored a book appropriately titled – ‘Tom Browning’s Tales From the Reds’ Dugout’.  He has also been hired on to be a pitching coach for the Carolina Mudcats, a AA affiliate of Cincinnati Reds.

In late-March of 2009,  Tom Browning was arrested for missing child support payments. 

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