Daily Archives: April 29, 2009

Cards From Ortega – Part 1 – Billy, Fergie, and Andre – Oh My!!!

He did it again.  The gifts keep coming from Alfredo of the blog ‘My Past Time, I Love It’

And what a great trio of cards they are.  All Donruss Diamond Kings.  All Chicago Cubs Legends.  All Players that I Love!!!

‘Sweet Swinging’ Billy Williams, Ferguson ‘Fergie’ Jenkins, and ‘The Hawk’ Andre Dawson.

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And if you thought that was good, wait until you see card #4 that will be posted on the blog tomorrow!!!  Stay tuned.  And thanks again, Alfredo!

1983 Topps Super Veteran – Gene Garber

1983 Topps Super Veteran – Gene Garber

Good Old Gene Garber had a 19 season career that took him on a 5-city tour.  In his best seasons, with the Atlanta Braves from 1979-86, Garber established himself as a solid closer.  Just when the closer role became an important fixture on a club, Garber supplied that strength for the Braves.  In his 7 seasons with the team, Garber captured 110 saves.  For his career, he has 218 total saves along with a win/loss record of 96-113.

Amazingly, as a relief pitcher, Garber appeared in 71 games during the 1975 season.  None of which were starts… 

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Happy Anniversary Andre Dawson!!!

On this day in 1987, Andre Dawson hit for the cycle as his Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 8-4.

Batting 3rd in the Cubs’ line-up, Dawson went 5-for-5 in the game while collecting 2 RBI. 

The breakdown – Hit #1 – 1st inning, Home Run(6th of the season).  Hit #2 – 3rd inning, Double.  Hit #3 – 4th inning – Single.  Hit #4 – 6th inning – Triple.  Hit #5 – 8th inning – Single.  Not a bad day at the ballpark, huh???