Finally the book has arrived and I am eager to jump in and check it out. I am about halfway through the book I am reading now, and then I am going to go straight to ‘Straw: Finding My Way’.
I’ll be sure to share a few of the stories along the way. Stay tuned!!
Here’s my book, and the great autograph of one of the biggest stars from the 1980’s – Mr. Darryl Strawberry!!!
Posted in Autographs, Darryl Strawberry Collection, Stars from the 80's
Tagged 1986 world series, all-star, autobiography, baseball, baseball cards, darryl strawberry, Mets, New york mets, Rookie of the Year, ROY, world series
Sitting at 297 career wins, Randy Johnson goes for #298 tonight. I thought it would be fun to track this chase for the next few weeks as Johnson works to become a member of major league baseball’s elite ‘300-Wins Club’.
Tonight, the Giants play host to the Washington Nationals. Stay tuned to see whether Johnson gets #298!!! Good Luck Randy!!!
Posted in Random Baseball Thoughts
Tagged 2001 world series, 300 wins, 5000 strikeouts, all-star, arizona diamondbacks, baseball, baseball cards, baseball history, big unit, countdown to 300 wins, cy young, cy young award, diamondbacks, Expos, giants, mariners, montreal expos, randy johnson, san francisco giants, seattle mariners, the big unit, world series, world series MVP
On this day in 1996, All Leiter threw a no-hitter for the Florida Marlins!!!
I happened to have been at this game, and it is by far the single greatest sporting event I have ever seen live in person. This game easily trumps being at the World Series, The NBA Conference Finals, and any other baseball, basketball, or wrestling event I have ever been to.
I thought it would be fun to go back and review that original post I wrote a few months back when I told you about ‘The Greatest Baseball Game I Have Ever Been To’. And then being a bit of a risk taker, I sent the ticket stub from that game along with a baseball card and sent them to Al Leiter in hopes of getting him to sign them for me. That went pretty well too…
Thanks again Mr. Leiter. And Happy Anniversary!!!
Posted in Birthdays & Anniversaries, Florida/Miami Marlins
Tagged al leiter, andres Galarraga, baseball, baseball game, baseball history, baseball milestones, baseball records, charles johnson, colorado rockies, devon white, ellis burks, Florida/Miami Marlins, gary sheffield, greatest game, jeff conine, joe robbie stadium, Marlins, National League, no hitter, sports, terry pendleton, walt weiss