Daily Archives: May 18, 2009

Chicago Cubs Greats Of The Game – Ron Santo

Chicago Cubs Greats Of The Game – Ron Santo

I finally found one of these; and at a good price too.  I’d been hunting for weeks but now it’s mine!! 

Welcome home Mr. Santo.  Please join your friends Billy, Fergie, Ray, and Andre in my collection.  Oh, and please keep a spot open for Ryno as I was told he would be dropping by sometime soon.

Santo GOTG

Just 1 left….

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Happy Birthday Reginald Martinez Jackson!!!

You may know him as Reggie or as Mr. October or as 1 of the greatest World Series heroes in baseball history.  However you know him, Reginald Martinez Jacksin turns 63 years old today!!

I unquestionably consider Reggie Jackson as being one of the most dynamic players to ever play the game of professional baseball.  On the very short list, I think that Reggie during his prime was one player that was worth the price of admission alone.  His persona and ability were head and shoulders above most of his teammates and competitors and when Reggie got the chance to shine, he took full advantage…  The result is one of the most impressive careers in baseball for a player playing in a major market city.

Quite simply, Reggie Jackson lived up to the hype he built for himself and not too many players can do that.  For his birthday, I would like to give Reggie a hidden microphone and let him coach a high-profile game.  Maybe the All-star game.  Maybe the ‘Home Run Derby’.  Something good but not too serious.   Let Reggie have fun, and I am sure that hilarity would ensue…

Happy Birthday ‘Mr. October’!!!

reggie

Happy Birthday Brooks Robinson!!!

The man considered to be the greatest defensive third baseman in baseball history turns 72 years old today!!

The resume of Brooks Robinson is more incredible each and every time I take a peek at it.  I’ve always known him to be a great defensive ball player, but his offensive and team success during his 23-year career cannot be denied.  While Mike Schmidt may be the more explosive, and Chipper Jones may be the better pure hitter of the bunch, Brooks can certainly hold his own in the conversation ranking the best third basemen in baseball history.

Robinson is known for his glove first, and with 16 consecutive years of Gold Glove level performance it is clear to see why. On offense he has collected 2,848 hits, 268 home runs, 1,357 RBI, 1,232 runs scored, and a lifetime average of .267.  And the Orioles teams he played for did well too.  He is a member of the 1966 and 1970 World Series championship teams.

What can you possibly get one of the most decorated infielders in baseball history for his birthday?  This was tough, but I’m going with a very comfortable recliner.  I mean this guy’s body must have taken a pounding to be that successful at the hot corner for his career.  Let’s make home comfortable on his 72nd birthday and let him sit back and relax in style!!

Happy Birthday Mr. Robinson!!!