Daily Archives: June 28, 2009

Mariano Rivera’s Race To 500 Saves!!! Part 15

Mariano Rivera’s Race To 500 Saves!!! Part 15

The New York Yankees have been able to embarrass the Mets on their home field over the last 2 nights.  And Mariano Rivera has enjoyed a front-row seat to view the action.

There is one more game left in this 3-game series and it takes place Sunday night on ESPN during their Sunday Night Baseball telecast.  Maybe ‘Mo’ will get his chance to capture save #500 in front of a national audience.  Stay tuned…

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Did You Know…

In 1979, Gary Templeton of the St. Louis Cardinals became the first player to get 100 hits batting from each side of the plate.

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**factoid courtesy of ‘Armchair Reader – Grand Slam Baseball’

Happy Birthday Mark Grace!!

Amazingly, Mark Grace turns 45 years old today!!

One of my favorite Cubs players of all-time, Mark Grace was so much fun to watch.  It’s not often that you get to witness watching a player have fun day in and day out during his playing days.  But with Mark Grace, that is exactly what you got!!

A guy with an incredible swing and defensive skills to match, Grace was an all-around baseball star.  While never the most celebrated player on his roster, Grace was certainly the most consistent.  His approach at the plate was consistent enough to yield him more hits than ANY other player in the decade of the 1990’s – WoW!!!

For Mr. Grace’s birthday I want to get him a flag.  Not just an ordinary, run-of-the-mill flag though…  I want this one to be special.  I want it to be White in color with Blue letters and numbers.  And while we’re at it, let’s slap his name and #17 on it and hang it from a pole in the outfield at Wrigley Field(a place Gracey called home for 13 amazing years)!!

Happy Birthday Gracey!!! 

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