Let me preface this by saying that I know very little about Clay Zavada. But I am eager to learn more as I, like many other baseball fans, am suddenly drawn to him. I have always had an affinity for players that sport unusual mustaches. From Goose Gossage to Dave Winfield to to Reggie Jackson to Rollie Fingers and even Andre Dawson; these guys stood out at times during their careers for having a unique style.
I was first introduced to Clay during a Marlins/Diamondbacks series earlier this season. He had made a relief appearance against ‘The Fish’ and while he was on the mound I noticed this:
Although smaller in size than some of the more famous mustaches in baseball history, this is a wonderful looking, perfectly neat handle-bar mustache. Again, I was immediately drawn to him and he quickly reminded me of Rollie Fingers, who happens to own the greatest mustache in sports history.
It’s possible that Clay is on his way to earning a spot next to or ever surpassing Rollie’s spot on this list. Only time and genetics will tell. One thing is for sure, Clay Zavada stands out as a man amongst boys and I for one became an instant fan of his and will do my best to support him by staying loyal to him and his facial hair.
A true blast from the past, Zavada and his mustache are a match made in facial hair heaven.
Clay is seeing steady work in relief efforts for the Diamondbacks this year. Hopefully his efforts will bring a little more attention to him. From there, the mustache should take over and bring him to baseball stardom.
One more look please…
Posted in Random Baseball Thoughts
Tagged Andre Dawson, arizona diamondbacks, baseball, baseball cards, best mustache in baseball, best mustache in sports, clay zavada, dave winfield, diamondbacks, facial hair, goose gossage, handle bar mustache, mustache, pitcher, reggie jackson, relief pithcer, reliever, rollie fingers
Yep, you’ve guessed it. I have another classic ‘oddball’ card of ‘The Hawk’ to share with you. And this time the famous battery maker, Duracell, got in the action with this 1993 release.
The card looks great and has a nice, bright feel to it’s overall design. I like the way that they incorporated the Duracell logo into the picture without making it the centerpiece of the card. It’s the headline, and they need to advertise their brand, but they did a good job of giving the baseball card collector a card that they would want to add to their collections.
And now I am proud to say that this one is mine!!!
Posted in Andre Dawson Collection, Chicago Cubs, Stars from the 80's
Tagged all-star, Andre Dawson, baseball, baseball cards, boston red sox, Chicago Cubs, collecting, collection, copper top, Cubs, duracell, Expos, Florida/Miami Marlins, gold glove, hobby, Marlins, montreal expos, most valuable player, MVP, red sox, Rookie of the Year, ROY, silver slugger, sports card show, the copper top, the hawk
Although we never see if former Vice President Dick Cheney hit the target with his pitch before a Washington Nationals baseball game, I have to guess that his aim with a shotgun is better than his pitching arm!!!
Posted in Celebrity First Pitch
Tagged actor, actress, baseball, baseball game, baseball tradition, baseball video, baseball videos, celebrity, Celebrity First Pitch, dancer, dick cheney, entertainer, film, first pitch, movies, music, republican, singer, sports, television, vice president, vice president of the united states, VP
The 1991 World Series between the Minnesota Twins and Atlanta Braves is considered one of the toughest and tightest ever. To some, this series was the greatest in history. Three games went into extra innings, four games ended with the winning run scoring on the final pitch, and five games were decided by one run. Best of all, the series brought together the previous season’s last place teams, the first time in modern major league history that a team had gone from worst to first.
**factoid courtesy of ‘Armchair Reader – Grand Slam Baseball’
My take – Each of these rosters were loaded with stud players. I too have a ton of fond memories of this incredible ‘Fall Classic’!!!
Posted in Did You Know....
Tagged 1991 world series, atlanta braves, baseball, baseball cards, baseball history, baseball trivia, braves, Dan Gladden, dave justice, david justice, Did You Know...., extra innings, fall classic, first place, frank viola, Greg Gagne, greg maddux, jack morris, john smoltz, kent hrbek, Kirby Puckett, last place, minnesota twins, steve avery, tom glavine, twins, world series