Daily Archives: September 29, 2009

1985 Topps #1 Draft Pick – Harold Baines

1985 Topps #1 Draft Pick – Harold Baines

22 magnificent seasons, most of which were not held under the microscope of the big lights in a big city.

While Harold Baines played in some of the largest cities in the baseball world, he managed to escape national attention while still putting on consistent performances.

Baines’ numbers are extremely noteworthy, and his ability to deliver season after season is very evident by his impressive offensive stats.

Baines has a lifetime batting average of .289 alongside 2,866 hits.  He also has scored 1,299 runs, hit 384 home runs, and drove in 1,628 runs.  Baines was a 6-time All-Star and a 1-time Silver Slugger Award winner.  Lastly he has one major case of ‘Hat-Head’!!!

85T Baines

Overall ranking – 8 out of 10.  Points earned for being a 6-time All-star and Silver Slugger award winner.   More points awarded for 2,500+ hits and 300+ home runs.

One More Endorsement Job For Red Sox Star Dustin Pedroia…

Just another in the series of amazing commercial opportunities that have come Pedroia’s way since breaking into the and taking Red Sox Nation and the baseball world by storm!!!

Did You Know…

The only two brothers to ever win the Cy Young Award are Jim Perry in 1970 and Gaylord Perry in 1972 and 1978. 

Perrys

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

My take – I did not know that…

Happy Anniversary Willie Mays!!!

On this day back in 1954, Willie Mays made ‘The Catch’. 

Often considered to be the greatest defensive play in baseball history, this outstanding catch still gets ‘air-time’ every year.  The fact that this catch happened in front of a national audience during the baseball playoffs only added to its legend.

One could certainly argue that more amazing catches have been made since, but this is ‘The Catch’ that still stands out amongst all others.

Happy Anniversary Mr. Mays!!!

Mays