Daily Archives: December 1, 2009

TTM Success: Roberto Alomar

19 days was all it took for Roberto Alomar to return this perfectly signed baseball card back to me!!!

Alomar was one of the biggest stars during the 1990’s and has a legitimate shot at being voted into the Hall of Fame in January.

A 12-time All-star and 10-time Gold Glove award winner, Alomar was as gifted of an infielder as there was during the 90’s.  With a career batting average of .300 alongside his 2,724 hits, Alomar excelled on offense.   He compiled 210 home runs, 502 doubles, 474 stolen bases, while also scoring 1,508 runs and driving in 1,134.

Alomar was also a member of the 1992 & 1993 World Series champion Toronto Blue Jays.

I am now 2/5 on the TTM requests I sent out just 3 weeks ago.  Who will come home next: Charles Johnson, Jim Palmer, or Bobby Richardson???  We’ll see…

Eddie Murray 1987 Fleer Superstar Special

 1987 Fleer Superstar Special

 ‘Big Bats At The First Sack’ – How telling is that headline??

Two of the biggest and hardest hitting guys in the mid-1980’s were Eddie Murray and Glen Davis.  During the 1983-1988 baseball seasons, Murray tallied 33, 29, 31, 17, 30, and 28 home runs respectively.  And from 1985-1989, Davis crushed 20, 31, 27, 30, and 34 dingers.

Amazingly, neither of these power hitting first baseman ever eclipsed or reached the 40 home run mark during their playing days. 

I have to wonder if these guys were active today how they would be classified.  With ’50 being the new 40′, would Murray and Davis just be regular players with a knack for hitting the long ball?

Murray 87F SS

Another great card for my Eddie Murray collection!!!

 

Did You Know…

Pitcher Phil Niekro holds the record for having the most wins without ever appearing in a World Series(318).  He played 24 seasons, mostly with the Braves.

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

My take – I am pretty sure that this is a records that Mr. Niekro is not proud to own…