1990 Bowman Darryl Strawberry
A very serious Darryl Strawberry poses for a picture during Spring Training as the afternoon skies turn a bit cloudy behind him.
For some reason, Bowman didn’t do that great of a job capturing good photos of Darryl. Maybe they disliked him – or maybe the Mets. Either way, the 1990 version below and this 1989 Bowman card are not too flattering.
Doesn’t that bat look tiny perched on the shoulder of the 6 foot, 6 inch slugger!!!
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Tagged 1986 world series, 1996 world series, 1999 world series, all-star, darryl strawberry, dodgers, los angeles dodgers, Mets, New york mets, new york yankees, Rookie of the Year, ROY, silver slugger, world series, yankees
Carl Yastrzemski holds the record for the most games played with one team: 3,308 for the Boston Red Sox from 1961 to 1983.
**factoid courtesy of ‘Armchair Reader – Grand Slam Baseball’
My take – Man that’s a lot of games!!
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Tagged 1983 topps, 1983 topps super veterans, 3000 hits, baseball, baseball cards, baseball history, baseball milestone, boston red sox, carl yastrzemski, collection, red sox, super veterans, topps, yaz
1949 Headline: DiMaggio Inks Record 6-Figure Contract!!!
On this day in 1949, the Yankees and Joe DiMaggio agreed on the first 6-figure contract in major league baseball.
That’s $100,000 a year. An amazing salary for the standards of that era, but chump change in today’s sports world. Just the other day, Lebron James got fined $25k for kicking a water cooler during a game. $25k is less than 1% of what LBJ brings home a year, but it was a 1/4 of what Joltin’ Joe made during the 1949 baseball season.
Wanna see the contract? Click here – It’s pretty cool!!!
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Tagged 1936 world series, 1937 world series, 1938 world series, 1939 world series, all-star, baseball history, baseball legend, Hall Of Fame, joe dimaggio, joltin’ joe, joltin’ joe dimaggio, most valuable player, MVP, new york yankees, world series, yankee stadium, yankees