Daily Archives: November 10, 2010

I Have Finally Landed That Highly Coveted 1966 Topps Jim Palmer Rookie Card!!!

I Have Finally Landed That Highly Coveted 1966 Topps Jim Palmer Rookie Card!!!

That’s right.  After months and months of shopping for and being outbid, I have finally secured the most coveted card for my Jim Palmer player collection – his rookie card from the 1966 set.

I won’t tell you what I paid – but I am 99% certain that if you guessed the amount, it would be higher than what the card cost me.

And while it is not perfect, the card does look very, very good for being almost 45 years old!!!

Enough chatter – check out this beautiful addition to my Jim Palmer collection:

1984 Topps Pays Tribute To The Active NL Career Steals Leaders…

1984 Topps Pays Tribute To The Active NL Career Steals Leaders…

It should be no surprise that going into the 1984 baseball season that Joe Morgan was sitting atop the leader board of active players in stolen bases.

And it should also be no surprise that Morgan was atop that list.

Entering the ’84 season, Morgan had collected 681 total stolen bases, while Cesar Cedeno was more than 150 behind with 516 and Larry Bowa rounded out the trio with 363.

Morgan ended his career with 689 swipes, good for 11th place on the all-time list!!

Did You Know…

Through the 2005 season, Houston’s Roy Oswalt was a perfect 15-0 in 19 games against the Cincinnati Reds – the most wins without a loss by a pitcher against one team.  Oswalt beat them for his first career win by throwing 3.2 innings of relief on May 14, 2001. 

**factoid courtesy of ‘Big League Trivia’

My take – Solid stuff by Oswalt.  And for the record, he lost his next start versus the Reds on April 28, 2006.

Happy Anniversary Orel Hershiser!!!

Happy Anniversary Orel Hershiser!!!

On this date in 1988, Orel Hershiser captured the National League’s Cy Young award in a unanimous vote.

Taking all 24 first-place votes, this award capped an unbelievable season for the right-hander.

A close look at the numbers:

23-8 during the regular season with 15 complete games and 8 shutouts.  In 267 innings of work, Hershiser compiled a low ERA of just 2.25.  His dominant year led to another selection to the National League All-star team and his first Cy Young Award.  During the playoffs, Hershiser led the Dodgers to the World Series championship while winning both the NLCS and World Series MVP awards in the process!!

Happy Anniversary Mr. Hershiser!!!