Daily Archives: May 6, 2011

Fergie Jenkins 2004 Topps Chrome Certified Autograph Issue!!!

Fergie Jenkins 2004 Topps Chrome Certified Autograph Issue!!!

A new gem for my Fergie Jenkins collection!  This card is an absolute beauty and one that I am extremely excited about adding to my Fergie Jenkins collection.

This is my first on-card autograph of Jenkins – and even though he is wearing a Phillies’ uniform in the picture being featured on this card, I will let it slide because it looks FANTASTIC!!!

Dennis Eckersley 1990 Fleer

Dennis Eckersley 1990 Fleer

Coming off a World Series championship title in 1989, Dennis Eckersley and the Oakland A’s marched on in 1990.

‘Eck’ appeared in 63 games for the A’s, tallying 48 saves.  His miniscule ERA of 0.61 was unreal for a hurler throwing 73+ innings.  In those 73+ innings of work, Eckersley struck out 73 batters while walking just 4.  Yes, I said 4.  Good for a 18.3:1 strikeout to walk ratio!!!

Solid stuff.  Solid baseball card!!!

My First Time – Ken Griffey, Jr. – April 3, 1989

My First Time – Ken Griffey, Jr. – April 3, 1989

The Setting – Oakland-Alameda Coliseum.  Oakland, CA.

From Griffey – “We got to Oakland, and man am I nervous.  Dave Stewart’s on the mound, and he could have rolled the ball up there, I would have swung.  Somehow, I got a hit.”

The Boxscore – A’s 3, Mariners 2.  Griffey goes 1-for-3 and also draws a walk.

Happy Anniversary Gaylord Perry!!!

Happy Anniversary Gaylord Perry!!!

On this day in 1982, Gaylord Perry won the 300th game of his major league career.

As a member of the Seattle Mariners, and at home playing in the Kingdome, Perry took on the New York Yankees.  And in front of 27,000+ fans, Perry and the Mariners beat them 7-3.

At the age of 43, Perry was strong.  Going the distance, he allowed 9 hits and 3 runs, while striking out 4 and walking just 1 batter.  Gaylord Perry was just the 15th person in major league history to win 300 games.

Happy Anniversary, Mr. Perry!!!

Happy Birthday Willie Mays!!!

Happy Birthday Willie Mays!!!

The ‘Say Hey Kid’ turns 80 years old today.

Possibly the greatest all-around player in baseball history, the name Willie mays carries some major weight in the sport of professional baseball.

The resume:  Career .302 batting average.  3,283 hits.  660 home runs.  2,062 runs scored.  1,903 RBI.  338 stolen bases.

The accolades:  1951 Rookie of the Year.  2-Time MVP Winner(1954 & 1965).  20-Time All-star.  12 Consecutive Gold Gloves.  1 World Series Championship.

Happy Birthday Mr. Mays!!!