Daily Archives: May 13, 2011

TTM Success: Hall of Famer, Mr. Bobby Doerr!!!

TTM Success:  Hall of Famer, Mr. Bobby Doerr!!!

He did it again!  In just over a week, Bobby Doerr returned another card to me, with a beautiful signature applied!

And he used the Red Sharpie that I sent to.  Take a look:

The Red looks pretty sweet, huh?  I agree.  When I picked up this card, I knew right away that I wanted to test the color of Red – and I am thrilled with the results.  And as a token of my appreciation, I told Mr. Doerr to keep the marker and use it as he wished.

If you send to Mr. Doerr in hopes of getting an autograph, ask him to sign in Red.  Tell him ’30-YOC’ sent you!!

Enjoy!!

Wade Boggs 1989 Donruss

Wade Boggs 1989 Donruss

Such a nice baseball card, it is really just too bad that the image used of Boggs is so zoomed in.  I mean come on, show me the bat, show me his arms, show me his hands, show me what made Wade Boggs one of the best hitter of his era…

So, instead of focusing any more time on this 1989 Donruss baseball card, I will share my favorite stat from Boggs’ 1989 baseball season with you…

51.  51 doubles – Boggs hit 51 doubles in 1989.  In total, he collected 205 hits – so 25% of them were doubles.  I wonder how many smacked into “The Green Monster”…

My First Time – Ozzie Guillen – April 9, 1985

My First Time – Ozzie Guillen – April 9, 1985

The setting – County Stadium.  Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

From Guillen – “Molitor and Yount, two people who I admired so much, were playing against me.  If you had asked me to pick two guys that I would have paid to watch play back then, I would have to say those two.  So professional, and they had fun too!”

The Boxscore – White Sox 4, Brewers 2.  Guillen goes 1-for-5 with a bunt single.

Happy Anniversary Mickey Mantle!!!

Happy Anniversary Mickey Mantle!!!

On this day in 1967, New York Yankees slugger Mickey Mantle hit the 500th home run of his career.

A baseball legend, Mantle could do no wrong while wearing his pinstripes.  And a  fan favorite since his debut in the league in 1951, it took Mantle 17 seasons to join the ‘500 Home Runs Club’.

Mantle retired after the 1968 baseball season.  He left the game with 536 career round-trippers.  Currently he sits alone in 16th place on the all-time list.

Happy Anniversary Mickey Mantle!!!

Happy Anniversary Stan ‘The Man’ Musial!!!

Happy Anniversary Stan ‘The Man’ Musial!!!

On this day in 1958, Cardinals’ superstar Stan Musial collected the 3,000th hit of his major league career.

A dynamic offensive player, Musial is one of the greatest hitters in baseball history.  Playing in the big leagues for 22 seasons, all with the Cardinals, Musial collected 3,630 hits during his playing days.  Averaging, 165 hits per year, Musial eclipsed the 200-hit mark on six different occasions.

Currently ranked in 4th place on the all-time hits list, Musial is in a spot that should remain his for quite some time.

Happy Anniversary Mr. Musial!!!

Have You Ever Wanted To Ask An All-Star A Question?? Now Is Your Chance!!!

Have You Ever Wanted To Ask An All-Star A Question??  Now Is Your Chance!!!

In conjunction with the private signing of Pat Tabler that I announced more than a week ago, I have also been given permission to submit a ’20 Questions With Pat Tabler’ interview.

I am busy writing up my questions now, but I thought it would be fun to open this opportunity up to you as well.

All you have to do is submit your question into the comments section of this post and I will choose from them and incorporate them into my final 20.   I am saving a small handful of questions just for you so submit as many as you would like.

Here is a quick recap of Pat Tabler’s major league career:

All-Star 1987
WS Champion (1992)
“Mr. Clutch”

Teams played for:

Cubs: 1981-82
Indians: 1983-88
Royals: 1988-90
Mets: 1990
Blue Jays: 1991-92

Time and space are limited so get your questions in quickly!!!

Thanks.

‘On The Road With psuGator02′ – Philadelphia Phillies – May 10, 2011

‘On The Road With psuGator02′ – Philadelphia Phillies – May 10, 2011

Phillies at Marlins
Sunlife
Miami Gardens
6-11:15 p.m.
Tuesday, May 10

Would’ve been real disappointed if it hadn’t been such a great matchup (Johnson vs. Halladay).

Pregame near Phils’ dugout

Ryan Howard: 1/1 (’08 Ginter, state card) in blue Sharpie. sweetest Howard graph I’ve ever gotten. He made a face at my ghetto Sharpie, which broke in my suitcase while traveling to Arizona. But it still produces great graphs so I thought I’d keep it around. He signed all the way down the dugout, from home to third
Jimmy Rollins: 0/1 …Signed for a bunch of people who had field-level seats. Wouldn’t sign for anyone with 100-level seats
Joe Blanton: 0/1…Signed for a bunch of people who had field-level seats. Wouldn’t sign for anyone with 100-level seats..I actually had the Ginter two inches from him but he just put his head down and kept walking.

Postgame at Phils’ bus

Juan Samuel: he signed but I left my baseball book at home. UGH
Charlie Manuel: 0/1
Rich Dubee: 0/1
Cole Hamels: 0/1
Joe Blanton: 0/1
Brad Lidge: 0/1
Jimmy Rollins: 0/1

Other: Wilson Valdez and Jose Contreras also signed, but I didn’t need them.