Robin Yount & Dave Winfield 2002 Fleer Greats ‘Dueling Duos’
The thought is awesome.
The idea works.
The execution – not so much….
When I hear of ‘Dueling Duos’ I picture some of the great battles between hitter and pitcher. Give me Eckersley & Gibson. How about Clemens & Mattingly?
Dave Winfield & Robin Yount? Not so much… Sure they have some things in common – HOFers, All-Stars, World Series’ – but Duels? I cannot ever recall a Duel between the two…
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Tony Gwynn 1991 Score
There it is – IMPACT!!!
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Grover Cleveland Alexander pitched 16 shutouts during the 1916 season – a Major League record that may never be broken.
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Happy Birthday Andres Galarraga!!!
Andre Galarraga turns 50 years old today.
Andres Galarraga was an offensive stud during his 19-year career in the major leagues. His ability to hit for power and average put him in a rare class of players during his era.
Andres finished his career with a .288 batting average, and hit over .300 10 times. Galarraga also hit 399 home runs in his career, while hitting 20+ homers in 10 seasons.
Never considered the best at any one element of the game, Galarraga was recognized for his overall skills by making the All-Star team 5 times and finishing in the Top 10 for Most Valuable Player 6 times.
Later is his career, Andres battled cancer twice. In 1999 he missed the entire season but made a full recovery and came back to play with the Braves for one more year. When he did come back, he put up impressive stats and made another All-Star team. Then, in 2004 his cancer came back and sidelined him for a month. At this point, Galarraga was unable to regain his outstanding skills and became a bench player. Galarraga retired the next spring with the New York Mets. He finished his career just 1 home run shy of his goal of 400.
Happy Birthday Mr. Galarraga!!!
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Happy Birthday Lou Brock!!!
Lou Brock turns 72 years old today.
A classic player that has no equals in today’s game, Lou Brock was a player of extraordinary talents. A man who could run like the wind and hit like a machine, Brock was a baseball stud during his 19-season career.
With 5 top-10 finishes for the MVP award, Brock solidified himself as a top-notch player early in his career and maintained that ranking throughout his playing days. A star in the making with the Chicago Cubs, Brock really established himself as a superstar when he joined the St. Louis Cardinals. It was there that he became baseball’s all-time stolen base king, a member of the 3,000 hits club, and a Hall of Fame player.
Of all of the players that started their careers in Chicago and then moved elsewhere, and there are plenty, it is Brock that I wish had never left.
Happy Birthday Mr. Brock!!!
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