Daily Archives: July 5, 2011

Tony Gwynn 1985 Fleer

Tony Gwynn 1985 Fleer

Photographer:  ‘Hey Tony, can you quickly give me the look that you give the ladies when you are out and on the prowl?’

Gwynn:  ‘Um, Sure.’

Photographer:  ‘Work it Gwynn, work it.  Let’s make some magic here.’

Did You Know…

No hitter in the history of the sport has had more .300 or better seasons than Ty Cobb.  In 23 different campaigns, Cobb ended up with a batting average of .300 or better!

WHOA!!!

1993 Headline: Rickey Henderson Starts Double Headers With Homers!!

1993 Headline: Rickey Henderson Starts Double Headers With Homers!!

On this day in 1993, Rickey Henderson and his Oakland A’s teammates battled against the Cleveland Indians in a double-header.

What is so special about that you ask?  Double-headers are a normal part of a baseball schedule you say…

Well during this double header, a man by the name of Rickey Henderson led off both of these games with home runs, a feat that had not been accomplished in 60 years.  In game #1, Henderson launched a homer off of Paul Abbott.  And then just a few short hours later he did it again, this time of off Mark Clark.

Happy Anniversary Rickey Henderson, a true one-of-a-kind player!!!

Happy Birthday Rich ‘Goose’ Gossage!!!

Happy Birthday Rich ‘Goose’ Gossage!!!

The ‘Goose’ turns 60 years old today.

The man known for his famous facial hair has an equally impressive baseball resume.  With a career that spanned 22 seasons, Rich ‘Goose’ Gossage put together a Hall of Fame caliber list of accomplishments.

124 Wins, 310 saves, 3.01 ERA, 1,502 strikeouts, a 9-time All-star, 5 Top-6 finishes for the Cy Young Award, and a World Series champion!!  Not too shabby, not too shabby at all…

Happy Birthday ‘Goose’!!!