Daily Archives: August 13, 2011

Eddie Murray 2000 Upper Deck “WHY3K?”

Eddie Murray 2000 Upper Deck “WHY3K?”

Kind of a funky card here – and a fun one too.

Take a look:

Featuring one of my favorite all-around offensive players, this one celebrates Eddie Murray!!

And the reason for the celebration?

At the time of being created, Eddie Murray was one of just three hitters in major league history to be members in both the ‘3,000 Hits Club’ and ‘500 Home Runs Club’.  The other two members?  Hank Aaron and Willie Mays!  Pretty good company if you ask me…

Ozzie Smith 1994 Bowman

Ozzie Smith 1994 Bowman

We all know, Ozzie Smith was a great base-runner.

And by the looks of it, Bowman thought so as well.

So, while I certainly applaud their efforts for trying to capture an image of Ozzie doing one of the many things that he did very well, I have to second guess the editors selection if this specific image.

Take a look:

The intensity of the shot is solid, but we are missing way too much of the action in my opinion.  Show me the full-body shot, and while you’re at it, give me the glove of the defender.  Tell me the full story – Did Ozzie make it safely or was he out??

This card keeps me guessing.  For sure!!

Happy Anniversary Lou Brock!!!

Happy Anniversary Lou Brock!!!

On this day in 1979 Lou Brock connected for the 3,000th hit of his career.

In front of his home crowd of almost 45,000 fans at Busch Stadium, Brock went 2-for-2 on the day and made baseball history in front of the most loyal fans in the game.

The victim that day was Dennis Lamp of the Chicago Cubs who gave up singles to Brock in both the second and fourth innings.  It’s kind of ironic that Brock’s historic achievement came against his former team huh??

Congratulations Mr. Brock!!!

Happy Anniversary Jim Palmer!!!

Happy Anniversary Jim Palmer!!!

On this day in 1969, Jim Palmer and his Baltimore Orioles teammates were at home to face the Oakland Athletics.  2 of the better teams in the American League, both rosters were full of All-stars and future Hall of Famers.

But on this day, it was Palmer’s star that shined the brightest!!

Palmer threw a complete game against the O’s, allowing no hits in the process.  Taking his amazing record to 11-2 on the year, Palmer gave up 0 runs while striking out 8 and walking 6.

The Orioles won the game 8-0, with help from the offense of Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson, and Don Bufurd.  And Palmer, a talented athlete himself, helped his cause at the plate too – he went 2-for-3 on the day while also scoring a run and driving in another!

Happy Anniversary Mr. Palmer!!!