Daily Archives: August 26, 2011

Three New Books Added To My ‘On Deck Circle’

Three New Books Added To My ‘On Deck Circle’

I would like to thank everyone that has reached out to me with recommendations for new baseball books to read.

I am about half-way through with the Reggie Jackson book that I am reading now so I wanted to be pro-active and purchase a few more so I have something ‘on-deck’ after this one is complete.

Here are the three books that I picked up tonight:

Game Six

The Golden Age Of Baseball

Yogi Berra – Eternal Yankee

Thanks again everyone!  And with all of the suggestions that have come my way, I still have another four or five that I can look forward to reading when these three are done.

Fergie Jenkins 2001 Topps American Pie

Fergie Jenkins 2001 Topps American Pie

We’re going old school on Friday – Oh, Yeah!!

And we’re going to be dressed to impress – Look Out Ladies!!!

We’ve got out bell-bottom jeans on.  We have our platform shoes on.  We’ve got out butterfly collars dropped.  And a few of us have our afros blown out too!!

So, get on board.  And don’t worry – Fergie is driving!!!

Eddie Murray 2001 Fleer Greats Of The Game

Eddie Murray 2001 Fleer Greats Of The Game

I have said it before, and I will say it again, ‘The Fleer Greats Of The Game series is one of my favorite modern issues’.

This card, from the 2001 set is picture perfect.

Take a look:

Perfect use of color.

Perfect picture of Murray.

Perfect follow-through.

Perfect use of the Orioles logo to add a little flare to the card.

Perfect addition to my Eddie Murray collection!!!

Tony Gwynn 1989 Fleer All-Stars

Tony Gwynn 1989 Fleer All-Stars

You better believe that Tony Gwynn was an All-Star in 1989.

ANd just in case you had any doubts, here is a card that proves it:

When I pour over Gwynn’s stats from the 1989 baseball season, the one that stands out the most to me is:


In 1989, Tony Gwynn had 13 outfield assists.  He also won his third of five Gold Gloves in ’89.

Atta Boy Tony!!!

With Less Than One Month Left In The 2011 Baseball Season, My Fantasy Team Takes A Nice Lead…

With Less Than One Month Left In The 2011 Baseball Season, My Fantasy Team Takes A Nice Lead…

A 3.5 point lead can vanish in a heartbeat when talking about fantasy baseball, but that doesn’t mean that I cannot get excited about the prospect of winning first place in my league!!

And if you look closely at the standings, you will see that I am all but guaranteed a 1st or 2nd place finish!!!

Go Me!!!

Did You Know…

Mike Piazza holds the record for most career home runs by a catcher.  Piazza hit 427 round-trippers over the course of his career and surpassed Johnny Bench who had 389.

In A Matter Of Days, Derek Jeter Will Climb Three Rungs On The All-Time Hits List!!!

In A Matter Of Days, Derek Jeter Will Climb Three Rungs On The All-Time Hits List!!!

If you haven’t been paying attention, Derek Jeter has been on fire since collecting hit number 3,000 of his career during the first weekend of July.

In fact, in less than two months he has gathered up 55 more hits and he now sits at 3,058.

Earlier this week, Jeter passed Rod Carew.  Entering today’s action he was tied with Rickey Henderson.  But after collecting three hits in this afternoon’s 22-9 win over Oakland, Derek is now resting in 21st place with Craig Biggio just 2 hits ahead of him.

It should be just a matter of days before Jeter overtakes Biggio for 20th place.  And with roughly 30+ games left in the 2011 season, he will likely remain in 20th list for the duration of the season.

Next on the list is Dave Winfield who is at 3,110.

The last few months have been a blast ‘Tracking Jeter’ and I look forward to doing the same in 2012 when he could possibly crack the ‘Top 15’.

Go Get ‘Em Derek!!!