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:
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
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!!!
Posted in Chicago Cubs, Fergie Jenkins Collection
Tagged cy young, cy young award, donruss, Fergie Jenkins, Fergie Jenkins Collection, fleer, Hall Of Fame, HOF, philadelphia phillies, phillies, pitcher, rangers, rookie, rookie card, texas rangers
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 use of the Orioles logo to add a little flare to the card.
Perfect addition to my Eddie Murray collection!!!
Posted in Eddie Murray Collection
Tagged 3000 hits, 3000 hits club, 500 home runs, 500 HR club, 500 hrs, all-star, baltimore orioles, baseball, baseball cards, baseball history, baseball milestones, eddie murray, Hall Of Fame, HOF, mickey mantle, orioles, RBI leader, switch hitter
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!!!
Posted in Tony Gwynn Collection
Tagged 3000 hits, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, batting champion, batting title, gold glove, Hall Of Fame, HOF, padres, rookie, rookie card, rookie year, san diego padres, silver slugger, tony gwynn
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!!!
Posted in Fantasy Baseball
Tagged 2011 fantasy baseball, 30-year old cardboard, baseball, baseball cards, chris coghlan, fantasy baseball, first place, gaby sanchez, ichiro suzuki, jacoby elssbury, logan morrison, mark teixiera, mike stanton, team apple
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.
Posted in Did You Know....
Tagged all-star, basbeall trivia, baseball, baseball cards, baseball legend, catcher, Did You Know...., dodgers, Florida/Miami Marlins, Hall Of Fame, HOF, Johnny Bench, los angeles dodgers, Marlins, memorabilia, Mets, mike piazza, most home runs by a catcher, New york mets, Rookie of the Year, ROY, silver slugger, sports trivia
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!!!
Posted in Random Baseball Thoughts
Tagged 1996 world series, 3000 hits, 3000 hits club, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, captain, craig biggio, dave winfield, derek jeter, derek jeter 3000, derek jeter news, mr. november, New York, new york yankees, rickey henderson, rod carew, Rookie of the Year, ROY, shortstop, world series, yankees