Daily Archives: August 27, 2011

Private Signing With The Fergie Jenkins Foundation – 8 Former MLBers In Attendance!!!

Private Signing With The Fergie Jenkins Foundation – 8 Former MLBers In Attendance!!!

The headline says it all.  And here are the details:

Jenkins Foundation, Inc. September Event Mail Order

22nd, Niagara Falls, ON

Please Mail Items & Payment (Checks
payable to the The Fergie Jenkins Foundation) to:

Fergie Jenkins Foundation

PO Box 664

Lewiston, NY 14092

*Please include SASE for return shipping

Ferguson Jenkins
Cubs, Hall of Fame 1991
1971 NL Cy
Cards – $20
– $25
– $50
Dave Stewart
Oakland A’s, Toronto Blue Jays
89’ WS MVP, 89’ & 93’ WS
Cards – $20
Balls/Flats – $25
Bats/Jerseys – $50
Jesse Barfield
Toronto Blue Jays, NY Yankees
1986 MLB HR Champ, AL GG, AL
Cards – $10
Balls/Flats – $20
Bats/Jerseys – $40
Willie Wilson
Kansas City Royals
85’ WS Champ, 80’ GG & SS
Cards – $10
Balls/Flats – $20
Bats/Jerseys – $40
Duane Ward
Toronto Blue Jays
92’ & 93 WS Champ, 93’ AS
Cards – $10
Balls/Flats – $20
Bats/Jerseys – $40
Kelly Gruber
Toronto Blue
1992 WS
Champ, 1990 AS, GG, SS
Cards – $10
Balls/Flats –
– $40
Tony Fernandez
Toronto Blue
93’ WS Champ,
5xAS, 4xGG
Cards – $20
Balls/Flats –
– $50
Mike Timlin
Toronto Blue
Jays, Boston Red Sox
4x WS Champ,
92’, 93’, 04’, 07’
Cards – $10
– $20
– $40
Meadowlark Lemon
Hall of Fame 2003
Cards – $20
(all sizes) – $40
– $75
Bobby Bell
Kansas City
Pro Football
Hall of Fame 1983
Cards – $20
Flats – $25
– $50
Pierre Pilote
Chicago Blackhawks
Hockey Hall of Fame 1975
Cards – $20
Pucks/Flats – $25
Jerseys/Sticks – $50
Johnny Rodgers
College Football Hall of Fame
1972 Heisman Trophy Winner
Cards – $15
Flats – $20
Mini’s/Footballs/Jerseys –

Andre Dawson 1984 Topps All-Star – Tiffany!

Andre Dawson 1984 Topps All-Star – Tiffany!

Another shiny Tiffany card of ‘The Hawk’ for your viewing pleasure….

This one from the 1984 Topps set:


Jim Palmer 2004 Upper Deck Legends – Timeless Teams 1970

Jim Palmer 2004 Upper Deck Legends – Timeless Teams 1970

The baseball fan with a love for the history of the game will tell you that the Baltimore Orioles of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s were a very solid ball club.

A team that featured strong offensive and defensive players, the team was driven by talent that was able to dominate the game from the plate or the field.

But when it came to the mound, there was one guy on that 1970 team that stood out among his teammates – Jim Palmer.  As good as there was during the decade of the 70’s, Palmer led the charge for the O’s by starting two games and capturing one win.

The Orioles went on to win the World Series in 1970 – 4 games to 1 over Cincinnati.

Kirby Puckett 1987 Topps All-Star

Kirby Puckett 1987 Topps All-Star

Gotta love the cards that celebrate the All-Stars!  And Kirby Puckett was definitely one of my favorite All-Stars.

What did he do to earn a spot on the 1987 American League roster?

Let’s take a closer look at his numbers from that season – 207 hits (league leader), .332 batting average, 32 doubles, 28 home runs, 96 runs scored, 99 RBI, and 12 stolen bases.

And to top it all off, Kirby also claimed a Silver Slugger and Gold Glove award in ’87.  His solid campaign led to his third place finish for the league’s MVP Award.

Happy Anniversary Joe Morgan!!!

Happy Anniversary Joe Morgan!!!

On this day in 1978, Joe Morgan of the Cincinnati Reds hit the 200th home run of his incredible baseball career.

And while the 200-HR plateau had been accomplished by hundreds of players prior to Morgan, he was the first to accomplish that feat with 500 stolen bases to his credit as well.

Displaying an all-around offensive arsenal, Morgan was a rare player that could beat his opposition with his speed and ability to hit for power and average.

Only three players have accomplished the same feat since – Rickey Henderson, Paul Molitor, and Barry Bonds.  But Morgan was the first, and he set the trend!!

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary to Joe Morgan!!!

Dodgers Player Matt Kemp Join The ’30-30 Club’

Dodgers Player Matt Kemp Join The ’30-30 Club’

By AJ Cassavell / MLB.com

LOS ANGELES — Matt Kemp crushed a long home run to center field in the bottom of the seventh inning of Friday’s 6-1 win over the Rockies, making him just the second Dodger to reach 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases, and the fastest to do so.

Kemp joins Raul Mondesi, who accomplished the feat in  1997 and ’99. He did so on a 3-1 pitch off lefty reliever Matt Reynolds.

As Dodger Stadium fans chanted “MVP,” Kemp took three pitches and fouled one off before he crushed the fastball 427 feet to straightaway center field.

“I’ve always thought I could do it,” Kemp said. “I can run. I can put a little bit of power in it. I just had to put it all together at the same time. It’s pretty special.”

On the season, Kemp is hitting .323 with 98 RBIs to go along with his 30 homers and 33 steals. He is in the top four in the league in all three categories.

“I’m just happy I got to do it here in L.A.,” Kemp said after the game. “The fans have always supported me. We still got a long way to go.”

No Dodger has ever reached the 40-40 club, and when Kemp was asked about the mark, he responded, “Maybe one day.”

Manager Don Mattingly praised Kemp both before and after the game, specifically noting how much Kemp’s leadership role has meant to the team.

“It’s been a tremendous season for him in all areas of his game — leadership and the whole thing,” Mattingly said. “It’s been a joy really to have Matt playing this way, and his leadership in the dugout. The presence he brings, but not only that, this guy gets ready to play every day and plays hard every day.”

The last Major Leaguer to reach the 30-30 club was Texas second baseman Ian Kinsler, in 2009.


St. Louis Cardinal Honor Willie McGee On Friday Night

St. Louis Cardinal Honor Willie McGee On Friday Night

By Matthew Leach / MLB.com

ST. LOUIS — The man who is at least arguably the most popular Cardinals player of the past 30 years made a special appearance at Busch Stadium on Friday. It was Willie McGee bobblehead night, and the beloved former Redbirds outfielder showed up for his night.

McGee was joined on the field by former teammates Ozzie Smith and Vince Coleman, and he threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Before that, he took a ride around the warning track in a pickup truck, soaking in the adulation from a crowd filled with plenty of people wearing his No. 51 on their backs.

Now 52 years old, McGee played for the Cardinals from 1982-90 and again from 1996-99. He was a four-time All-Star, a three-time Gold Glover and the 1985 National League Most Valuable Player.