Daily Archives: January 12, 2012

Reader James Sends Over Four Dwight Gooden Cards For The Collection!!!

Reader James Sends Over Four Dwight Gooden Cards For The Collection!!!

James, Thank you for the very kind donation.  I will gladly accept them into my Dwight Gooden collection.

But first, let me show them off to the great readers of this blog:

Oh, and by the way, I have a nice stack of Darryl Strawberry cards headed your way!!

Thanks again Buddy!!

My First Time – Lance Parrish – September 5, 1977

My First Time – Lance Parrish – September 5, 1977

The Setting – Tiger Stadium.  Detroit, MI.

From Parrish – ‘The first game I played in was against Baltimore.  I grounded out in my first at-bat, but the next time I lined to center and that was it – O for Two’.

The Boxscore – Orioles win 5-0.  Parrish goes o-for-2 with two walks.

1994 HEADLINE: Steve Carlton Elected To Baseball Hall Of Fame

1994 HEADLINE: Steve Carlton Elected To Baseball Hall Of Fame

Carlton had a dominant 24-season major league baseball career.  His resume boasts some incredibly impressive accomplishments including 4 Cy Young awards, 10-time All-star, 329 career victories, 4,136 strikeouts, 1 Gold Glove award, 1972 National League Triple Crown winner, and member of the 1967 World Series champions.

Carlton was voted into the Hall of Fame on his first ballot.  He captured 436 of 465 votes cast, good for 93.8%.

1988 HEADLINE: Willie Stargell Elected To Baseball Hall Of Fame

1988 HEADLINE: Willie Stargell Elected To Baseball Hall Of Fame

An exceptional ball player, Willie Stargell was dynamic on offense.  He has a lifetime batting average of .282 with 2,232 hits.  His power numbers are solid as he smashed 475 home runs and 423 doubles.  He also scored 1,195 runs during his career while driving in an additional 1,540.

Stargell was a 6-time All-star and he won the MVP Award in 1979 at the age of 39.  Stargell was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1988.  He also helped lead the Pirates to two World Series championships in 1971 & 1979.

Stargell was voted into the Hall of Fame on his first ballot.  He collected 352 of 427 votes cast, good for 82.4%.

1983 HEADLINE: Brooks Robinson & Juan Marichal Elected To Baseball Hall Of Fame

1983 HEADLINE: Brooks Robinson & Juan Marichal Elected To Baseball Hall Of Fame

On this day in 1983, both Brooks Robinson and Marichal were voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Brooks Robinson is known for his glove first, and with 16 consecutive years of Gold Glove level performance it is clear to see why. On offense he has collected 2,848 hits, 268 home runs, 1,357 RBI, 1,232 runs scored, and a lifetime average of .267.  And the Orioles teams he played for did well too.  He is a member of the 1966 and 1970 World Series championship teams.

Juan Marichal is one of the many pitchers that defined the fantastic pitching era of the 1960s and 1970s.  Known for his famous leg-kick, Marichal dazzled while on the mound.  His efforts landed him 243 wins with 52 shutouts to his credit.  Marichal was a 9-time All-Star which says a lot of the respect he had around the league considering that he was fighting for roster spots with Seaver, Carlton, Ryan, Jenkins, and others.

Brooks Robinson was voted into the Hall of Fame on his first ballot.  He captured 344 of 374 votes case, good for 92%.

Juan Marichal was voted into the Hall of Fame on his third ballot.  He captured 313 of 374 votes cast, good for 83.7%.