Daily Archives: July 5, 2014

1975 Topps Set Card 180/660 – #16 – Frank Tanana, Angels

1975 Topps Set Card 180/660 – #16 – Frank Tanana, Angels

Progress: 180/660

Player Name:  Frank Tanana

Team:  California Angels

Position:  Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  21 seasons, 1973-93

Notes From His 1975 Season:   Frank Tanana started 33 games for the Angels in 1975.  He finished the season with a record of 16-9 with 16 complete games and 5 shutouts.  Tanana worked in 257 innings, allowing 211 hits and 80 runs while striking out a league-high 269 batters.  Tanana finished in 4th place for the AL Cy Young Award at the end of the season.

Notes From Career:  Frank Tanana was a 3-time All-Star and contender for the Cy Young Award multiple times during his career.  He has a lifetime record of 240-236 with 143 complete games and 34 shutouts to his credit.  Tanana’s career ERA is 3.66 with 2,773 strikeouts and 1,255 walks allowed in 4,188 innings of play.


1997 HEADLINE: Montreal Expos Retire Andre Dawson’s #10 Jersey

1997 HEADLINE: Montreal Expos Retire Andre Dawson’s #10 Jersey

On this day in 1997, the Montreal Expos retired the #10 jersey of Andre Dawson.

This was the second time in franchise history that the Expos put #10 in their rafters, with the first being for Rusty Staub.

Dawson was a fan favorite during his ten seasons in Montreal.  He was known for his excellent all-around play in which he demonstrated baseball’s ‘Five Tools’ on a nightly basis.

As for the history of the Montreal Expos franchise, Andre Dawson ranks highly in the following categories:

Games played – 4th, 1,443
At Bats – 2nd – 5,628
Hits – 3rd – 1,575
Runs Scored – 2nd – 828
Doubles – 3rd – 295
Home Runs – 2nd – 225
RBI – 2nd – 838
Stolen Bases – 3rd – 253

Atta Boy Hawk!!!

Dawson number 10

1993 HEADLINE: Rickey Henderson Leads Off Each Game Of Double Header With Homers!!

1993 HEADLINE: Rickey Henderson Leads Off Each Game Of Double Header With Homers!!

On this day in 1993, Rickey Henderson and his Oakland A’s teammates battled against the Cleveland Indians in a double-header.

What is so special about that you ask? Double-headers are a normal part of a baseball schedule you say…

Well during this double header, a man by the name of Rickey Henderson led off both of these games with home runs, a feat that had not been accomplished in 60 years. In game #1, Henderson launched a homer off of Paul Abbott. And then just a few short hours later he did it again, this time of off Mark Clark.

Happy Anniversary Rickey Henderson, a true one-of-a-kind player!!!

Happy Birthday Rich ‘Goose’ Gossage!!!

Happy Birthday Rich ‘Goose’ Gossage!!!

The ‘Goose’ turns 63 years old today.

The man known for his famous facial hair has an equally impressive baseball resume. With a career that spanned 22 seasons, Rich ‘Goose’ Gossage put together a Hall of Fame caliber list of accomplishments.

124 Wins, 310 saves, 3.01 ERA, 1,502 strikeouts, a 9-time All-star, 5 Top-6 finishes for the Cy Young Award, and a World Series champion!! Not too shabby, not too shabby at all…

Happy Birthday ‘Goose’!!!