Daily Archives: July 17, 2014

1975 Topps Set Card 193/660 – #368 – Vic Albury, Twins

1975 Topps Set Card 193/660 – #368 – Vic Albury, Twins

Progress: 193/660

Player Name:  Vic Albury

Team:  Minnesota Twins

Position:   Pitcher

Image Style:  Posed Portrait

Years In The Major Leagues:  4 seasons, 1973-76

Notes From His 1975 Season:  Vic Albury pitched i 32 games for the Twins in 1975.  He amassed a record of 6-7 with an ERA of 4.53.  He worked in 135 innings, striking out 72 batters and walking 97.  In those 135 innings, Albury allowed 115 hits while giving up 82 runs.

Notes From Career:  Vic Albury played in the major leagues for four seasons.  He has a career record of 18-17 with a lifetime ERA of 4.11  Albury struck out 193 batters in 372 innings of work while walking 220.

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Did You Know…

Two first basemen in Boston Red Sox history have won the American League MVP Award.  Jimmie Foxx did it in 1938, and then 57 seasons later Mo Vaughn accomplished the feat.

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1974 Headline – “Welcome To The 3,000 K’s Club, Mr. Gibson”

1974 Headline – “Welcome To The 3,000 K’s Club, Mr. Gibson”

On this day in 1974, Bob Gibson of the St. Louis Cardinals became just the second pitcher in major league history to record 3,000 strikeouts in his career.

Joining Walter Johnson, Gibson reached this milestone 51 years after Johnson was the first pitcher to claim 3,000.

Gibson’s 3,000th victim was Cesar Geronimo of the Cincinnati Reds.

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary Mr. Gibson!!!

1941 Headline: DiMaggio’s Streak Ends At 56 Games!!!

1941 Headline: DiMaggio’s Streak Ends At 56 Games!!!

On this day in 1941, Joe DiMaggio’s incredible streak of collecting at least 1 hit in 56 consecutive games came to an end.

The last twenty-five years have seen some of baseball’s most historic records fall. From Pete Rose eclipsing Ty Cobb to Mark McGwire topping Roger Maris to Cal Ripken passing Lou Gehrig to Barry Bonds out-blasting Hank Aaron.

And to this day, 73 years later, nobody has really come close to threatening Joe DiMaggio and his incredible streak of collecting at least one hit in 56 straight games!

Happy Anniversary Mr. DiMaggio!!!

Bryce Harper 2014 Topps Series 2 – Highlights: Youngest With 2 Opening Day HR’s – Base

Bryce Harper 2014 Topps Series 2 – Highlights: Youngest With 2 Opening Day HR’s – Base

I was finally able to grab the Bryce Harper base card from the 2014 Topps Series 2 set.

And I am liking what I have scored.

The card is actually a checklist, and it highlights Harper being the youngest player in major league history to connect for 2 home runs on Opening Day.

Have a peek:

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The event occurred on Opening Day in 2013.  And I remember it all to well, as it happened against my Marlins.  As excited as I wast to listen to the event unfold on the radio, I wish it did not happen against ‘my team’.

I love it when a card conjures up memories – the good ones and the not-so-good…