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Happy Anniversary Andre Dawson!!!

Happy Anniversary Andre Dawson!!!

On this day in 1990, Andre Dawson became just the second player in major league baseball history to achieve 2,000 hits, 30o home runs, and 300 steals.

The first player to be in that group??   None other than Hall of Famer, Willie Mays!!

Not bad company.  Not bad company at all!!!

Congratulations ‘Hawk’!!!!

Dawson CC

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‘Same Card, Different Paths’ – Card #40

‘Same Card, Different Paths’ – Card #40

1966 Topps – Card #424 – AKA – ‘The Lee May Rookie Card’

Lee May – May, a 3-time All-star and perennial MVP contender played 18 years in the big leagues.  Splitting time between the Reds, Astros, Orioles, and Royals, May put up solid numbers for every team he played for.  A career .267 hitter, May collected 2,031 career hits with 340 doubles and 354 home runs.  He also scored 959 runs during his playing days while driving in an additional 1,244.  May played in both the 1970 and 1979 World Series, but did not come away a winner in either match-up.

Darrell Osteen – Osteen has a brief 3-year career with the Reds from 1965-67.  Appearing in just 26 contests with the team, Osteen was 0-4 with 3 saves.  Osteen was traded to the Oakland A’s during the offseason of 1967 and made a relatively short comeback with the A’s during the 1970 campaign before calling it quits.

Happy Anniversary Andre Dawson!!!

On this day in 1990, Andre Dawson became just the second player in major league baseball history to achieve 2,000 hits, 30o home runs, and 300 steals.

The first player to be in that group??   None other than Hall of Famer, Willie Mays!!

Not bad company.  Not bad company at all!!!

Congratulations ‘Hawk’!!!! 

Dawson CC

1983 Topps Super Veteran – Lee May

1983 Topps Super , Veteran – Lee May

A solid ballplayer that never really got his due, Lee May played the game for 18 seasons.  Never quite a superstar, most likely due to playing in cities like Cincinnati, Houston, Baltimore, and Kansas City, May did finish his career with a nice resume.

2,000+ hits – Yes.  350+ home runs – Yes.  900+ runs scored – Yes.  1,200+ RBI – Yes.  4 Top-20 finishes for MVP – Yes.  3-time All-star – Yes. 

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