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Did You Know…

In 1933, outfielder Chick Hickey became the first member of the Cincinnati Reds to be selected to play in the MLB All-Star Game.

Chick Hickey

Did You Know…

During the 1995 Major League All-Star Game, Marlins’ outfielder Jeff Conine became just the 10th player to hit a home run in his first All-Star Game at-bat.

Conine

Did You Know…

Hall of Famer, Ralph Kiner was the first player in major league history to connect for home runs in three consecutive All-Star Games.  He accomplished this feat during the 1949, 1950, and 1951 mid-summer classics.

ralph kiner

Did You Know…

The first United States President to attend a major league baseball All-Star game was President Franklin D. Roosevelt who attended the mid-summer classic on July 7, 1937.

Roosevelt

Players & Picks For the All-Star MVP Contest!!!

Players & Picks For the All-Star MVP Contest!!!

Alright Guys, you’ve all made your selections. Now the only thing left to do is sit back and watch the greatest exhibition in sports tonight!

Here is a snapshot of the players in the contest and the All-Stars representing them:

Player Pick
shawn david wright
hackenbush miguel cabrera
the lost collector robinson cano
irondequoit36 chris davis
commishbob manny machado
swirly007 andrew mccutchen
victor dascanio pedro alvarez
jeff freddie freeman
jeff s bryce harper
jared willden david ortiz
mgrlvr brandon phillips
jeff buster posey
john deane adam jones
sanjosefuji yadier molina
connorhoopman adam jones (OUT)
stealing home carlos gonzalez
ag mike trout
pat weber prince fielder
ron churchwell joe mauer
brian c domonic brown
matt wilson allen craig
superduperman99 matt carpenter
daniel wilson paul goldschmidt
tom siegler michael cuddyer
gerad carlos beltran
q mariano rivera
rich justin verlander

Enjoy the game everyone – I will have a post announcing the winner of the contest tomorrow morning!!!

And don’t forget that this is the prize you’re all fighting for:

ASG MVP Contest

See you tomorrow.

Time To Unveil The ‘HR Derby’ Winner!!!

Time To Unveil The ‘HR Derby’ Winner!!!

And the winner of my ‘HR Derby’ contest is – JEFF B!!!

With 25 Home Runs selected, JEFF B came the closest to the total number of home runs hit in the majors on Wednesday which was 26.

Congratulations, JEFF B!!! I will send you an email so I can get your address so I can mail out your cards.

Here is a look at how the scoring broke down:

Game HR Tally
MIN/ATL 5
CIN/NYM 1
LAD/MIL 2
OAK/TEX 2
ARI/COL 1
WAS/SF 1
TAM/TOR 2
DET/CLE 3
CHC/PIT 0
SEA/LAA 0
NYY/BAL 5
PHI/MIA 1
BOS/CHI 1
KC/HOU 1
SLT/SAN 1
  26

And here is a peek out how the players did compared to the final tally:

Player
# Of HRs
justin 12
pat weber 14
matt w 16
q 23
jeff b 25
jared willden 27
john h 27 (out)
madding 28
ethan p 29
ag 30
sanjosefuji 31
rob 32
irondequoit36 33
superduperman99 34
john (cards) 35
tom s 36
victor 43

 

And one last look at the prize:

2013 Heritage Lot

Big thanks to everyone that participated in this contest. The next one is just around the corner… Stay tuned.

Players & Picks For 30-Year Old Cardboard’s “HR Derby”

Players & Picks For 30-Year Old Cardboard’s “HR Derby”

Alright Guys, you’ve all made your selections. Now the only thing left to do is sit back and watch the greatest exhibition in sports tonight!

Here is a snapshot of the players in the contest and the All-Stars representing them:

Player # Of HRs
justin 12
pat weber 14
matt w 16
q 23
jeff b 25
jared willden 27
john h 27 (out)
madding 28
ethan p 29
ag 30
sanjosefuji 31
rob 32
irondequoit36 33
superduperman99 34
john (cards) 35
tom s 36
victor 43

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Enjoy the game everyone – I will have a post announcing the winner of the contest tomorrow morning!!!

And don’t forget that this is the prize you’re all fighting for:

2013 Heritage Lot

See you tomorrow.