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Did You Know…

Babe Ruth holds the record for the most extra-base hits in a single season with 119.  In 1921, Ruth connected for 44 doubles, 16 triples, and 59 home runs.

Did You Know…

Babe Ruth wore No. 3 because he was batting third in the Yankee lineup when the team decided to add numbers to its uniforms in 1929.  Lou Gehrig, who batted behind him, drew No. 4.

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*factoid courtesy of ‘Armchair Reader – Grand Slam Baseball’

Celebrity First Pitch – Rickey Henderson

As part of ‘Rickey Henderson Weekend’ last week in Oakland, the A’s gave the newest member of the Hall of Fame the chance to throw out the game’s ceremonial first pitch.

Of course Rickey obliged and as usual he thrilled the crowd that was watching!!!

Pictures From Rickey Henderson’s Jersey Retirement Ceremony!!!

What a great day for Rickey Henderson, the Oakland Athletics, and the fans!!!

Last night Rickey’s #24 was retired by the A’s and Rickey has once again joined some pretty elite company in the baseball world.

Here are a few pictures from the ceremony:

Rickey holding a trophy presented by Jason Giambi

Rickey holding a trophy presented by Jason Giambi

A golden base.  Fitting for the game's greatest runner!

A golden base. Fitting for the game's greatest runner!

"I am the Greatest" - Take 2

"I am the Greatest" - Take 2

Rickey throwing out the first pitch.  Yes, I want video!!!

Rickey throwing out the first pitch. Yes, I want video!!!

President Henderson blowing kisses to the crowd...

President Henderson blowing kisses to the crowd...

The setting.

The setting.

The perfect way to remember 'The Man'!!!

The perfect way to remember 'The Man'!!!

Rickey, his base, and his jersey = Baseball Perfection

Rickey, his base, and his jersey = Baseball Perfection

 

 Congratulations Rickey!!!  Another wonderful way for us to honor your commitment and excellence in the the game!!!

Rickey Henderson Gets His Jersey Retired Today!!!

It has been a hell of a week for Mr. Henderson.  From Hall of Fame enshrinement in Cooperstown last weekend to Oakland for the retirement of his #24 A’s jersey later tonight.

All of these honors are fitting for one of the most decorated and talented players to suit up for a major league baseball club in the last fifty years.

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A true original that will never be outmatched, Rickey Henderson absolutely deserves this honor!!!  I will be sure to post pictures from the big event as soon as they are available.

Congratulations Rickey!!!

Dawson’s Jersey Deserves To Be Hanging Somewhere!!!

Prior to shutting down their operations and moving to Washington DC to be renamed the Washington Nationals, the Montreal Expos had retired Andre Dawson’s #10 jersey.  A special honor held for baseball’s elite players, this gesture by the team showed just how much Dawson meant to the team over the course of his 11 seasons North of the border.

While this was a very special acknowledgement, the lasting impact of it faded quickly.  When the Expos became the Nationals back in 2005 they put the three retired Expos numbers right back into the available list of numbers that a player could select. 

Overnight, the tributes to the three greatest Expos players of All-time vanished – no more tributes to Andre Dawson or Gary Carter or Tim Raines.  What a terrible way to erase the impact these three players had on that franchise.

While Dawson’s greatest single season came as a member of the Chicago Cubs, he had his greatest successes while playing in Montreal.  And although I would personally love to see it, I doubt that Andre’s 6 years in Chicago or 2 years in Boston or 2 years in Florida are enough to get his number retired by any of those teams.

This whole thing is a shame, and it’s terrible that what ‘The Hawk’ did for the Expos has basically been erased.

If my Home Owner’s Association was not so strict I would paint a huge white circle on the side of my house and add a ’10’ smack-dab in the middle!!!! 

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Happy Anniversary George Herman Ruth!!!

On this day in 1948, the New York Yankees retired Babe Ruth’s #3. 

Arguably the most famous baseball player in the history of the game, Ruth reached legendary status while he was in the prime of his career.  His ability to captivate and grow his fan base has never been equalled by any athlete in major league baseball.

This is just one of the many accolades Ruth added to one of  the most impressive resumes in all of sports, and it certainly is a testament to the impact he left on the game and on the Yankees organization.

Congratulations to ‘The Bambino’!!!

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