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Happy Birthday Johnny Damon!!!

Happy Birthday Johnny Damon!!!

Johnny Damon turns 41 years old today.

While Johnny Damon is not named with the sport’s greatest players, he has certainly put himself into the category of ‘Winner’.  And some of the sport’s biggest stars cannot make that claim.

Relatively unknown until he joined the Red Sox, Damon was a quiet player that toiled around in both Kansas City and Oakland for the first 7 years of his career.  During that time, her perfected his craft as a solid hitter with a knack for collecting doubles and stolen bases.

When Damon arrived in Boston in 2002, his ability on the field as well as personality shined and he soon became a fan favorite.  Damon helped the Sox win the World Series title in 2004 and his new-found fame garnered him 2 All-Star team selections and MVP consideration.

Damon moved on to the Yankees in 2006, and again he helped them reach the pinnacle of the sport in 2009 as the Yankees collected another World Series title.

Johnny Damon has proven to be a very skilled baseball player.  His consistency on offense is remarkable, and his time in the major leagues has been relatively injury free – a true credit to a player that played as hard as he did!

Here’s to Johnny Damon!!  Happy Birthday!!!

Happy Birthday Johnny Damon!!!

Happy Birthday Johnny Damon!!!

Johnny Damon turns 40 years old today.

While Johnny Damon is not named with the sport’s greatest players, he has certainly put himself into the category of ‘Winner’.  And some of the sport’s biggest stars cannot make that claim.

Relatively unknown until he joined the Red Sox, Damon was a quiet player that toiled around in both Kansas City and Oakland for the first 7 years of his career.  During that time, her perfected his craft as a solid hitter with a knack for collecting doubles and stolen bases.

When Damon arrived in Boston in 2002, his ability on the field as well as personality shined and he soon became a fan favorite.  Damon helped the Sox win the World Series title in 2004 and his new-found fame garnered him 2 All-Star team selections and MVP consideration.

Damon moved on to the Yankees in 2006, and again he helped them reach the pinnacle of the sport in 2009 as the Yankees collected another World Series title.

Johnny Damon has proven to be a very skilled baseball player.  His consistency on offense is remarkable, and his time in the major leagues has been relatively injury free – a true credit to a player that plays as hard as he does!!!

Here’s to Johnny Damon!!  Happy Birthday!!!

Did You Know…

In 2000, the Kansas City Royals had two teammates on the team that each had 200-hit seasons: Johnny Damon and Mike Sweeney.  It was the first time in franchise history that a pair of teammates reached that milestone in the same season.

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Happy Birthday Johnny Damon!!!

Happy Birthday Johnny Damon!!!

Johnny Damon turns 39 years old today.

While Johnny Damon is not named with the sport’s greatest players, he has certainly put himself into the category of ‘Winner’.  And some of the sport’s biggest stars cannot make that claim.

Relatively unknown until he joined the Red Sox, Damon was a quiet player that toiled around in both Kansas City and Oakland for the first 7 years of his career.  During that time, her perfected his craft as a solid hitter with a knack for collecting doubles and stolen bases.

When Damon arrived in Boston in 2002, his ability on the field as well as personality shined and he soon became a fan favorite.  Damon helped the Sox win the World Series title in 2004 and his new-found fame garnered him 2 All-Star team selections and MVP consideration.

Damon moved on to the Yankees in 2006, and again he helped them reach the pinnacle of the sport in 2009 as the Yankees collected another World Series title.

Johnny Damon has proven to be a very skilled baseball player.  His consistency on offense is remarkable, and his time in the major leagues has been relatively injury free – a true credit to a player that plays as hard as he does!!!

Here’s to Johnny Damon!!  Happy Birthday!!!

Happy Birthday Johnny Damon!!!

Happy Birthday Johnny Damon!!!

Johnny Damon turns 38 years old today.

While Johnny Damon is not named with the sport’s greatest players, he has certainly put himself into the category of ‘Winner’.  And some of the sport’s biggest stars cannot make that claim.

Relatively unknown until he joined the Red Sox, Damon was a quiet player that toiled around in both Kansas City and Oakland for the first 7 years of his career.  During that time, her perfected his craft as a solid hitter with a knack for collecting doubles and stolen bases.

When Damon arrived in Boston in 2002, his ability on the field as well as personality shined and he soon became a fan favorite.  Damon helped the Sox win the World Series title in 2004 and his new-found fame garnered him 2 All-Star team selections and MVP consideration.

Damon moved on to the Yankees in 2006, and again he helped them reach the pinnacle of the sport in 2009 as the Yankees collected another World Series title.

Johnny Damon has proven to be a very skilled baseball player.  His consistency on offense is remarkable, and his time in the major leagues has been relatively injury free – a true credit to a player that plays as hard as he does!!!

Here’s to Johnny Damon!!  Happy Birthday!!!

Johnny Damon Makes Baseball History; Joins Exclusive 200/400 Club!!!

Johnny Damon Makes Baseball History; Joins Exclusive 200/400 Club!!!

By Jeff Seidel / MLB.com 

BALTIMORE — Johnny Damon’s second-inning steal in Tuesday’s 4-2 loss to the Orioles put the Rays veteran in some elite company.

Damon became just the ninth player in Major League history to accumulate 200 homers and 400 stolen bases. The others are Barry and Bobby Bonds, Joe Morgan, Craig Biggio, Roberto Alomar, Rickey Henderson, Marquis Grissom and Paul Molitor.

As if that wasn’t enough, Damon became just the second with 100 triples, 200 homers and 400 steals. Molitor, a Hall of Famer, is the only other player to reach all three milestones.

“That’s pretty impressive company,” said Rays manager Joe Maddon.

Damon went 1-for-4 in the loss. His stolen base set up a scoring threat in the second inning, but he was stranded. The Rays’ loss dropped them four games behind the Red Sox in the American League Wild Card standings.

“I just wish we could’ve won this one,” Damon said. “I think that’s a pretty good milestone. It’s some pretty good company.”

’30-YOC Top Ten Lists’ – ‘Top Ten Current Players On My Signed Baseball Want List’

’30-YOC Top Ten Lists’ – ‘Top Ten Current Players On My Signed Baseball Want List’

OK, let’s get right down to it.

I’ve shown you the legends that I would like to add to my collection.

And I have shown you the guys that will soon be calling Cooperstown home that I would like to add to my collection.

So, now it is time for me to show you the “Top Ten” players in the game today that I would like to add to my collection.

And away we go….

Honorable Mention:  Jim Thome, Hanley Ramirez, Adam Dunn, Johnny Damon, and Josh Beckett.

And now onto the “Top Ten”.

10 – Ryan Braun

9 – Mariano Rivera

8 – Pudge Rodriguez

7 – Ichiro

6 – Chipper Jones

5 – Alex Rodriguez

4 – Albert Pujols

3 – Derek Jeter

2 – Tim Lincecum

1 – Roy Halladay

And there you have.  Sure to spark a little controversy but that is fine by me; after all it is my list.  🙂

Stay tuned next week as a I have a list that offers up a detour as it relates to this baseball blog.  It will be fun nonetheless…

Thanks for reading!!

My First Time – Johnny Damon – August 12, 1995

My First Time – Johnny Damon – August 12, 1995

The setting – Kauffman Stadium.  Kansas City, MO.

From Damon – “I went three-for-five off Salomon Torres and some other dude.  I had a triple into the right-field corner.  We won, I know that.  The Royals had just gotten rid of Vince Coleman and made a bunch of other moves.”

The Boxscore – Royals 7, Mariners 2.  Damon goes 3-for-5, with 2 singles and a triple.  He collected 1 RBI and scored a run too.

Happy Birthday Johnny Damon!!!

Happy Birthday Johnny Damon!!!

Johnny Damon turns 37 years old today.

While Johnny Damon is not named with the sport’s greatest players, he has certainly put himself into the category of ‘Winner’.  And some of the sport’s biggest stars cannot make that claim.

Relatively unknown until he joined the Red Sox, Damon was a quiet player that toiled around in both Kansas City and Oakland for the first 7 years of his career.  During that time, her perfected his craft as a solid hitter with a knack for collecting doubles and stolen bases.

When Damon arrived in Boston in 2002, his ability on the field as well as personality shined and he soon became a fan favorite.  Damon helped the Sox win the World Series title in 2004 and his new-found fame garnered him 2 All-Star team selections and MVP consideration.

Damon moved on to the Yankees in 2006, and again he helped them reach the pinnacle of the sport in 2009 as the Yankees collected another World Series title.

Johnny Damon has proven to be a very skilled baseball player.  His consistency on offense is remarkable, and his time in the major leagues has been relatively injury free – a true credit to a player that plays as hard as he does!!!

Here’s to Johnny Damon!!  Happy Birthday!!!

FINAL EDITION – Milestones To Look Forward To During The 2010 Major League Baseball Season

FINAL EDITION – Milestones To Look Forward To During The 2010 Major League Baseball Season

The 2010 baseball season is now over, and there were some incredible highs and so terrible lows during the year.  But, the memories etched in our memories during the last 162 games will last for a lifetime!

This is the final post of this series.  We will look back at the possible achievements that I thought would be the biggest stories of the season and see which ones were obtained and which ones will never happen.

For the Final Edition, all of my comments will be in Red.

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With the start of the 2010 major league baseball season just 1 week away, I thought it would be fun to look ahead and see what possible baseball milestones we may witness over the course of the season.

And while 2010 won’t produce any new members of the ‘500 HR Club’ or ‘3,000 Hits Club’ or ‘300 Wins Club’, it will certainly be memorable.  And these guys will have something to do with it.

Away we go:

Will Alex Rodriguez collect 30 home runs and 100 RBI for a 14th season??

He did it again – for 14 years.  With 30 homers and 125 RBI, A-Rod put himself in very rare company!!!

Can Ichiro amass 200 hits for the 10th straight year??

Oh, yeah!!!  214 hits gives Ichiro 10 straight years of 200 or more hits!!!

Will Dan Uggla smack 25 or more home runs adding to his record for second basemen??

You bet he will – 32 home runs to be exact.  And he also collected over 100 RBI for the first time in his career too…

When will Alex Rodriguez hit his 17th homer of the season putting him in the ‘600 HR Club’?

A-Rod will start the 2011 baseball season with 613 career dingers.  #700 should come some time during the 2014 season.  But who’s counting???

How soon will Johnny Damon collect 75 hits and enter the ‘2,500 Hits Club’?

Hardly a challenge, Damon tallied 146 hits on the year giving him 2,571.  3,000 is three years away – can he do it??

How fast will Chipper Jones tally 94 hits and join the ‘2,500 Hits Club’?

Chipper only played in 95 games in 2010 – and fell 10 hits short of the mark.  I’d love to see him come back and go after it in 2011.

Will Ken Griffey Jr. hit 30 home runs and tie Willie Mays with 660?

Griffey retired after playing in just 33 games.  He did not hit a home run this season – he retired with 630 career bombs.

Can Andruw Jones regain his home run swing and join the ‘400 HR Club’ by connecting for 12 dingers?

Jones reached #400 prior to the All-Star break.. He ended the year with 407.  I wonder if 500 is a possibility for the 33-year old…

How fast will Trevor Hoffman amass 9 saves and become the first member of the ‘600 Saves Club’?

Hoffman appeared in 50 games and recorded just 10 saves.  But he did capture #600.  We’ll see how many more he can snag before calling it a career.

The 2010 baseball season was full of fun and drama.  I hope you will agree that we saw some fantastic, and some horrible too, baseball.

I cannot wait to see what 2011 has in store for us!!!