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Happy Birthday Robin Yount!!!

Happy Birthday Robin Yount!!!

Robin Yount turns 59 years old today.

Everything Robin Yount did, he did exceptionally well.  A hitter for power, a hitter for average, a base runner, you name it and he did it very well.  Yount was an offensive machine for 20 years as a member of the Milwaukee Brewers.  In 20 big league seasons, Yount finished his career with 3,142 hits.  With those hits came 251 home runs and 271 stolen bases.  And if you add to that his 1,406 RBI and 1,632 runs scored you’ve got a potent mixture that creates the perfect offensive threat.

A 2-time MVP winner with 5 more Top 18 finises, Yount was widely accepted as one of baseball’s best players for 2 decades.  Yount is a 3-time All-star and a Gold Glove winner as well.  Yount reached the World Series in 1982 and lost to the Cardinals in 7 games.  In that series, Yount hit an amazing .414 as he collected 12 hits with 6 RBI.

Happy Birthday Mr. Yount!!!

1992 HEADLINE: Robin Yount Joins The ‘3,000 Hits Club’

1992 HEADLINE: Robin Yount Joins The ‘3,000 Hits Club’

On this day back in 1992, Robin Yount collected hit number 3,000 of your career – a true testament to his talent and dedication to the game of baseball.

At home, and in front of 47,000+ Brewers fans, Yount took center stage as he entered the game with 2,999 career hits.  All of the fans in attendance were there to witness baseball history and it would not take too long for that to occur.  In the bottom of the 7th inning, Yount hit a single off of Indians pitcher Jose Mesa as he collected hit #3,000.

What is also extremely impressive about this feat is that Robin Yount routinely had 150+ hits per season.  He was a skilled and patient hitter and never struck out more than 94 times in a single year!!

Congratulations Mr. Yount!!!

Baseball Card Show Purchase #4 – Lot Of (2) 2012 Panini ‘High Praise’ Cards

Baseball Card Show Purchase #4 – Lot Of (2) 2012 Panini ‘High Praise’ Cards

I was able to find a few cards in a dime box that will help push me into a few more subsets when I am done building the ones that I am currently working on.

The first lot is from the 2012 Panini ‘High Praise’ set and I was able to snag two cards – Robin Yount & Whitey Ford.

Have a look:

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These cards are super-nice, and I really like the layout of the card with the horizontal design.

This subset has been on my list to collect since it was introduced in 2012.

Consider this an unofficial step #1 towards that goal.

Happy Birthday Robin Yount!!!

Happy Birthday Robin Yount!!!

Robin Yount turns 58 years old today.

Everything Robin Yount did, he did exceptionally well.  A hitter for power, a hitter for average, a base runner, you name it and he did it very well.  Yount was an offensive machine for 20 years as a member of the Milwaukee Brewers.  In 20 big league seasons, Yount finished his career with 3,142 hits.  With those hits came 251 home runs and 271 stolen bases.  And if you add to that his 1,406 RBI and 1,632 runs scored you’ve got a potent mixture that creates the perfect offensive threat.

A 2-time MVP winner with 5 more Top 18 finises, Yount was widely accepted as one of baseball’s best players for 2 decades.  Yount is a 3-time All-star and a Gold Glove winner as well.  Yount reached the World Series in 1982 and lost to the Cardinals in 7 games.  In that series, Yount hit an amazing .414 as he collected 12 hits with 6 RBI.

Happy Birthday Mr. Yount!!!

1992 HEADLINE: Robin Yount Joins The ‘3,000 Hits Club’

1992 HEADLINE: Robin Yount Joins The ‘3,000 Hits Club’

On this day back in 1992, Robin Yount collected hit number 3,000 of your career – a true testament to his talent and dedication to the game of baseball.

At home, and in front of 47,000+ Brewers fans, Yount took center stage as he entered the game with 2,999 career hits.  All of the fans in attendance were there to witness baseball history and it would not take too long for that to occur.  In the bottom of the 7th inning, Yount hit a single off of Indians pitcher Jose Mesa as he collected hit #3,000.

What is also extremely impressive about this feat is that Robin Yount routinely had 150+ hits per season.  He was a skilled and patient hitter and never struck out more than 94 times in a single year!!

Congratulations Mr. Yount!!!

‘Hall Of Fame Debate’ – Robin Yount VS Paul Molitor

‘Hall Of Fame Debate’ – Robin Yount VS Paul Molitor

This will be the first time that I put two guys ‘into the cage’ that were teammates for the better part of their careers.

But you know what, the debate between Paul Molitor and Robin Yount is a solid one!!  Very solid…

Here is a side-by-side look at their numbers:

Robin Yount Paul Molitor
Seasons 20 21
Games 2856 2683
Hits 3142 3319
200 Hit Seasons 1 4
150-199 Hit Seasons 10 9
Batting Average 0.285 0.306
.300 Seasons 6 12
Batting Titles 0 0
On-Base % 0.342 0.369
Doubles 583 605
Home Runs 251 234
Stolen Bases 271 504
Runs Scored 1632 1782
RBI 1406 1307
100-RBI Seasons 3 2
All-Star 3 7
Gold Glove 1 0
Silver Slugger 3 4
ROY 0 0
MVP 2 0
Postseasons 2 3
WS Titles 0 1

My major takeaways from the resumes:

  • Molitor has roughly 170 more hits than Yount, and he did that in roughly 170 less games
  • Molitor wins the 200-hit race 4 to 1
  • Yount’s career BA of .285 is much lower than what I expected
  • Molitor having 2X as many .300 seasons
  • On-base %, doubles, and home runs are very close
  • RBI and runs scored are very close
  • Robin Yount was only a 3X All-Star???

Wow, this looks very one-sided, doesn’t it??  Hell, if it was not for Yount’s 2 MVP titles, I am not sure that there is even a debate.  Let me first say that I am shocked that Robin Yount was only an All-Star three times during his career – like Fergie Jenkins (which also seems to be a crime).  Also, I am very surprised that Yount is just a career .285 hitter – not sure why I thought he was closer to .310-.315…

Anyways, we all know what the MVP Award means and how important that is on an elite player’s resume.  Robin Yount hauled in two of those awards, while Molitor was hardly ever a consideration (2nd place to a Unanimous Frank Thomas in 1993).

After laying all of their numbers out in front of me, and really trying to examine which player was better, everything points to me selecting Paul Molitor.  But, I am getting hung up on the MVP voting – he was barely recognized as a great player during his career and Yount was tagged with the MVP title on two occasions.  Still, Molitor’s numbers are better in almost every category.  And for me, Molitor also has that ‘Shining Moment’ from the 1993 World Series when he put the Blue Jays on his back and won the MVP Award in front of a national audience.

Taking it all into consideration, I am going with Paul Molitor.  He gets my vote.  The numbers, while close in many important offensive categories, favor him.  And that ’93 World Series is one that I still recall vividly 20 years later.  No disrespect meant to Yount, but I don’t have a single, precise play or game in which I go to when I recall watching his career.  With Molitor, I do!!

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What do you think?  Who would you pick?  Let’s go!!!

Happy Birthday Robin Yount!!!

Happy Birthday Robin Yount!!!

Robin Yount turns 57 years old today.

Everything Robin Yount did, he did exceptionally well.  A hitter for power, a hitter for average, a base runner, you name it and he did it very well.  Yount was an offensive machine for 20 years as a member of the Milwaukee Brewers.  In 20 big league seasons, Yount finished his career with 3,142 hits.  With those hits came 251 home runs and 271 stolen bases.  And if you add to that his 1,406 RBI and 1,632 runs scored you’ve got a potent mixture that creates the perfect offensive threat.

A 2-time MVP winner with 5 more Top 18 finises, Yount was widely accepted as one of baseball’s best players for 2 decades.  Yount is a 3-time All-star and a Gold Glove winner as well.  Yount reached the World Series in 1982 and lost to the Cardinals in 7 games.  In that series, Yount hit an amazing .414 as he collected 12 hits with 6 RBI.

Happy Birthday Mr. Yount!!!

1992 HEADLINE: Robin Yount Joins The ‘3,000 Hits Club’

1992 HEADLINE: Robin Yount Joins The ‘3,000 Hits Club’

On this day back in 1992, Robin Yount collected hit number 3,000 of your career – a true testament to his talent and dedication to the game of baseball.

At home, and in front of 47,000+ Brewers fans, Yount took center stage as he entered the game with 2,999 career hits.  All of the fans in attendance were there to witness baseball history and it would not take too long for that to occur.  In the bottom of the 7th inning, Yount hit a single off of Indians pitcher Jose Mesa as he collected hit #3,000.

What is also extremely impressive about this feat is that Robin Yount routinely had 150+ hits per season.  He was a skilled and patient hitter and never struck out more than 94 times in a single year!!

Congratulations Mr. Yount!!!

My First Time – Robin Yount – April 5, 1974

My First Time – Robin Yount – April 5, 1974

The Setting – County Staidum.  Milwaukee, WI.

From Yount – ‘The Brewers had a tradition of bringing their first round picks to Spring Training, but it was supposed to be a formality.  I very shocked when they told me that I had made the team’.

The Boxscore – Red Sox 9, Brewers 8.  Yount goes 0-for-1 with a walk.

Robin Yount 2001 Topps Archives – Pick 1 Word TO Describe This Card

Robin Yount 2001 Topps Archives – Pick 1 Word TO Describe This Card

I am not sure of the one word that can accurately describe this baseball card.

Fair.

Decent.

Acceptable.

Lousy.

Here is the card:

OK, now you try – give me 1 word that describes this baseball card.

The card comes from the 2001 Topps Archives set, a ’30-YOC’ favorite.  It is a re-print of the 1994 Topps design, and features an action photo of Hall of Famer, Robin Yount.

I guess when it comes right down to it, the picture used is just horrible.  Well, that is my opinion at least…  You have no clue what kind of contact Yount made with the ball – just that it made him make an awful face as a result.

Maybe that is the word – Awful.