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Happy Birthday Ron Gant!!!

Happy Birthday Ron Gant!!!

Ron Gant turns 49 years old today.

At  one time, a major offensive weapon, Ron Gant enjoyed a very successful big league career.

Spanning 16 seasons and 7 teams, Gant established himself as a multi-faceted player that was able to do it all from an offensive standpoint.  A career .256 hitter, Gant managed to surpass the .300 mark one time during his playing days – in 1990 when he hit .303.  He was also a mighty slugger as he collected 321 home runs, with a career high of 36 dingers coming in 1993.  Gant was fast on his feet as well.  He swiped 243 bases in 16 seasons, with his career best 34 steals coming in 1991.

Ron Gant was a 2-time All-Star, a 2-time Top 6 contender for the MVP award, and the winner of the 1991 Silver Slugger Award in the National League.

Gant made the post-season on six different occasions, making trips to the World Series twice but losing both.

Happy Birthday Mr. Gant!!

Happy Birthday Ron Gant!!!

Happy Birthday Ron Gant!!!

Ron Gant turns 47 years old today.

At  one time, a major offensive weapon, Ron Gant enjoyed a very successful big league career.

Spanning 16 seasons and 7 teams, Gant established himself as a multi-faceted player that was able to do it all from an offensive standpoint.  A career .256 hitter, Gant managed to surpass the .300 mark one time during his playing days – in 1990 when he hit .303.  He was also a mighty slugger as he collected 321 home runs, with a career high of 36 dingers coming in 1993.  Gant was fast on his feet as well.  He swiped 243 bases in 16 seasons, with his career best 34 steals coming in 1991.

Ron Gant was a 2-time All-Star, a 2-time Top 6 contender for the MVP award, and the winner of the 1991 Silver Slugger Award in the National League.

Gant made the post-season on six different occasions, making trips to the World Series twice but losing both.

Happy Birthday Mr. Gant!!

Happy Birthday Ron Gant!!!

Happy Birthday Ron Gant!!!

Ron Gant turns 46 years old today.

A 1-time major offensive weapon, Ron Gant enjoyed a very successful big league career.

Spanning 16 seasons and 7 teams, Gant established himself as a multi-faceted player that was able to do it all from an offensive standpoint.  A career .256 hitter, Gant managed to surpass the .300 mark one time during his playing days – in 1990 when he hit .303.  He was also a mighty slugger as he collected 321 home runs, with a career high of 36 dingers coming in 1993.  Gant was fast on his feet as well.  He swiped 243 bases in 16 seasons, with his career best 34 steals coming in 1991.

Ron Gant was a 2-time All-Star, a 2-time Top 6 contender for the MVP award, and the winner of the 1991 Silver Slugger Award in the National League. 

Gant made the post-season on six different occasions, making trips to the World Series twice but losing both.

Happy Birthday Mr. Gant!!

1989 Topps – Pack #5

Here is what I pulled from pack #5 of the 6 that I will be opening today:

 Pack 5A

 Pack 5B

 Notable:  Tony Fernandez, ROY winner Walt Weiss, and Braves monster Ron Gant

Pick of the pack:  No contest – Kirby Puckett All-Star!!!

The Final Pack Of 1990 Fleer – Pack #4

I received 4 packs of 1990 Fleer in the contest I won on the Autographed Cards blog.

Here are the results from Pack #4

Andy Hawkins, Ron Gant, Gregg Olson, Howard Johnson, Steve Olin, Tony Pena, Howard Johnson/Ryne Sandberg, Paul O’Neil, Joe Carter, Don Aase, Steve Farr, Jeff Peterek, BJ Surhoff, Jerome Walton, and Eric Hetzel.

Not too bad of a pull.  I like the Joe Carter, Jerome Walton, and Paul O’Neil cards. 

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90fleer-pack-4b

An Interesting Pack Of 1991 O-Pee-Chee Premier

I received 1 pack of 1991 O-Pee-Chee Premier in the contest I won on the Autographed Cards blog.

Here are the results from the pack:

Rene Gonzalez, Cory Snyder, Luis Sojo, Tim ‘Rock’  Raines, Ron Gant, Tino Martinez, and Moises Alou.

This pack was filled with baseball stars.  Raines, Alou, Gant, Tino, WOW!!!!  The best thing about this pack of cards to me is saying ‘O-PEE-CHEE’.  It’s kind of fun…  in a weird kind of way…

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Ticket Stub #4 – Braves vs Cubs – May 30, 1989

 Ticket Stub #4 – Braves vs Cubs – May 30, 1989

This game was attended during a family vacation to Atlanta and the surrounding areas.  Since Florida did not have a professional baseball team at the time, I was a fan of both the Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs since I was able to watch quite a few of their games on WWOR and WTBS on cable.

To be able to see both teams in 1 game was pretty special; the only thing missing for me was Andre Dawson.

Chicago Cubs vs Atlanta Braves – Atlanta Fulton County Stadium.  Cubs win 3-2. 

Chicago Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO BA Details
Dascenzo 4 1 0 0 1 0 0.151  
Varsho 4 1 1 0 0 0 0.250  
Sandberg 3 0 1 0 1 1 0.292  
Grace 4 1 2 2 0 0 0.318  
Berryhill 4 0 1 1 0 1 0.301 2B
Smith 3 0 1 0 0 0 0.346 2B
Williams 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000  
Law 3 0 0 0 1 1 0.229  
Dunston 4 0 1 0 0 2 0.179 2B
Maddux 3 0 0 0 0 1 0.200  
Jackson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.218  
                 
Atlanta Braves AB R H RBI BB SO BA Details
Treadway 5 0 1 0 0 0 0.293  
James 2 0 1 0 3 1 0.282 2B
Perry 5 0 0 0 0 1 0.237  
Murphy 4 1 2 0 0 1 0.249  
Evans 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.183  
Thomas 4 1 3 2 0 0 0.240 HR, 2B
Justice 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.050  
Blauser 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.235  
Benedict 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.163  
Blocker 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.240  
Russell 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.146  
Smith 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.133  
Berroa 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.308  
Acker 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000  
Gant 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.175  

The highlights of this game included seeing Greg Maddux pitch in person.  Little did we know back then, that we were seeing one of the greatest pitchers from our generation that would soon join the Braves and become a baseball superstar and multiple time Cy Young award winner.  For the Cubs, Mark Grace went 2-for-4 while batting clean-up.  And for the Braves, Andres Thomas hit a home run for the home team.

This was also the year that I moved from South Florida to the Chicago suburbs.  Who would have thought that I got to see the NL East champions?  Not me.  The Cubs were good, and they really put togther a very impressive season that year.

Hall of Fame players seen: 1 – Ryne Sandberg.  Greg Maddux will surely get in making this list 2 total hall of famers in this game.