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Happy Birthday Terry Pendleton!!!

Happy Birthday Terry Pendleton!!!

Terry Pendleton turns 54 years old today.

Pendleton was the National League’s MVP during the 1991 season. And he was also the runner-up for the award in 1992 as well. Raising his game to new heights during those 2 seasons, Pendleton hit .319 and .311 respectively. In those 2 campaigns, he collected 386 hits, including 73 doubles, 9 triples, and 43 home runs. He was also a scoring machine as he scored 192 times while also stealing 12 bases.

Pendleton played in 5 World Series match-ups for the Cardinals and Braves. His teams lost all 5 series’.

Happy Birthday Mr. Pendleton!!!

1996 HEADLINE: Al Leiter Throws A No-Hitter For The Florida Marlins

1996 HEADLINE:  Al Leiter Throws A No-Hitter For The Florida Marlins

On this day in 1996, All Leiter threw a no-hitter for the Florida Marlins!!!

I happened to have been at this game, and it is by far the single greatest sporting event I have ever seen live in person. This game easily trumps being at the World Series, The NBA Conference Finals, and any other baseball, basketball, or wrestling event I have ever been to.

I thought it would be fun to go back and review that original post I wrote over a year ago when I told you about ‘The Greatest Baseball Game I Have Ever Been To’. And then being a bit of a risk taker, I sent the ticket stub from that game along with a baseball card and sent them to Al Leiter in hopes of getting him to sign them for me. That went pretty well too

Thanks again Mr. Leiter. And Happy Anniversary!!!

Happy Birthday Terry Pendleton!!!

Happy Birthday Terry Pendleton!!!

Terry Pendleton turns 53 years old today.

Pendleton was the National League’s MVP during the 1991 season. And he was also the runner-up for the award in 1992 as well. Raising his game to new heights during those 2 seasons, Pendleton hit .319 and .311 respectively. In those 2 campaigns, he collected 386 hits, including 73 doubles, 9 triples, and 43 home runs. He was also a scoring machine as he scored 192 times while also stealing 12 bases.

Pendleton played in 5 World Series match-ups for the Cardinals and Braves. His teams lost all 5 series’.

Happy Birthday Mr. Pendleton!!!

Happy Anniversary Al Leiter!!!

Happy Anniversary Al Leiter!!!

On this day in 1996, All Leiter threw a no-hitter for the Florida Marlins!!!

I happened to have been at this game, and it is by far the single greatest sporting event I have ever seen live in person. This game easily trumps being at the World Series, The NBA Conference Finals, and any other baseball, basketball, or wrestling event I have ever been to.

I thought it would be fun to go back and review that original post I wrote over a year ago when I told you about ‘The Greatest Baseball Game I Have Ever Been To’. And then being a bit of a risk taker, I sent the ticket stub from that game along with a baseball card and sent them to Al Leiter in hopes of getting him to sign them for me. That went pretty well too

Thanks again Mr. Leiter. And Happy Anniversary!!!

Happy Birthday Terry Pendleton!!!

Happy Birthday Terry Pendleton!!!

Terry Pendleton turns 52 years old today.

Pendleton was the National League’s MVP during the 1991 season.  And he was also the runner-up for the award in 1992 as well.  Raising his game to new heights during those 2 seasons, Pendleton hit .319 and .311 respectively.  In those 2 campaigns, he collected 386 hits, including 73 doubles, 9 triples, and 43 home runs.  He was also a scoring machine as he scored 192 times while also stealing 12 bases.

Pendleton played in 5 World Series match-ups for the Cardinals and Braves.  His teams lost all 5 series’.

Happy Birthday Mr. Pendleton!!!

Happy Anniversary Al Leiter!!!

Happy Anniversary Al Leiter!!!

On this day in 1996, All Leiter threw a no-hitter for the Florida Marlins!!!

I happened to have been at this game, and it is by far the single greatest sporting event I have ever seen live in person.  This game easily trumps being at the World Series, The NBA Conference Finals, and any other baseball, basketball, or wrestling event I have ever been to.

I thought it would be fun to go back and review that original post I wrote over a year ago when I told you about ‘The Greatest Baseball Game I Have Ever Been To’.  And then being a bit of a risk taker, I sent the ticket stub from that game along with a baseball card and sent them to Al Leiter in hopes of getting him to sign them for me.  That went pretty well too

Thanks again Mr. Leiter.  And Happy Anniversary!!!

My Al Leiter Collection Commemorating His ‘No-Hitter’ Is Now Complete!!!

My Al Leiter Collection Commemorating His ‘No-Hitter’ Is Now Complete!!!

I have stated it many times on this blog – the best sporting event I have ever been to was the game in which I saw Al Leiter throw a no-hitter!!  I have been to World Series games, NBA conference Finals, and some extremely exciting events during my time, but no game captured the ‘edge of your seat’ feeling like watching a no-hitter going down right in front of your eyes.

A few years ago I sent my ticket stub to Mr. Leiter along with a few cards in hope of nabbing a few autographs.

And then just last week, I got my baseball back from a signing he was doing in conjunction with the Major League Alumni Marketing team.

And now, my collection is complete – and it looks G-R-E-A-T!!!

Have a look:

Thank you for the memories, Mr. Leiter!!!

My First Time – Terry Pendleton – July 18, 1984

My First Time – Terry Pendleton – July 18, 1984

The Setting – Busch Stadium.  St. Louis, MO.

From Pendleton – ‘I knew if I played really well, I could stay up there and not be sent back.  Force their hand, you know?  And that first game was a good start – I played well, and we won in extras’.

The Boxscore – Cardinals 8, Giants 4.  Pendleton goes 3-for-5 with a run scored and RBI.

TTM Success – Terry Pendleton!!! Just 481 Days…

TTM Success – Terry Pendleton!!!  Just 481 Days…

You can say that I was a bit surprised to find a TTM return in my mailbox this afternoon when I got home from work.  Especially since it had been more than a year since I sent out any kind of volume looking for autographs through the mail.

But, lo and behold, Terry Pendleton stepped up and returned two baseball cards to me that I sent him back in April of 2010.

And now, the cards are back home with me – and safe too!!!

Check them out:

Pretty cool, huh?

I always liked Pendleton as a player – from his time with the Cardinals to the Braves to the Marlins – TP was a great teammate and one heck of a hitter!

Thank you Mr. Pendleton – Thanks for the great autographs!!

Happy Birthday Terry Pendleton!!!

Happy Birthday Terry Pendleton!!!

Terry Pendleton turns 51 years old today.

Pendleton was the National League’s MVP during the 1991 season.  And he was also the runner-up for the award in 1992 as well.  Raising his game to new heights during those 2 seasons, Pendleton hit .319 and .311 respectively.  In those 2 campaigns, he collected 386 hits, including 73 doubles, 9 triples, and 43 home runs.  He was also a scoring machine as he scored 192 times while also stealing 12 bases.

Pendleton played in 5 World Series match-ups for the Cardinals and Braves.  His teams lost all 5 series’.

Happy Birthday Mr. Pendleton!!!