Tuesday, December 5, 2023

My MLB Hall of Fame Ballot


Carlos Beltran:  

- 9x All- Star

- 3 Gold Gloves

- 2 Silver Sluggers

- 119 OPS+

- 435 Home Runs, 312 Steals, 1587 RBI, 1582 Runs

Chase Utley:


- 6x All-Star

- 4 Silver Sluggers

- 117 OPS+

- 259 Home Runs, 154 Steals, 1025 RBI, 1103 Runs 

- Phillies Legend

Billy Wagner:

- 7x All-Star

- 1999 NL Rolaids Relief Award

- 187 ERA+

-  422 Saves

- 2.31 ERA, 0.998 WHIP 

- Phillies Legend

Adrian Beltre:

- 4x All-Star

- 5 Gold Gloves

- 4 Silver Sluggers

- 116 OPS+

- 477 Home Runs, 121 Steals, 1707 RBI, 1524 Runs, 3166 Hits

Joe Mauer:

- 2009 AL MVP

- 6x All-Star

- 5 Silver Sluggers

- 3 Gold Gloves

- 124 OPS+

- 143 Home Runs, 52 Steals, 923 RBI, 1018 Runs

Andruw Jones:

- 5x All-Star

- 10 Gold Gloves

- 1 Silver Slugger

- 111 OPS+

- 434 Home Runs, 152 Steals, 1289 RBI, 1204 Runs

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Time Traveling


Another trade with Matty K.

Only three incoming.  Props to the USPS for taking two weeks to get them to me.

-  Trumpy served in the U.S. Navy and was a 2-time AFL All-Star and 2-time Pro Bowler before going on to a successful broadcasting career. 

-  Oh.  PCP! 

-  One of the best Astros of all-time. 

Sunday, November 5, 2023

Friday, November 3, 2023

Contest Winners


With 3 points, Bo and Angels in Order tied for first.  

I have an address for a Bo in New York State, which I'm guessing is the right one.  I need an address for Angels in Order.   

morganyud at protonmail dot com

The second place post will go up eventually.   

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

World Series Time


Pick the following:

1.  Player with the most RBI plus Runs Scored

2.  Player with the most Home Runs plus Stolen Bases

3.  Pitcher with the most Wins plus Saves

4.  Most Valuable Player

5.  Winning Team  

U.S. residents only.


Winner:  a PWE of baseball cards

Second Place:  a blog post in your honor

Deadline:  Friday at Noon, California time

Friday, October 20, 2023

Scoring from My Dealer


I bought 30 cards from Burbank Sports Cards.  Let's look at the highlights.

Martin - Angry at the ref.

Johnson - Strong arm, but accuracy issues early in his career.

Greenwood - Feeling lonely after not being included in my Steelers team pages.

Butkus and Namath -  1971 Topps Game Inserts.  There was a 53 - card set, and they measure 2 1/4" x 3 1/4".  

Monday, October 2, 2023

N.L. Playoff Preview

Listed in order of my preference:

1.  Philadelphia Phillies:  2 World Series (last in 2008), 8 Pennants.

Why:  My favorite team when I cared about baseball.

Face of the Franchise:

Players to Watch:

Collection Highlights:

2.  Arizona Diamondbacks:  1 World Series (in 2001), 1 Pennant.

Why:  They've only won it once and they're a western team.

Face of the Franchise:

Player to Watch:


Collection Highlights:

3.  Milwaukee Brewers:  0 World Series, 1 Pennant.

Why:  They've never won it.

Face of the Franchise:

Players to Watch:

Collection Highlights:

4.  Miami Marlins:  2 World Series (last in 2003), 2 Pennants.

Why:  They're not the Braves or Dodgers.

Face of the Franchise:

Player to Watch: 

Collection Highlights:

5.  Atlanta Braves:  4 World Series (last in 2021), 18 Pennants.

Why:  They're not the Dodgers.

Face of the Franchise:

Player to Watch:

Collection Highlights:

6.  Los Angeles Dodgers:  7 World Series (last in 2020), 25 Pennants.

Why:  They're the Dodgers and their fans are Angelinos. 

Face of the Franchise:

Player to Watch:  

Collection Highlights:

So I'm hoping for a Phillies - Rangers World Series. 

Dodgers - Blue Jays would be my worst case scenario.  

Three teams have never won a World Series:  Brewers, Rangers, and Rays.

The three most recent W. S. winners are still alive:  Astros, Braves, and Dodgers.

Three teams that Dave Stewart played for are in the mix, as are five of Kenny Lofton's teams.