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the multi-talented Ryne Sandberg

the multi-talented Ryne Sandberg

I came across this image of a Ryne Sandberg Starting-Lineup figure. The ebay seller photographed the figure at a really intriguing angle. Ryno is no longer sliding into second (or third) base. He is now keeping his balance while standing one-legged on a base turned on its side. In fact it looks like he’s doing […]

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that’s how to do it

I’m not a fan of people running onto the filed during an MLB game. As a Cubs fan, I tire of the drunken foolish stereotype blanketed across Cub-dom. However, there’s a fella in Houston who’s antics are actually quite impressive. He jumped the center field wall, climbed a pillar up to the grassy hitter’s eye, […]

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longest tenured active baseball players

longest tenured active baseball players

Here’s the very short list of active MLB players that debuted pre-1992: Omar Vizquel (1989) age 43. Chicago White Sox.Jim Thome (1991) age 40. Minnesota Twins.Ivan Rodriguez (1991) age 39. Washington Nationals.Arthur Rhodes (1991) age 41. Texas Rangers. I think the four of them should get together and talk about how great baseball cards were […]

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great baseball magazine design

great baseball magazine design

Recently I came across the “Who’s Who in Baseball” annual publication for the first time. I love the distinctive and bold red & black cover with b/w photo and simple graphics. This design treatment has largely remained unchanged for decades. Do a search on ebay for “Who’s Who in Baseball” to get a nice sampling […]

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40 home run club

Here’s a full list of all instances where a MLB player has hit 40 home runs in a season. rank-name-total-year-bats-age1 Barry Bonds 73 2001 L 362 Mark McGwire 70 1998 R 343 Sammy Sosa 66 1998 R 294 Mark McGwire 65 1999 R 355 Sammy Sosa 64 2001 R 326 Sammy Sosa 63 1999 R […]

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player stabbed by flying broken bat

player stabbed by flying broken bat

Yesterday, Chicago Cubs player Tyler Colvin was stabbed by a flying broken bat. He was impaled below the collarbone as he was scoring from third on a broken bat double by Welington Castillo. Colvin was watching the ball in the outfield and didn’t see the bat flying towards him. I watched the video on television […]

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best-looking baseball card

best-looking baseball card

1966 Topps Billy Williams #580 is one of the best-looking baseball cards I have ever seen. It features a quintessential baseball waist-up after-swing pose. The 27-year old Billy Williams is wearing the elegantly classic Cubs Away uniform grays of the 1960s. The simple and iconic vintage Cubs emblem is fully featured on the sleeve. The […]

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