More Bud = More Boredom

Early reports have surfaced indicating that Commissioner of Major League Baseball (MLB) Bud Selig will be offered a two-year contract extension that will prolong his reign through the 2014 season. The offer will be made after MLB team owners approve it while they are meeting this week in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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What’s Wrong With This Card Solved – Sammy Drake

The problems with Sammy Drake’s 1962 Topps card have been identified. Jimmy, our first respondent, recognized there was a problem with the batting record on the back of the card. The top, or “YEAR” row, gives Drake’s statistics for the 1961 season, when he played for Houston, which at the

What’s Wrong With This Card – Sammy Drake

Only twenty-five men could make the ignominious claim that they were members of the original New York Mets, and Sammy Drake was one of them. Drake was an infielder who started his professional career in the Negro American League with the Kansas City Monarchs in 1953. From there he was signed

Barry Larkin For The Hall Of Fame

Every year the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) votes on admission to the Hall of Fame. If a player is named on 75% of the ballots, he’s in. On my imaginary Hall of Fame Ballot, Barry Larkin, long time shortstop for the Cincinnati Reds, comes up a winner. We’ll

What’s Wrong With This Card Solved – Hanley Ramirez

Several readers submitted partially correct answers in connection with this card, identifying the incorrect number 22 on Hanley Remirez’ jersey. Of course his correct jersey number is 2. However, the question posed in the post five weeks ago asked “can you identify what’s wrong with the card and explain the

Remembering Harmon Killebrew

Harmon Killebrew, the Hall of Famer who was a feared slugger on the field and a gracious, kind-hearted gentleman off it, died this year on May 17th. He was 74 years old. A Personal Favorite. I was always a Harmon Killebrew fan. He was one of my heroes. My family members

Remembering Duke Snider

Duke Snider, the Hall of Famer, powerful slugger and smooth center fielder for the great Brooklyn Dodger teams of the 1950’s, died this year on February 27th. He was 84 years old. Outstanding From The Start.  Snider was signed to a baseball contact in 1944, shortly after graduating from Compton

Remembering Paul Splittorff

Paul Splittorff, the tall, durable and crafty left hander who was a pitching mainstay for several Kansas City Royals championship teams from the mid 1970’s to the early 1980’s, died this year on May 25th. He was 64 years old. A Royal All The Way. Splittorff joined the team’s starting

Remembering Jim Northrup

Jim Northrup, one of the heroes of the 1968 World Series Champion Detroit Tigers and a versatile team mainstay for eleven seasons, died this year on June 8th. He was 71 years old. On The Way Up. A Michigan native, Jim Northrup was proficient in several sports. In addition to

Remembering Bob Forsch

Bob Forsch, a tall right-handed pitcher who spent sixteen years in the major leagues, mostly with the St. Louis Cardinals, died suddenly this year on November 3rd at the age of 61. St. Louis Cardinals Chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. summed up the feelings for the entire Cardinals community at the time when