Tag Archives: Barry Bonds

Just how great was Cody Bellinger

I think we are underappreciating just how great Cody Bellinger was last year.  The reason being that Cody missed almost a full month of major league ball and still broke the National League home run record. If we look at what every twenty – one or younger MLB player did in history maybe we can …

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OTDIB – May 30th, 1986 – Home run king struggles in 1st major league start against Dodgers

On this date in baseball, May 30th May 30th, 1986 – Home run king struggles in his first start 1986 In a 6-4 loss to the Dodgers at Three Rivers Stadium, future home run king Barry Bonds goes 0-for-5 in his major league debut. The Pirates center fielder, batting leadoff, strikes out three times. The …

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OTDIB – May 23rd – Shawn Green goes off

On this date in baseball: May 23rd, 2002 – Shawn Green goes off Shawn Green hits four home runs in one game to become the 14th player in major league history, the second this month, to accomplish the feat. The Dodger right fielder’s 6-for-6 performance in Milwaukee’s Miller Park, which also includes a single and …

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A HOF Ballot that reflects my views

Last night I talked about the ex-Dodgers who got HOF votes and wondered why Gary Sheffield and Jeff Kent got such little support even though they clearly have enough credentials to get consideration. I was reminded that each HOF voter only gets to nominate 10 players so when a plethora of viable candidates are on …

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