Tag Archives: Willie McCovey

My baseball cards are dying

As I look back at the major league players who died in 2018 I’m struck with the fact that most of these players are still players from when I collected baseball cards. I saw a handful of them, but mostly these were just players I knew from reading their baseball card information. Some heavyweight players …

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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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Cody Bellinger passes Ted Williams

With his 32nd home run last night, Cody Bellinger blew past HOF Ted Williams who had hit 31 home runs in his rookie campaign. Cody also passed Angel great Tim Salmon who hit his 31 home runs back in 1993.  Jim Ray Hart who had one of the great names in baseball history hit 31 …

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The day Frank Howard led off

With Cody Bellinger leading off tonight, David Young wondered if he was the tallest lead off hitter in Dodger history. He found that Ex-Dodger Frank Howard had once led off but it wasn’t as a Dodger it was with the Senators.  Big Hondo was 6’7 and a mountain of a man. Once David posted that …

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