Baseball shows off its very famous easily recognizable players!

MLB is showing off their stars today.  First  from the uniforms I can probably name these guys.

Now this next one, I know the two guys on the left, but then I’m gonna need some help with say that White Sox guy who is I am sure super famous.

And then there are these super famous player.  You know who they are of course.  Blue Jays fans love that guy!  And what Twins fan doesn’t love watching that player do his thing.

Good job baseball.  Also, no reason to put names in these images because everyone knows the faces of baseball.  You market it very well.



Mets Fiske Closer cap

From the 47 Shop. The Fiske ’47 CLOSER is relaxed and curved with an elastic sweatband. The front has a merrowed patch with embroidery and the back has flat embroidery. Made from garment washed light canvas and soft mesh.  Not bad if you’re into this sort of styles which I am not.

Baseball Hall of Immortals – Inductee #58: Sam Crawford

The only man to hit more than 300 triples is the 58th inductee into the Baseball Hall of Immortals.

Wahoo Sam Crawford became one of the first stars of the new American League when he jumped from the Cincinnati Reds to the Detroit Tigers in 1903.  During that first year while sharing the outfield with Ty Cobb, Crawford batted .335 with 23 doubles and 25 triples.

Starting in 1907, Crawford would lead the Tigers to the first of 3 consecutive penants, batting over .300 in each year and collecting more than 100 doubles (this during the dead ball era).

In total, Crawford played for 19 years, batting over .300 eleven times, leading the league in triples six times, and RBIs three times.  In addition to his 309 career triples he also stole 367 bases

One of the best players of the dead ball era, Sam Crawford is an Immortal


For some background on what this is, check out the introduction post here.


A Super-casual History of the Mets Part 4: 1992-1997

Welcome back to A Super-casual History of the Mets.  This series is a very top level history of the Mets, from memory, to pass along to Generation Z and whatever follows.  For a more detailed history of the Mets I refer you to Faith and Fear In Flushing.

For 1992 the Mets decide to rip things up and start over.  They bring in Players You Have Heard Of including Bonilla.  They are Going For It!  They win 72 games.

In 1993 they try basically the same combo but this time with new uniforms!   The Uniform Gods punish the Mets for their sins.  59 wins.

In 1994 the season just ends with a labor stoppage or strike or lockout of whatever it was.   Erased from memory.  Nobody will ever ask you about the 1994 Mets so don’t worry about it.

In 1995 uniform sanity returns but Gooden is suspended for the year for drugs.  You don’t even care.  That’s how bad things have been.

1996 is alll about catcher Todd Hunley.  He hits 41 HRs in Queens!  You convince yourself that he is better that the Dodgers’ Mike Piazza.   Life is all about Hundley.

1997 happens.  Nobody will ever as you about 1997 either.  Bobby Valentine is now the manager.  That’s a name you’ll need to know.

To sound smart at the bar:  Man those uniforms sucked.  Hundley was awesome.  Say Bonilla’s name with utter contempt.