For a long time, managers would put the fastest guy on the team in the leadoff spot everything else be darned. In the last 10-20 years, however, sabermetrics has told us that speed is an overrated quality of a leadoff hitter. 1,756 more words
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This card is from the 1992 Pinnacle set.
By 1992 both Upper Deck and Topps had put out “premium” products, so this 1992 issue was Pinnacles first attempt in that market. 130 more words
This Monday the Oakland A’s will announced that the playing surface at the Oakland Coliseum will be renamed in honor of Rickey Henderson, who is “the greatest Athletic of all time.” This announcement came to the public via Twitter and it has definitely turned some heads! 463 more words
There turn out to be quite a number of famous folks who were born on December 25.
Sissy Spacek is celebrating her 67th birthday today. Interestingly, given one of her most famous roles, she was the homecoming queen of her high school. 1,568 more words