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Thursday, March 20, 2014

2001 UD Hall of Famers Cubs to Giants

I really miss sets like this 2001 UD Hall of Famers.  I picked this one up for $8.00 shipped.  Lets look at them all.
Ernie looks a little too posed in this picture, like a wax statue.

Fergie will always have a place in my heart as one of the core group of players I grew up cheering for
Fergie is always remembered for winning 20 games or more in six straight seasons.  Yes, he was consistently great.  But note that his average number of games started was a full five games higher than last year's leader, Adam Wainwright.

Great shot of a smiling Campy.
Talk about your Willie,  Mickey and the Duke.  From 1951 to 1955 Campy in Brooklyn  and Yogi  in the Bronx picked up six MVPs between them.

Is there a better name than Pee Wee Reese?

There's only one Jack Roosevelt Robinson.

This photo is from the first 1962 All-Star game.  Marichal was the winner.  Obviously that's Willie to Juan's right.  To his left is Dick Groat.  Cropped out to Dick's left was Stan Musial.
Check out the run of sub 3.00 ERA and the SO to BB ratio.

Simply one of the best.
His SO to BB ratio is very similar to Marichal's.

As good as anyone who ever played the game.
Look at those gaudy numbers from 1957 to 1966.


  1. The guy hits 49 homeruns and STILL manages to swipe 18 bases. I think more telling is 1971. He steals 23 bags at the age of 40. Very Rickey Henderson-ish.

    1. That is a strange stat. He only had 113 hits, 18 of which were home runs. How'd he get that many steals? And why?


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