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Monday, February 29, 2016

Leap Day Babies

 Today is a special day for some of you out there.  I must be weird to only see your actual birthdate come up just once every four years.  I don't know if it makes you feel special or bums you out.  Here are three legends and one current player who belong to your club.

I don't know if this was just a mistake or if there has ever been any confusion over "Flip's" birthdate.

A notable current player born on Leap Day:

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Mister Baseball

The other day Shoebox Legends posted a beautiful Al Kaline autographed card.  It got me thinking.  If Al Kaline is "Mr. Tiger" and Ernie Banks is "Mr. Cub" who would wear that title for all the other teams.  

I came up with the following list.  The choices were strictly what players came to mind.  I did no research and I'm not saying that any of them are the greatest ever to play for their team, although many arguably were.  There were some teams I stuggled with and a couple where I simply passed.  I combined a number of teams who transplanted and separated at least one. Bear in mind that my choices are influenced by my age (50's) and location (Chicago, North Side).  I'd love to hear what you think.   Where did I go wrong?  Who did I miss?  (BTW all of the cards pictured are from my collection.)

Mr. Diamondback
Mr. Brave
Mr. Oriole
Mr. Red Sox
Mr. White Sox
Mr Cub
Mr. Red
Mr. Indian
Mr. Rocky
Mr Tiger
Mr. Marlins
Mr. Astro
Mr. Royal
Mr. Angel

Mr. Dodger (Brooklyn)

Mr. Dodger (LA)
Mr. Brewer

Mr. Twin


Mr. Met

Mr. Yankee

Mr. A's

Mr. Phillie

Mr. Pirate

Mr. Padre

Mr. Giant

Mr. Mariner

Mr. Cardinal

Tampa Bay Rays

Mr. Ranger

Mr. Blue Jay

Mr. National

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