Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Fred Lynn

Talk about someone fun to watch…Fred Lynn was just that…fun to watch. He was great at the plate and great in the field. Played all out. Which is why maybe in some respects his career in the eyes of some fell short of the Hall of Fame due to injuries. Fred Lynn’s career was hamperedContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Fred Lynn”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…John Candelaria

Anyone want to take a guess where John Candelaria is from? That’s right …Brooklyn , New York. He was a hard throwing left handed pitcher who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, California Angels, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Montreal Expos, Minnesota Twins, Toronto Blue Jays, and Los Angeles Dodgers between 1975–1993. He was nicknamed theContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…John Candelaria”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Jim Abbott

Jim Abbott is best known for pitching a no hitter vs the Cleveland Indians for the New York Yankees. Always admirted the fact that he didn’t let being born with one hand stopping from reaching and achieving his dream of pitching in the major leagues. In 1989, Abbott joined the California Angels‘ starting rotation asContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Jim Abbott”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Joe Rudi

It has long been reported that when Yankee owner George Steinbrenner was spending money on free agents, thwn Yankee manager had a preference for Joe Rudi over Reggie Jackson, Rudi was a solid outfielder  with a great throwing arm and was a solid clubhouse presence that would have fit in the Yankees like Thurman MunsonContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Joe Rudi”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Nolan Ryan king of the no hitters

Nolan Ryan was noted for his no hitters he was the king of no hitters (7)the most in major league history. He is tied with Bob Feller for most one-hitters, with 12. Ryan also pitched 18 two-hitters. Yet Ryan never won a Cy Young. Ryan has 5,714 career strikeouts which rank first in baseball history.Continue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Nolan Ryan king of the no hitters”