Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Manny Mota

Mota made his Major League debut on April 16, 1962 for the now San Francisco Giants against the Los Angeles Dodgers, and he hit a flyball to centerfield in his first at-bat. His first hit was an RBI single off Jim Brosnan of the Cincinnati Reds on April 21, 1962. He had 13 hits in 74 at-bats for a .176Continue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Manny Mota”

Smallthoughts: Mets re-sign Yoenis Cespedes 4 years 110 Million

Ok Met fans it’s okay to feel happy be happy Yoenis Cespedes isn’t going to San Francisco , Washington, Houston or the Yankees he is staying in Queens playing for the Mets and there is no opt out clause and he gets a full no trade clause to his deal. Bravo! I have to giveContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Mets re-sign Yoenis Cespedes 4 years 110 Million”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday…Gaylord Perry

He pitched from 1962 to 1983 for eight different teams. During a 22-year baseball career, Perry compiled 314 wins, 3,534 strikeouts, and a 3.11 earned run average. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991. He was best known for throwing a spitball, and while everyone swore he threw it all theContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday…Gaylord Perry”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Moises Alou

  played for 17 seasons in the National League. In 1,942 career games, Alou had a batting average of .303 with 2,134 hits, 421 doubles, 332 home runs, and 1,287 runs batted in. His father Felipe, who managed Moises with the Expos from 1992 to 1996 and the Giants from 2005 to 2006, as wellContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Moises Alou”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Jesus Alou

During a 15-year baseball career, he played for the San Francisco Giants (1963–68), Houston Astros (1969–73; 1978–79), Oakland Athletics (1973–74), and New York Mets (1975). He was the youngest of the trio of baseball-playing brothers that included Felipe and Matty.Alou was considered a better prospect than either of his brothers and received a $4,000 signingContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Jesus Alou”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Matty Alou

spent fifteen seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the San Francisco Giants (1960–1965), Pittsburgh Pirates (1966–1970), St. Louis Cardinals (1971–1972, 1973), Oakland Athletics (1972), New York Yankees (1973) and San Diego Padres (1974). He also played in Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) with the Taiheiyo Club Lions from 1974 through 1976.[2]He was the middle ofContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Matty Alou”

Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …National League Wild Card Race

  Two spots,three teams, one thrilling race… As of Thursday morning The Mets owned the top Wildcard spot with a game and a half lead on the Giants and Cardinals are 2 and half behind the Mets with 4 to play . The Giants have 4 to play and the Mets have 3 games leftContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rave of the Week …National League Wild Card Race”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Al Oliver

Al Oliver was probably one of the least recognized great hitters during his time with the Pittsburgh Pirates , Texas Rangers, Montreal Expos among other teams. I never understood why. Maybe because he didn’t hit 30 homeruns like Willie Stargell but he hit over 300 11 times in his career and had a career battingContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Al Oliver”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Monte Irvin

  When he joined the New York Giants, Irvin became one of the earliest African-American MLB players. He played in two World Series for the Giants. When future Hall of Famer Willie Mays joined the Giants in 1951, Irvin was asked to mentor him. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1973.Continue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Monte Irvin”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Willie Mc Covey

I had two of the above baseball cards of Willie Mc Covey. Always wanted to see him hit homeruns but never wanted to see hit homeruns against the Mets, but he did …Mc Covey was scary coming to the plate very tall and strong. And could play defense at first base. Mc Covey played nineteen seasonsContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Willie Mc Covey”