Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Felipe Alou

He made his major league debut in 1958 and was an All-Star in 1962, when he batted .316 with 25 home runs and 98 RBI Felipe was joined by his brothers, Matty in 1960, and Jesús in 1963, who, on September 15 of that year became the first, and as of today only, all-brother outfield.Continue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Felipe Alou”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Orlando Cepeda

The 1958 National League Rookie of the Year, Cepeda was voted the National League Most Valuable Player in 1967, the year his team, the St. Louis Cardinals, won the World Series. Overall, he appeared in three World Series and was the first winner of the American League‘s Outstanding Designated Hitter Award in 1973. He battedContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Orlando Cepeda”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Tito Fuentes

One of the things I remember best about Tito Fuentes was when he walked to home plate he would tap home plate with the knob of his bat then flip the bat right side up and assume his batting stance. As a young kid it was cool to watch. He played for 13 seasons inContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Tito Fuentes”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Bill Madlock

Another player who doesn’t get mentioned enough as a great hitter. He wasn’t blessed with speed but could hit 300 from his bed yet never got the recognition that he fully deserved. A lifetime 305 hitter Madlock was a right-handed hitter who won four National League batting titles. His record of four batting titles asContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Bill Madlock”

Smallthoughts: Rants and Raves

Rants: NFL… for penalizing Husain Abdullah for knelling down to pray after scoring a touchdown in the Chiefs 45-14 win over the New England Patriots. The NFl to it’s credit tried to correct the problem by issuing a statement through NFL spokesman Michael Signora who told USA Today’s Tom Pelissero that religious expression is notContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rants and Raves”