Sammy Sosa missed a game because he threw out his back sneezing.
While pitching for the Houston Astros, Nolan Ryan couldn’t pitch after being bitten by a coyote.
To look more menacing, Boston Red Sox pitcher Clarence Blethen took out his false teeth during a game and put them in his back pocket. Later, while he [...] [...more]
With the recent retirement of Ken Griffey, Jr., I’ve been thinking a lot about the coming class of Hall of Fame candidates. The Kid is sure to land a plaque of his own, but there are a few other players who may be able to sneak in, as well. Here’s a list of a few [...] [...more]
In the history of baseball, there have been few more memorable seasons than 1998. The entire nation was enchanted by the race to break Roger Maris’ single season home run record. While both McGwire and Sosa managed to pass the mark, there is another player who is often forgotten. Seattle’s Ken Griffey, Jr. finished the [...] [...more]
Any individual, man or woman, who collected sports cards at one point or another in their life knows about this card. It’s the one we all stared at, time after time on the top of Beckett’s “Hot List” throughout the 1990’s.
1989 Upper Deck. Ken Griffey, Jr. Rookie.
For kids like me, for whom a $100 [...] [...more]