Saturday, February 24, 2018

Phil Rizzuto

The New York Yankees honored long time Yankee shortstop and broadcaster Phil Rizzuto, the greatest shortstop in franchise history ( this was before Derek Jeter)..
The Yankees retired Rizzuto's jersey #10 and erected a plaque in monument park. Rizzuto affectionately known as "Scooter" played for the Yankees from 1941-1956. Je lead the American League in sacrifice at bats from 1949-1952, was voted player of the year 1950, awarded the Hickok Belt for Best Pro Athlete 1950, League MVP 1950, awarded Babe Ruth Award as Outstanding World Series Player 1951, 5-time American League All-Star
ON this day Tom Seaver would overshadow his future broadcast partner by winning his 300th game as the Chicago White Sox defeated the Yankees 4-1

Phil Rizzuto Day - Aug 9, 1994 Bronx, NY
The Yankees honored Rizzuto on his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame

Friday, February 23, 2018

Yogi Berra -

December 16, 1983 New York

Yogi Berra played for the New York Yankees from 1946-1963, during which time he was named American League MVP 3 times, won 13 World Series Championships, selected to the All-Star team 18 times, elected to the Hall of Fame and had his jersey retired by the Yankees.
Berra would finish his career with the New York Mets 1965.

In his role as coach and manager, Berra would manage the New York Yankees in 1964 leading the team to the World Series against the St Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals won the series and Berra was fired, when GM Ralph Houk stated the Yankees did not feel Berra was ready to manage.

Berra would again manage the New York Mets from 1972-1975, following a coaching stint with the team. The Mets would win the NL Championship in 1975, losing to the Oakland A's in the World Series. Berra was again fired.

1976 Berra rejoined the Yankees as a coach, and the team won 3 consecutive league titles and 2 World Series. In 1983 Berra was named as Billy Martin's replacement. The 1984 team finished the season in 3rd. He would be fired by the Yankees after the 16th game of the 1985 season..

Berra would go on to coach the Houston Astros from 1986-1989

Thursday, February 22, 2018

NY Yankees Old-timers Day

In 1939 the New York Yankees held a celebration in recognition of Lou Gehrig's achievements. In 1948 Babe Ruth was honored at Yankees Stadium surrounded by teammates.

The first Old-Timers Day took place on the final day of the 1947 season and continues today bringing back to the stadium heroes, hall of famers and fan favorites

As part of the 1984 Old-Timers Day celebration, the Yankees honored Elston Howard and Roger Maris by retiring their respective jerseys.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Jack Morris - No-hit game

April 7, 1984 Chicago, Il
Jack Morris of the Detroit Tigers picked up his second win of the season with a No-hit game against the Chicago White Sox at Comiskey Park, 4-0

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

New York Mets - Hall of Fame

Jerry Koosman, a left-handed pitcher played for the New York Mets (1967-1978), Minnesota Twins (1979-1981), Chicago White Sox (1981-1983) and Philadelphia Phillies (1984-1985). His record stands at 222-209, with a 3.36 ERA
His greatest achievement was winning the 1969 World Series with the Miracle Mets

The New York mets Hall of Fame was created to recognize the careers of players, managers, broadcasters and executives who helped the Mets achieve glory.

Originally located in the Diamond Club in Shea Stadium opened in 1981. The Hall re-opened in Citi Field in 2010 as the Hall of Fame and Museum

Monday, February 19, 2018

Luis Aparicio

Luis Aparicio "Little Louie" was a shortstop for the Chicago White Sox (1956-1962,1968-1970), Baltimore Orioles (1963-1967) and Boston Red Sox (1971-1973)

  • 13-time All-Star selection
  • American League Rookie of the Year - 1956
  • World Series Champion (1966)
  • 9-time Gold Glove Award
  • 9-time American League Stolen Base leader

Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame - 1984
Chicago White Sox retired his jersey #11 - 1984
Orioles Hall of Fame - 1982

Ted Williams called Aparicio "the best shortstop he had ever seen"

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Atlanta Braves

1983 Atlanta Braves - Dekalb Stamp Club, Decatur, Ga.
Dekapex 83

Aug 16, 1986 Lancaster, Pa
Joypex 86 honors Gene Garber
Colorano silk cachet
Garber, a right handed pitcher, was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1965.
Had a career 96-113 record pitching for the Pirates, KC Royals, Philadelphia Phillies and the Atlanta Braves.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Dizzy Dean Baseball

Dizzy Dean Baseball, Inc is a non-profit youth Baseball/Softball organization whose mission is to provide a recreation outlet for as many youth as possible regardless of sex, religion, race or color.

"Dizzy" Dean was always interested in youth baseball and the development of youth. Dizzy Dean Baseball, Incs is a front-runner in youth baseball and softball, organization intentions are to honor Dizzy Dean by associating his name with a recognized leader in the field of youth baseball and softball

First organized in 1977, Dizzy Dean Baseball has grown into a multi-state organization

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Potomac Cannons

The Potomac Cannons operated from 1999-2004.
The Alexandria Dukes relocated from Alexandria, Va to become the Prince William Pirates in 1984 until 1986. The team would change affiliation to the Prince William Yankees (1987-1988) Prince William Cannons (1989-1998) before becoming the Cannons.
In 2005 the team changed their name to the Potomac Nationals

Pittsburgh Pirates (1984-1996)
New York Yankees (1987-1993)
Chicago White Sox (1994-1996)
St Louis Cardinals (1997-2002)
Cincinnati Reds (2003-2004)
Washington Nationals (2005 -   )

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

New York Mets

Oct 1, 1969 Baltimore, Md
NY Mets World Champions
found on Flickriver
Jul 13, 1986 New York - Rusty Staub
April 11, 1987 St Louis, Mo - MHP Mets Milestones
25th anniversary of the New York Mets inaugural game
April 23, 1987 Pittsburgh, Pa - MHP Mets Milestones
25th anniversary of the New York Mets first victory
April 17, 1989
Shea Stadium 25th Anniversary
Home Opening Day the Mets defeat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-2, to bring their record to 4-7
Gateway Silk cachet
March 18, 1989 NYC Baseball Spectacular
Salute to the 1969 Mets and the 150th Anniversary of baseball
Zaso silk cachet
April 4, 1994 Flushing, NY - Mets 1969 25th anniversary Opening Day
Sep 24, 1994 Flushing, NY
25th anniversary - Mets clinch Eastern Divison
October 6, 1994 Flushing, NY
25th anniversary Mets become National League Champions
1994 - 25th Anniversary World Champions
set of 4 covers by Robert Patlen (thermographed and paste-on cachet) commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the New York Mets 1969 World Championship team, highlighting 4 historic days in the 1969 season...
10 sets were produced...