Now, I have said for quite some time that Tim Lincecum, the "franchise" on the San Francisco Giants has deserved to win the CYA. Yesterday, he did. He is one of four pitchers to win the Cy Young in two seasons, joining Bret Saberhagen, Doc Gooden, and Fernando Valenzuela. He led the National League in K's, K's per nine, hits allowed per nine, adjusted ERA+, came second in ERA, second in win percentage, second in wins (on a team that ended the season 72-90), third in innings, and eighth
The picture at left in my blog page is Jackie Robinson running the football at UCLA. He also ran track and did the triple and long jumps in his baseball uniform between innings. He is one of the greatest people of all time.
"A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives."
- Jackie Robinson
I have authentic baseball from the Evangeline League with the signature of Robert Barton, who is my uncle. He was a left hand pitcher signed by the St. Louis Browns in 1941/42, served in the army in 43. I'm certain he did not play for the Browns. I would like to know if in fact he played for this league or other farm teams associated with the Browns. Is there a book/rooster that could give me this info?. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
So, its been quite awhile since I've posted anything to this blog. I'm sorry about that, but there's not much to really do when you start getting caught up in the MLB regular season and you keep forgetting.
Anyway, I've come up with a rather unusual realignment plan for MLB divisions. I'm not serious about this at all, but I figured I'd post this anyway.
American League East:
The Men That Cooperstown Forgot, written by Baseball Fever member Carl E. Watts, will soon be available. The book covers the history of major league baseball from the birth of the game in 1846. Thirty players no longer on the BBWAA voting panel but still eligible through the Veterans Committee are profiled.
The book relates the game chronilogically with an emphasis on the men profiled. Most of the pictures in the book are courtesy of this website.
Updated 09-24-2008 at 04:54 PM by jalbright