#62 The Restart

Today is August 1, 2020.  We are about a week into the restart of professional baseball, or I guess, more accurately referred to as Opening Day of the 2020 Major League Baseball season, a season that will go down as unlike any other.  At this point it is anyone’s guess if the baseball season, nowContinue reading “#62 The Restart”

#61 Uncle Jimmy

No, not that Uncle Jimmy; this is about a different Uncle Jimmy; the Uncle Jimmy you would wish for. So what do Bobby Lillis, Bill Monbuquette, Johnny Werhas and Gene Conley have in common?  That’s right, Uncle Jimmy. – Bobby Lillis was drafted by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1951.  He did not make the bigContinue reading “#61 Uncle Jimmy”

#60 The Cut-out Fans and the Cut up season

The next story was actually supposed to be #59, a glimpse of the career of Laura Baugh, a female professional golfer from Long Beach who grew up with Marijane.  Given the sudden intervention of the Major League Baseball season, I have elected to put Laura on hold for a minute and skip ahead to theContinue reading “#60 The Cut-out Fans and the Cut up season”

#54 The Season of 37%

The what? That’s right.  Get used to it.  From now until October we will be dividing everything by .37… 60 games; Today, at last a decision was made by all of the powers that be.  Major league baseball will head back to Spring (?) training by July 1st and professional baseball will resume by JulyContinue reading “#54 The Season of 37%”

#46 Rick Monday

Today is June 6th.  It is the 76th anniversary of D-Day; the invasion of Normandy.  D-Day, 1946 marked the largest air, land and sea invasion in history.  150,000 allied troops arrived on the beaches of Western Europe.  It was the turning point in World War II.  It allowed the allies to gain a foothold inContinue reading “#46 Rick Monday”

#36 Tony Gwynn

Today would have been Tony Gwynn’s 60th birthday…unfortunately Mr. Padre passed away in 2014. As you know SSOMG has never been a huge Padre fan.  That being said, I probably have watched parts of more than 2,000 Padre games over the last 30 years (maybe more?) since moving to San Diego County. Many of thoseContinue reading “#36 Tony Gwynn”

#20 Pete Rose

Pete Rose will be 80 years old next year. Pete broke into major league baseball at the age of 22 and played for another 23 years, until his retirement in 1986.  Pete Rose is the all-time MLB leader in hits (4,256), games played (3,562), at bats (14,053), singles (3,215), and outs (10,328). He won two Gold Gloves, and madeContinue reading “#20 Pete Rose”

#1 Joe Nuxhall

On June 10th, 1944, Cincinnati Reds pitcher Joe Nuxhall pitched the 9th inning of a very one-sided loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.  The Reds lost the game 18-0.  Joe got two outs, but gave up 5 walks and two hits.  He was pulled after a wild pitch.  It would be his last pitch inContinue reading “#1 Joe Nuxhall”