Tag Archives: Major Leagues

The Bird

“Mark Fidrych brought baseball back to the people. He made it popular again.” Willie Horton Mark Fidrych won the American League’s Rookie of the Year award in 1976. Fidrych was 19-9 for the Detroit Tigers that season. His 2.34 ERA … Continue reading

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Butch

“You’ve got to relax and realize it’s the pitcher who’s in trouble, not you.” Hitting Coach: Harold “Butch” Wynegar Butch Wynegar caught in the Major Leagues for some 13 years. In 1976, at age 20, Butch became the first ever … Continue reading

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Late Bloomer

“The failure that I’ve gone through makes me appreciate the moments of success much more. Jake Arrieta Jake Arrieta won last year’s National League Cy Young award with a record of 22-6 and a 1.77 ERA. Arrieta had an incredible … Continue reading

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The Pittsburgh Kid

“We have great coaches and Maz. I want to become one of the top second baseman in baseball.” Neil Walker Neil Walker learned to play second base at the Major League level. Neil Walker is a Pittsburgh native who was … Continue reading

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The Claw

“I’ll never take for granted the opportunity to put on a Dodger uniform.” Clayton Kershaw Clayton Kershaw is 28 years old and a three-time Cy Young Award winner. Kershaw is a five-time All-Star who won the National League’s Most Valuable … Continue reading

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Mr Baseball

“I had slumps that lasted into the winter!” Bob Uecker Bob Uecker played in the Major Leagues for parts of six seasons with the Braves, Cardinals and Phillies. Uecker was the Cardinals back-up catcher to Tim McCarver when the Cardinals … Continue reading

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Junior

“I’m trying to get hits. The home runs will come and sometimes in bunches.” Ken Griffey Jr. Ken Griffey Jr. belted 630 home runs in his 20 plus seasons of playing Major League Baseball. Jr. was a 13 time All-Star … Continue reading

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