Monday, April 29, 2013

TTM Success Frankie De La Cruz (4/29/2013)

Frankie De La Cruz
Frankie De La Cruz signed 5/5 of my cards sent C/o the Nashville Sounds. He is a right handed relief pitcher. He was born March 12, 1984 in Santo Domingo, DR.

Birthday Boys 4/29/2013

Billy Petrick
Billy Petrick is a former MLB baseball player who spent his MLB career with the Chicago Cubs. In 2011 he was the Opening Day starter for the 2011 Frontier League Champion Joliet Slammers. He has pitched elsewhere in Indy ball. He is 6'7 and a RHP and is 29 today.
Kelly Shoppach
Kelly Brian Shoppach is an American professional baseball catcher, who plays for the Seattle Mariners. He has previously played for the Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Tampa Bay Rays and New York Mets. He is 33 today.
Jake Renshaw
Jake Renshaw: Renshaw was a 10th round draft pick out of Ventura College by the Chicago Cubs in 2006. He was originally drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 26th round in 2004 but did not sign. Renshaw spent two years with the Cubs organization and pitched two years at the high-A level with the Orioles organization. The crafty right hander put up excellent numbers in 2010 in the Golden Baseball league as he posted a 2.39 ERA in 16 appearances. He is 27 today

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Birthday Boys 4/28/2013

John Gaub
John Gaub is a Minor League baseball player for the St. Louis Cardinals. He has pitched in the MLB for the Chicago Cubs. He has played in the Tampa Rays, and Rangers organizations upon others. He is LHP and is 28 today.
Luis Quinones is a former MLB Infielder for the Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, and the Minnesota Twins. He is a Minor League Coach in the Detroit Tigers Organization and has coached elsewhere. He is 51 years old today.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Birthday Boys 4/26/2013

Kosuke Fukudome
Kosuke Fukudome:
Kosuke Fukudome is a Japanese OF currently for the Hanshin Tigers of Japan. He had a 5 year career in Japan mainly with the Cubs including his 2008 Rookie/All-Star season smacking a game tying Opening Day Home Run. He played with the Cubs from 2008-2011 The Indians 2011-2011 The White Sox 2012-2012 and Yankees in 2012. He bats L and throws R. He is 36 today.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

TDIBH 4/25/2013

This day in baseball history Rick Monday rescued the American Flag from being burned on the field.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Birthday Boys 4/24/2013

Birthdays in Baseball
Welington Castillo
Welington Castillo:
Welington Andres Castillo is currently the Starting Catcher for Chicago Cubs. He is one of the best defensive Catchers in the game. He played in the 2008 Futures All-Star Game for World. He was a 2011 PCL All-Star. He hails from San Isidro, Dominican Republic. He is 26 today.
Ryan Turner
Ryan Turner:
Ryan was the first player ever sign by the Colorado Rockies in their Inaugural Season. He never made the Majors and had a very brief Minor League Career. He made his professional debut in Indy ball and ended at the Rockies AA. He is 44 today.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Birthday Boys 4/22/2013

Birthdays In Baseball
Eric Berger
Eric Berger: Berger missed the 2007 college season due to Tommy John surgery, but was drafted by the Oakland A's in the 9th round of the 2007 amateur draft. He returned to college and was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 8th round of the 2008 amateur draft. He is 27 today
Jimmy Key
Jimmy Key: James Edward "Jimmy" Key is a former left-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Toronto Blue Jays, New York Yankees, and Baltimore Orioles. He is 52 today.
Johnny Orsino
Johnny Orsino: John Joseph Orsino (born April 22, 1938 in Teaneck, New Jersey) is a former Major League Baseball catcher. He was signed by the New York Giants as an amateur free agent before the 1957 season, and played for the San Francisco Giants (1961–1962), Baltimore Orioles (1963–1965), and Washington Senators (1966–1967). He is 75 today.
Tyson Ross
Tyson Ross: Tyson William Ross is an American Major League Baseball pitcher for the San Diego Padres. He attended Bishop O'Dowd High School in Oakland, which is located mere miles away from where he used to play for the Oakland Athletics. He is 26 today. 

TDIBH 4/22/2013

This Day in Baseball History
Chris Bosio:
1993 - Chris Bosio pitches a no-hitter to give the Seattle Mariners a 7 - 0 victory over the Boston Red Sox. Bosio walks the first two batters he faces, then finishes the game by retiring the last 27 Red Sox in a row. He strikes out four in his 97-pitch gem.
Christopher Louis Bosio is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Milwaukee Brewers and Seattle Mariners from 1986 to 1996 and a current major league pitching coach for the Chicago Cubs

Saturday, April 20, 2013

TDIBH 4/20/2013

This day in baseball history
Jeff Reardon
Relief pitcher Jeff Reardon announces his retirement. His 367 career saves rank him second on the all-time list at that time.

Birthday Boys 4/20/2013

Kyler Burke

Kyler Burke:
Kyler is a Minor Leaguer in the Chicago Cubs organization. He has converted from a OF to a LHP during the 2011 offseason. He was a 1st round draft pick from the San Diego Padres to the Cubs in the 2007 Season for Michael Barrett. He was the Cubs 2009 Minor League hitter of the year. He is 25 today.

Todd Hollandsworth
Todd Hollandsworth:
He was the 1996 NL ROY. Todd Mathew Hollandsworth is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. He played with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Colorado Rockies, Texas Rangers, Florida Marlins, Chicago Cubs, Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, and Cincinnati Reds. He is 40 today

Friday, April 19, 2013

Birthday Boys 4/19/2013

Alberto Callaspo

Alberto Callaspo:
Alberto José Callaspo is a Venezuelan baseball second baseman and third baseman for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He is 30.

George Sherrill
George Sherrill:
George Friederich Sherrill, also known as "The Brim Reaper", "Flat Breezy", and "Duckbill", is a Major League Baseball relief pitcher. He is 36. 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Birthday Boys 4/18/2013

Alberto Gonzalez
Alberto Gonzalez:
Alberto Ramón González is a Venezuelan professional baseball infielder for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball. He has played for the New York Yankees, Washington Nationals, San Diego Padres and Texas Rangers. He is 30 today.
Dennis Rasmussen
Dennis Rasmussen:
Dennis Lee Rasmussen is a former starting pitcher for Major League Baseball's San Diego Padres, New York Yankees, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs and Kansas City Royals. He batted and threw left-handed. He is 54 today.
Mike Parisi
Mike Parisi:
Michael Richard Parisi is a right-handed pitcher. Parisi is the second Major League Baseball player to hail from Sachem High School in Lake Ronkonkoma, New York on Long Island. He is 30 today.
Marcos Mateo
Marcos Mateo:
Acquired by the Chicago Cubs from the Cincinnati Reds on Aug. 30, 2007 for OF Buck Coats. ... Signed by the Reds as a non-drafted free agent on June 24, 2004. ... Missed the 2012 season after injuring his right forearm during a Spring Training game. ... Made his Major League debut on Aug. 9, 2010. He is 29 today.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Birthday Boys 4/16/2013

Albert Almora
Albert Almora:
He was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 1st round (6th pick) of the 2012 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft. He was stuck on the option of playing baseball for the University of Miami but signed a contract worth $3.9 million with the Cubs. He is 19 today.
Jin-Young Kim
Jin-Young Kim:
Pitcher Jin-young Kim was timed at 92 mph when an amateur. He signed with the Chicago Cubs in early 2010 for a $1.2 million bonus. He made his pro debut with the 2011 Boise Hawks on June 19 against the Eugene Emeralds. He started but lasted only four innings, with four hits, three runs, three walks and no strikeouts in taking the loss. He is 21 today.

TDIBH 4/16/2013

This Day in Baseball History
Burt Hooton:
April 16, 1972: Cubs right-hander Burt Hooton, a 22-year-old rookie at the time, throws a no-hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies at Wrigley Field. He threw his no-hitter in his fourth MLB game with the Cubs. 41 years ago today.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Jackie Robinson Day

Since today is Jackie Robinson day I will show cards of two guys that were benefited by his re-braking of the color barrier. Two negro league stars that came to organized ball.
Frank Evans:
Frank Evans was a professional baseball player in the Negro leagues. He played for Birmingham Black Barons, Memphis Red Sox, Kansas City Monarchs, Detroit Stars, Cleveland Buckeyes, Philadelphia Stars among others, He was a long time Coach and Scout for the Louisville Red Birds. He has a successful baseball career which began in 1937 as a teenager. He passed away on August 3, 2012 in Opelika, Alabama when he was 90 years old.
Herb 'Briefcase' Simpson:
Simpson played for the Double-A Texas League Albuquerque Dukes in 1952, 1953, and 1954. While with the Dukes he hit .331 with 16 homers from the left side.  He had 76 doubles while in Albuquerque. But since this is Jackie Robinson day I should not leave out that he played in the Negro Leagues with the Seattle Steelheads and the Chicago American Giants making him one of those who paved the way for dark skin players to find their way on to a MLB team. Thank you Herb.

Birthday Boys 4/15/2013

Chris Tillman:
Christopher Steven Tillman is a right handed starting pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles. Chris made his MLB debut on 7/29/09 in his age 21 season. According to Baseball America, he was Baltimore's second best prospect, behind only Matt Wieters before entering the MLB. He is 25 today.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

TDIBH 4/14/13

This day in baseball history
Jim Bunning:

1968- Today Jim Bunning's first win with Pittsburgh, (3-0) at Los Angeles, is also his 40th career shutout and is the game where he receives his 1,000th N.L. strikeout, making him the first pitcher since Hall of Fame Pitcher Cy Young to have recorded 1,000 K's in each league. Jim Bunning went on to become a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame (Classs of 1996) and a member of US Congress.
Lee Smith:
1993- After establishing the all-time career major league record last night (4/13/93) with his 358th save, St. Louis Cardinals reliever Lee Smith breaks the National League mark recording his 301st save in the National League setting a Senior Circuit record.

Birthday Boys 4/14/1013

Its a lazy Sunday so that means no mail and I am not going to any games so here is who was born today:
Pete Rose:
Many of you know Pete Rose for his scandalous end to his career therefore never letting him in to the much deserved Cooperstown Hall of Fame. You probably knew he put up HOF numbers but hid you know he was a 16x All-Star, 2x Golden Glove Award Winner, a Silver Slugger, and the Rookie of The Year, among his other notable accomplishments, and most of all a true hustler giving him the nickname Charlie Hustle. He is 72 today.
Marty Keough:
Marty played for six teams throughout his MLB career. He is the brother of Joe Keough and the father of Matt Keough. Marty played from 1956 through 1966 while playing for the Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Washington Senators, Cincinnati Reds, Atlanta Braves, and Chicago Cubs the left handed outfielder is 79 today.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Cubs Game 4/13/2013

Just got back from the Cubs game with 3 very nice guys on 5 cards. Here they are:

 Carlos Villanueva P #33
Carlos Villanueva P #33
Hisinori Takahashi P #47 
Edwin Jackson P #36
Edwin Jackson P #36

Jackson's Autos is here

Hey guys Its Jackson Traylor the autograph assassin. You might know me as jicketts from my YouTube videos. I made this page to show my autographs (explicitly baseball) to other collectors and to share my knowledge on obtaining sigs. I will not trade or sell any of my cards so please don't ask. I will post as I get new autographs and post previously obtained ones just to show. Let me know if you have any questions.