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The No. 8 Most Quotable Figure in Baseball History

June 14, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

There are few nicknames in all of sports better than Mr. October. The very nature of the moniker keeps Reginald Martinez Jackson in the conversation of the best Big Game performers, and his status in the lexicon of Great Yankees is assured. Coming out of Arizona State, Reggie was drafted 2nd overall by the Kansas […]

No. 9 Most Quotable Figure in Baseball History

May 6, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

No. 9  George “Sparky” Anderson (42 quotations) Umpire Al Clark once said, “I refuse to call a 47-year-old, white-haired man Sparky.” Although he looked like the father of Steve Martin, it was his fiery play that earned him the nickname Sparky while playing in the minor leagues. He moved up through the ranks of the […]

No. 10 Most Quotable Figure in Baseball History

May 3, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

In the first of a 10-part series, I’ll look at the ten most quotable baseball figures in baseball history. The list includes one owner, three players-turned-announcers, and five players-turned-managers.  So longevity has a lot to do with it. Late Show host David Letterman had enough quotes to crack the list, but since he’s not directly […]

1980 AL Cy Young Race Revisited

March 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Mike Norris celebrates his 56th birthday on March 19. He was the runner-up for the 1980 Cy Young Award in which he and Baltimore starter Steve Stone compiled career years, but did he deserve to win the award? Player Background Mike Norris was a 1st round pick by Oakland in the 1973 draft and made his debut […]

20 Years in Baseball

March 14, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

There’s nothing quite like publishing a book a decade to put your life into perspective. I didn’t intend to become a compiler of quotations. It was an accident. Back in 1990, I was just out of college, semi-unemployed, and trying to make my way in LA. I was in between futile attempts at writing movie scripts, so […]