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June 23, 2011 | E-mail | Comments (0) | Comment RSSRSS comment feed

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Mr. Cub Reaches 717

On this date, June 23, 1961 Ernie Banks would end his consecutive games played total at 717 games. He remains till this day on the list of top 15 players to hold a record for consecutive games played. (See list below from Baseball Almanac)

 

 

 

 

Consecutive Games Played Record

09-20-1998 Cal Ripken, Jr. Lineup Card

Official Score Card Without Cal Ripken, Jr.
(End of Streak)

 

Most Games Played Listed First

 

Name # First Game Last Game Rank

Cal Ripken, Jr.

2,632

05-30-1982

09-19-1998

1.

Lou Gehrig

2,130

06-01-1925

04-30-1939

2.

Everett Scott

1,307

06-20-1916

05-05-1925

3.

Steve Garvey

1,207

09-03-1975

07-29-1983

4.

Miguel Tejada

1,152

06-01-2000

06-21-2007

5.

Billy Williams

1,117

09-22-1963

09-02-1970

6.

Joe Sewell

1,103

09-13-1922

04-30-1930

7.

Stan Musial

895

04-15-1952

08-23-1957

8.

Eddie Yost

829

04-30-1949

05-11-1955

9.

Gus Suhr

822

09-11-1931

06-04-1937

10.

Nellie Fox

798

08-08-1955

09-03-1960

11.

Pete Rose

745

09-02-1978

08-23-1983

12.

Dale Murphy

740

09-26-1981

07-08-1986

13.

Richie Ashburn

730

06-07-1950

04-13-1955

14.

Ernie Banks

717

08-28-1956

06-22-1961

15.

Names

# First Game Last Game Rank

Consecutive Games Played

Ernie Banks played his entire career with the Chicago Cubs. He started out his career on a high note becoming the Major League record holder for most consecutive games played after his debut, playing 424 consecutive games. This record would hold strong until 2005 when it was broken by Hideki Matsui who ended his streak at 518 games in 2006. Loved by fans at Wrigley Field, Mr. Cub became one of the first players to win back to back MVP awards in 1958 & 1959.

 

 

 

June 23, 2011 | E-mail | Comments (0) | Comment RSSRSS comment feed

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Baseball Hall of Fame, Part 2

Here are some of our favorite pictures from our tour of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. 

 

Ready to make the trip to Cooperstown?

 

 

 

June 22, 2011 | E-mail | Comments (0) | Comment RSSRSS comment feed

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And The Winner Is...

...Tariq.  Our friends over at SLAM selected his Iverson memory as their favorite so the Sixers Windbreaker is his.  Here's what Tariq had to say:

I had always appreciated Allen Iverson, but I think the moment that made him my favorite player was when he cried after being eliminated by the Charlotte Hornets in 2000. I’ve seen players cry (most recently Bosh). I just felt that at that moment, AI didn’t want anyone to see him weep, but he just couldn’t help it. That made the run to the Finals and the MVP the very next year extremely satisfying for me. Of course, I don’t know Allen Iverson and the way I interpreted that moment may be very different from how he actually felt, but that’s sports fandom, isn’t it?

Congratulations Tariq. 

Don't forget to pick up the 150th SLAM.  It's money well spent.

June 22, 2011 | E-mail | Comments (0) | Comment RSSRSS comment feed

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Baseball Hall of Fame Part 1

If you don't follow us on twitter (why don't you? mitchell_ness) you missed out on some images from our two day trip to Cooperstown, NY and the wonderful Baseball Hall of Fame.  We spent the past couple of days touring the museum, doing research and hanging out with some of the folks who make the Hall of Fame the amazing place that it is.  We will share more images shortly, but here are some of the ones that we sent via twitter.

 

1950 Dick Sisler Phillies Jacket

Casey Stengel 1960's Mets Jacket

 

Sparky Anderson Tigers Jacket, including the mysterious orange dot


1959 Duke Snider Jacket


Hank Aaron, April 8, 1974


1946 Braves Satin Jersey


Stan Musial Locker


Yankees # 3 Display


1897 Reds Jersey

As you can see we saw some great stuff.  Check back later for more.  And if you've never been to the Hall of Fame, go.  Now.

June 22, 2011 | E-mail | Comments (0) | Comment RSSRSS comment feed

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