Rod Carew Gets 3,000 Hits!

On August 4, 1985 Rod Carew gets his 3000th hit!

Rod Carew played in the Major Leagues from 1967 - 1985 playing with only two teams - Minnesota Twins & California Angels. Throughout his nineteen year career he has made it to the All-Star game fifteen times.

"The astonishing thing about (Rod) Carew is that he hits everybody. You think you spot a weakness in him, and it may work for 3 or 4 at-bats, but then he catches on and its bang-bang-bang all over again." - Orioles Hitting Coach Jim Frey

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This Day in History: June 9, 1985

This would mark the first time that the Lakers would beat the Celtics to win the Championship!
The Lakers had previously attempted to beat the Celtics 8 times before finally winning 111 - 100.



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On This Day in History....


On May 11, 1985, Dave Concepcion became the 4th Cincinnati Red teammate to get 2,000 hits. Other players include Pete Rose, Tony Perez and Cesar Cedeno.

David Ismael Concepcion Benitez, better known as Dave Concepcion, was born on June 17, 1948 in Ocumare de la Costa, Aragua State, Venezuela. He was signed by the Cincinnati Reds as an amateur free agent in 1967. Concepcion made his debut on April 6, 1970, later to become one of Cincinnati baseball’s more popular shortstops. He perfected the one-bounce throw to first base on the astroturf. Originally drafted as a pitcher, he was famous for a great throwing arm. 

In 1974, Concepcion enjoyed his best overall season, batting .281, with 14 HR, 82 RBI, as well as winning his first Gold Glove Award. By 1975, Concepcion joined Pete Rose, Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan, Tony Perez, Ken Griffey, George Foster and Cesar Geronimo in the famous “Great Eight” staring lineup of The Big Red Machine that would lead the Reds to win the next two World Series titles.

Concepcion played for the Reds from 1970-1988, with his final game being on September 15, 1988. On August 25, 2007, the Cincinnati Reds retired jersey number 13 in honor of Concepcion’s contributions to the team.

“They way he helped us, the way he played the game, on offense and defense. He played shortstop for us and he could run very well. He helped us in lots of ways. I [saw] a lot of shortstops in my career, and Davey was one of the best. He ranks right up there with the best.” -  Tony Perez.

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This Date In History

If you're a regular reader of the Mitchell & Ness blog & facebook page then you already know that today is the 25th Anniversary of the 1985 NBA All Star Game.  Since we've already given you the info on this being MJ's All Star debut, let's focus on what else happened on this day at the Hoosier Dome.

  • 43,146 people attended, making it the most attended NBA All Star Game to that date. That record was broken in 1990 when the game was played at the Houston Astrodome and will be crushed this year in Dallas at Cowboys Stadium.
  • The West won the game, 140 - 129,  behind Houston's Ralph Sampson and his MVP performance of 24 points and 10 rebounds.  Magic Johnson was the second leading scorer for the West with 21 points and an amazing 15 assists.  For the East, Isiah Thomas tossed in 22 points and Larry Bird had 21.
  • The East squad was coached by KC Jones while Pat Riley led the West to the victory.
  • Michael Jordan contributed the games first basket and rebound.
  • The game was tied at halftime and the West led by five at the end of the 3rd quarter.
  • Most minutes played - Moses Malone (33).  Fewest minutes played - Robert Parish (10).

Check out this video which includes introductions of both squads.  Check out the warm-ups!  Our votes for favorites go to the Bucks and Jazz.  Your thoughts?

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What You've Been Waiting For

 Michael Jordan Collection: 1985 All Star Game Jersey

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