Monday Baseball Motivation


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Joe DiMaggio in 1941

A person always doing his or her best becomes a natural leader, just by example.
– Joe DiMaggio

In this stressful time, keep in mind that you are doing your best. No need to add extra stress to our lives by being hard on ourselves. We’re all helping out in our own way – working from home, helping others, or just staying inside and weathering the storm.

We got this!

~ baseballrebecca

 

 

Best of the Week: 3/29/2020 – 4/4/2020


The Best of the Week was the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame’s announcement that they would be producing a Dr. Anthony Fauci bobblehead! The Bobble Hall is taking orders now and expect to begin shipping them in July. In addition, they will donate $5 from everyone they sell to the American Hospital Association’s 100 Million Mask Challenge.

Maybe its not quite baseball-related, but it will forever remind me of the 2020 baseball season. He’ll have a special place of honor on my bobblehead shelf, perhaps next to Spider-Manny and Trey Iron-Mancini!

~ baseballrebecca

 

 

 

 

Stat-urday, 4/4/2020


Needing stats while in this non-baseball time? I recently stumbled upon an actual, updated page on MLB.com for the “Offseason Leagues.” It appears to have been reorganized with team by team stats for players in the Arizona Fall League, Caribbean Leagues, and the Australian Baseball League. Here is a snapshot of the info for the Orioles’ players participating in those leagues in 2019 and early 2020:

BATTERS CLUB LEAGUE AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI OBP SLG OPS
Alberto, Hanser GIG LIDOM 0.322 43 171 16 55 9 0 1 16 0.366 0.392 0.758
Canelo, Malquin TOR LIDOM 0.256 19 43 6 11 1 0 0 2 0.319 0.279 0.598
Cervenka, Martin GDD AFL 0.212 14 52 6 11 4 0 1 9 0.241 0.346 0.587
Clare, Chris PER ABL 0.283 32 113 31 32 11 0 0 15 0.383 0.381 0.764
Feliz, Anderson TOR LIDOM 0.164 26 67 2 11 0 1 0 4 0.211 0.194 0.405
McKenna, Ryan GDD AFL 0.344 17 61 16 21 6 3 1 9 0.474 0.590 1.064
Reyes, Jomar LIC LIDOM 0.000 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000
Rifaela, Ademar TOR LIDOM 1.000 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Santander, Anthony ARA LVBP 0.251 53 183 23 46 13 2 5 24 0.322 0.426 0.748
Vielma, Engelb ZUL LVBP 0.235 5 17 1 4 0 0 0 0 0.235 0.235 0.471
Vielma, Engelb ARA LVBP 0.214 5 14 1 3 0 0 0 2 0.214 0.214 0.429
Vielma, Engelb 0.226 10 31 2 7 0 0 0 2 0.226 0.226 0.452
Wilkerson, Stevie GDD AFL 0.282 20 71 8 20 4 0 0 9 0.372 0.338 0.710
Xu, Guiyuan AKL ABL 0.264 35 91 11 24 5 0 0 10 0.343 0.319 0.662
PITCHERS CLUB LEAGUE W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV SVO IP
Almengo, Diogenes ESC LIDOM 4 1 3.04 22 0 0 0 0 3 26.2
Araujo, Pedro AGU LIDOM 2 1 2.79 8 0 0 0 0 0 9.2
Chleborad, Tanner GDD AFL 1 1 1.46 10 0 0 0 0 0 12.1
Erwin, Tyler GDD AFL 0 1 5.40 11 0 0 0 0 2 10
Flaa, Jay GDD AFL 0 1 4.50 11 0 0 0 0 0 12
Gonzalez, Luis EST LIDOM 0 2 #### 9 0 0 0 0 0 7
Grover, Taylor ARA LVBP 0 0 #### 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.1
Infante, Gregory LAG LVBP 2 2 3.86 25 0 0 0 11 12 21
Jimenez, Francisco TOR LIDOM 2 0 2.84 5 0 0 0 0 0 6.1
Lee, Chris GDD AFL 1 1 3.05 6 6 0 0 0 0 20.2
Rodriguez, Yelin CAR PWL 0 0 #### 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
Ysla, Luis MAR LVBP 2 2 4.50 13 8 0 0 0 0 36

There are more stats on the site to study and play with!

Happy Stat-urday!

~ baseballrebecca

 

 

Social Distancing in MLB


Tired of be stuck at home? I think some baseball players are, too:

Some participate in things going around on social media:

Sometimes they tell us what they’re doing, reminisce, or… write poetry?

And some just post pics with great captions:

~ baseballrebecca

 

 

 

 

 

Seattle to Milwaukee


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Seattle Pilots’ logo (image courtesy of Wikipedia)

Fifty years ago today, the Seattle Pilots became the Milwaukee Brewers. Plagued by poor performance, an inadequate stadium, and financial and legal difficulties, many assumed the Pilots would be sold and possibly leave Seattle after the 1969 season. However, by the start of Spring Training in 1970, as the team began training in Tempe, Arizona, no decisions had been made. Soon, however, the Pilots’ owners reached an agreement to sell the team for $9.5 million to a group from Milwaukee, WI, headed by Bud Selig. As Spring Training continued, the Pilots’ ownership issues were worked out by the American League and bankruptcy court.

Finally, on March 31, 1970, a Seattle bankruptcy court ruled that the team’s owners could sell the franchise to Selig’s group and the agreement was finalized on April 1.

~ baseballrebecca

 

 

 

 

Vin Scully in 1955


From ballpark photos to “classic” ballgames to updates from the players themselves, media outlets and social media have been trying to keep us entertained as more and more people in the United States are under “stay at home” orders due to the coronavirus. What have you been up to? And what are some of your favorite shows, posts, articles that have helped you through this “Time of No Baseball”? Let me know and I’ll share them in a future post!

For example, the picture below was recently posted on Twitter by @OldBallparks. Their caption states they don’t know why Vin Scully is sitting in Ebbets Field on a snowy December day. One person joked that he was demonstrating social distancing. Why else would he be out there all alone? Thoughts?

~ baseballrebecca