Hispanic Heritage Month 2019


Image result for mlb ponle acento shirtWe can’t let Hispanic Heritage Month end without acknowledging the contributions of Hispanics and Latinos to our favorite game. MLB did a good job with their Hispanic Heritage Month video this year – though I still want to know where I can get a “Ponle Acento” t-shirt. They really should sell them – they like making money.

Check out the “Ponle Acento 2019” video below – in both Spanish and English:

 

~ baseballrebecca

 

 

 

 

 

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Best of the Week: 10/6/2019 – 10/12/2019


Best of the Week: Howie Kendrick!

And Nats announcers’ reaction:

~ baseballrebecca

Stat-urday, 10/12/2019


Since Brian Roberts just celebrated his 42nd birthday, here are his career stats:

Year Team (Level) G PA AB H HR RBI BA OBP
1999 Delmarva Shorebirds (A) 47 201 167 40 0 21 0.240 0.347
2000 GFL Orioles (Rookie) 9 37 29 9 1 3 0.310 0.432
Frederick Keys (A) 48 198 163 49 0 16 0.301 0.403
2001 Rochester Redwings (AAA) 44 190 161 43 1 12 0.267 0.376
Bowie Baysox (AA) 22 95 81 24 1 7 0.296 0.366
Baltimore Orioles 75 292 273 69 2 17 0.253 0.284
2002 Rochester (AAA) 78 359 313 86 3 30 0.275 0.361
Baltimore Orioles 38 149 128 29 1 11 0.227 0.308
2003 Baltimore Orioles 112 512 460 124 5 41 0.270 0.337
Ottawa Lynx (AAA) 44 211 178 56 0 15 0.315 0.401
2004 Baltimore Orioles 159 734 641 175 4 53 0.273 0.344
2005 Baltimore Orioles 143 640 561 176 18 73 0.314 0.387
2006 Baltimore Orioles 138 629 563 161 10 55 0.286 0.347
Bowie (AA) 2 7 5 1 0 0 0.200 0.429
2007 Baltimore Orioles 156 716 621 180 12 57 0.290 0.377
2008 Baltimore Orioles 155 704 611 181 9 57 0.296 0.378
2009 Baltimore Orioles 159 717 632 179 16 79 0.283 0.356
2010 Baltimore Orioles 59 261 230 64 4 15 0.278 0.354
GCL Orioles (Rookie) 5 17 15 8 0 0 0.533 0.588
Bowie (AA) 3 14 14 6 0 3 0.429 0.429
2011 Baltimore Orioles 39 178 163 36 3 19 0.221 0.273
2012 Bowie (AA) 7 21 16 4 1 3 0.250 0.381
Delmarva (A) 2 6 5 1 0 0 0.200 0.333
Norfolk Tides (AAA) 5 23 21 5 0 1 0.238 0.304
Baltimore Orioles 17 74 66 12 0 5 0.182 0.233
Aberdeen IronBirds (short-season A) 1 5 4 0 0 0 0.000 0.200
2013 Baltimore Orioles 77 296 265 66 8 39 0.249 0.312
Norfolk (AAA) 4 15 13 3 0 1 0.231 0.333
2014 New York Yankees 91 348 317 75 5 21 0.237 0.300
MLB (14 seasons) 1418 6250 5531 1527 97 542 0.276 0.347
Minors (9 seasons) 321 1399 1185 335 7 112 0.283 0.377
All Levels (16 Seasons) 1739 7649 6716 1862 104 654 0.277 0.352

Happy Stat-urday!

~ baseballrebecca

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday to… All of You


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Yoenis Cespedes in 2015. Photo by Arturo Pardavila III (via Wikipedia)

Yesterday was Brian Roberts’ birthday and today is the birthday of several former and current major leaguers. I generally peruse the list of players born on various days, but it seems like October 10 is a popular birthday for many players. Here are just a few players who are celebrating today (you can see the full list at Baseball-Reference.com):

  • Brad Ziegler (1979)
  • Troy Tulowitzki (1984)
  • Yoenis Cespedes (1985)
  • Andrew McCutchen (1986)
  • Jeurys Familia (1989)
  • Kolten Wong (1990)

Happy birthday, guys, you should all get together and have one big party!

~ baseballrebecca

It’s B-Rob’s B-Day!


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Brian Roberts in 2006. Photo by Keith Allison, via Wikipeida

Happy 42nd birthday to former Baltimore Oriole, Brian Roberts! B-Rob played for the Orioles from 2001 to 2013 and for the New York Yankees in 2014. He was an All-Star twice (2005 and 2007) and the AL stolen base leader in 2007. Currently, he is an Orioles broadcaster.

What I remember most about Roberts’ career with the Orioles is his stints on the DL with concussions. What I didn’t know was that ate the age of 5, he had open heart surgery to repair the congenital heart defect, atrial septal defect. This did not seem to affect his playing career, however, as he played baseball for the University of North Carolina, where his father, Mike Roberts, was head coach. (After Mike was fired in 1998, Brian transferred to the University of South Carolina.) Roberts was drafted by the Orioles in the first round of the 1999 MLB draft and made his MLB debut in 2001.

Interestingly, Wikipedia spends a lot of time cataloging Roberts’ various injuries and time spent on the DL:

  • 2005:
    • Dislocated his shoulder on September 20 in a collision with Yankees’ player Bubba Crosby at first base. Out the remainder of the season.
  • 2006:
    • Spent the early part of May on the 15-day DL
  • 2010:
    • Missed much of Spring Training with a herniated disc in his lower back
    • On the 15-day DL effective April 10 after suffering an abdominal strain stealing second base. Missed 84 games.
    • Suffered a concussion on September 27 “after he hit himself in the head with his baseball bat out of frustration”
  • 2011:
    • Suffered another concussion on May 16 after sliding headfirst into first base, hitting the back of his head; out for the rest of the 2011 season and did not return to the Orioles until June 12, 2012.
  • 2012:
    • Suffered a groin strain on July 3
    • Underwent season-ending hip surgery on July 29
  • 2013:
    • In Spring Training, announced he was free of post-concussion syndrome caused by his 2011 concussion
    • On April 4 (the third game of the season), ruptured a tendon behind his right knee was stealing second base. Placed on the 15-day DL.

At least he was healthy 2001 through most of 2006, and again until 2010.

Happy Birthday, B-Rob. Stay well.

~ baseballrebecca