Bet you couldn’t hit this
- The $100,000 Infield
Spending my first weekend in Gloucester, MA, I was curious who was from or lived here. I saw Sterling Hayden’s name and immediately got giddy that this place is the home of some interesting people. For those that don’t know, Sterling Hayden was an absolute BADASS who served for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during WWII earning a Silver Star for gallantry in the Balkans and a Bronze Arrow Device for parachuting into Croatia. Turns out, another interesting person named Stuffy McInnes lived there. Stuffy was a member the Philadelphia Athletics and the famed $100,000 infield where he was the starting at first-base.
Beside the likes of second-baseman Eddie Collins, shortstop Jack Barry, and third-baseman Frank Baker, the nickname is a result of their value on the team. For the 1914 season, historians claim this was the most well-rounded infield of all time. They won four ALCS’s in five years 1910, 1911, 1913, and 1914, going on to win the World Series in three of them losing in 1914 (will have individual features for each at a later date).
(Sources: Baseball Reference and Baseball HOF)
#History #Baseball #Infield #Philly #SABR #Athletics #ALCS #ALDS #WorldSeries
Wait, What Just Happened?
Do you think this was ruled correctly?
Summertime Where You Been? ☀️
Just Gonna Send It 😂
Boys at the University of Southern Idaho were having some fun on the field after some heavy rain.
Winter Ball has arrived. ❄️ -
What is the worst weather you’ve ever played in?
Assorted Toronto Blue Jays rally towels from 2015 and 2016. .
The first rally towel is from the 2015 home opener, which was the first Blue Jays home opener that I ever attended. Unfortunately, the game was a bit of a dud and the Blue Jays lost to the Rays by a score of 2-1. .
The second towel is from Game 2 of the 2015 ALDS against Texas. Now, in full disclosure, I watched this game from the hotel inside the Rogers Centre, so I didn’t actually get a towel at the game, but because I’m into collecting Blue Jays memorabilia from games I attended, I bought one on eBay after the game. The Blue Jays lost Game 2 by a score of 6-4 in 14 innings, putting them down 2-0 in the series before they rallied to win the series 3-2. .
The third towel is from the 2016 home opener. The Blue Jays lost to the Red Sox that day in frustrating fashion, by blowing a 7-2 lead and losing 8-7. .
The fourth towel is from the 2016 AL Wild Card game, which the Blue Jays won 5-3 over Baltimore in thrilling fashion as Edwin Encarnacion hit arguably one of the most famous home runs in team history in the 11th inning. .
The fifth towel is from Game 3 of the 2016 ALDS against Texas, which the Blue Jays won 7-6 in 10 innings thanks to the “Donaldson Dash,” and the Blue Jays swept and eliminated Texas from the postseason. .
The sixth towel is from Game 2 of the ALCS in Cleveland, in which the Blue Jays lost 2-1 and fell behind 2-0 in the series in the process. I was initially hesitant to put a “pro-Cleveland” towel amongst my Blue Jays items, but it was a giveaway at a Blue Jays playoff game that I attended, so I opted to hang it up with the others. .
#Toronto #BlueJays #SportsMemorabilia #RallyTowel #RallyTowels #Playoff #Playoffs #HomeOpener #The6ix #TheSix #6ix #ALDS #ALCS #Baseball
Watch Your Lips 😳
Has this ever happened to you?
This is what teammates are for 😂
When your playing against your friend 😂😂
Protect the field from bananas at all costs‼️😂
ʜᴀᴘᴘʏ ʙɪʀᴛʜᴅᴀʏʏʏ ᴅᴀᴅ! ᴛʜᴀɴᴋs ғᴏʀ ᴀʟᴡᴀʏs ʙᴇɪɴɢ ᴛʜᴇʀᴇ ғᴏʀ ᴍᴇ, ᴀɴᴅ ᴘɪᴄᴋɪɴɢ ᴍᴇ ᴜᴘ ᴡʜᴇɴ ᴛʜɪɴɢs ᴀʀᴇɴ’ᴛ ɢᴏɪɴɢ sᴏ ᴡᴇʟʟ. ᴛʜᴀɴᴋs ғᴏʀ ᴛʜᴇ ᴄᴏɴsᴛᴀɴᴛ sᴜᴘᴘᴏʀᴛ ᴀɴᴅ ᴍᴏᴛɪᴠᴀᴛɪᴏɴ. ɪ’ʟʟ ᴄᴏɴᴛɪɴᴜᴇ ғɪɢʜᴛɪɴɢ ғᴏʀ ᴜs ᴇᴠᴇʀʏᴅᴀʏ. ʟᴏᴠᴇ ʏᴏᴜ.
What’s more impressive, the dive or the throw?
Leg down but never stop catching nice memories which r not going to happen again .
They traded a candy bar for a signed baseball 😂
1997 Cleveland Indians American League Champions T-shirt
Condition: Used - Like-New
These kids are having a great time at their Youth Retreat! #alcs
Still repping say less @dukebase
Our blue is best
Based on a true story
Put a glove on his head 😂
TAG someone who would do this
Throwback to when the @redsox
beat the Astros in Houston 😩😍 stadium was absolutely ELECTRIC #ALCS
are family in my household. Ever since my Dad and his wife were able to get season seats @fenwaypark
I have been lucky enough to attend many post seasons. This one was special. This was the view I had for game one vs the Yankees and game two vs the Astros. Next post you’ll see yes I was lucky enough to have this view for the World Series! • • •
#redsox #alcs #alds #views #worldseries #seasonseats #secondhome