December 2012 Archives

Blog #42 (Bubba Trammell)

December 26, 2012

This week there is no legal section of the blog.

Now for the Opening Day memory:

Consistent with the spirit of my presenting memories of all types of players--from the notorious Hall of Famers to the players with whom even the more avid baseball fans may not be familiar--Bubba Trammell was a journeyman right handed power hitting outfielder who played from 1997-2003 with the Detroit Tigers, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, New York Mets, San Diego Padres and the New York Yankees. He was an inaugural member of the expansion 1998 Devil Rays. His best season by far was with the Padres in 2001 when he hit 25 home runs and knocked in 92 runs. Here are his Opening Day memories.

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Blog #41 (Dwight "Dewey" Evans)

December 12, 2012

This week there is no legal section of the blog.

This week's memory is from Boston Red Sox right fielder Dwight ("Dewey") Evans. Dwight played for the Red Sox for 19 years (1972-1990) before closing out his career with the Baltimore Orioles in 1991. He wore number 24 in honor of his idol Willie Mays. He was a very good hitter and a great fielder with an exceptional arm (he won 8 Gold Gloves). His two best seasons were the 1981 strike shortened season when he led the American League in total bases and tied for the league lead in home runs and 1987 when, at the age of 35, he hit .305 with 34 home runs and 123 runs batted in. He finished with 385 lifetime home runs (4 of which came on Opening Days) and was the only player to hit 20 or more home runs in every year of the 1980s. From 1980-1989, he hit more home runs than any other American League player. He is second on the Red Sox in games played (behind only Carl Yastrzemski) and was elected to the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2000. Here is his most memorable Opening Day experience.

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