March 2013 Archives

Blog #48 (Brian Doyle)

March 20, 2013

This week there is no legal section of the blog.

Now for the Opening Day memory:

Brian Doyle was a little known reserve infielder for the New York Yankees from 1978-1980 who I bet almost all fans of teams other than the Yankees never heard of. Brian had only 32 career regular season hits, one home run and a lifetime batting average of .161. His brother Denny played for the Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies and was more well known. But rest assured knowledgeable middle aged and older Yankee fans certainly remember Brian. When starting All Star second baseman Willie Randolph got hurt and had to miss the 1978 World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers (in which the Yankees prevailed for the second consecutive year), Brian filled in. All he did was hit .438 with 7 hits in 16 at bats, knocked in two and scored 4 runs. He got almost one quarter of the amount

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Blog #47 (Robby Thompson)

March 6, 2013

This week there is no legal section of the blog.

Now for the Opening Day memory:

Robby Thompson played his entire 11 year career for one team--the San Francisco Giants--from 1986-1996. He was a steady second baseman who made two All Star teams (1988 and 1993), won a Silver Slugger award as the best hitter at his position (1993) and won a Gold Glove award as the best fielder at his position that same year. Robby had other interesting career highlights. He played in two National League Championship series against the St. Louis Cardinals in 1987 and the Chicago Cubs in 1989 and hit home runs in both including two in 1989, one of which was a game winner in Game 3 of that series. He also played in the 1989 earthquake World Series against the Oakland A's who, unfortunately for him, swept his Giants. His best season was 1993, where he hit .312 with 19 home runs and 65 RBIs. His season was cut short when he was hit in the face by Trevor Hoffman in

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