Card # 866: Pee Wee Reese
Serial Number: 364
Team: Los Angeles/Brooklyn Dodgers, card # 28 out of 50
How different is the MVP award in today's game? Pee Wee received MVP votes in 11 straight seasons between 1946 and 1956. He only hit .300 once during those seasons, never hit more than 13 HR's, never drove in more than 84 runs. Not too many votes would come today to a person with those offensive numbers.
Card #867: Adrian Gonzalez
Team: Boston Red Sox, card # 29 out of 50
Adrian's lowest HR total for any full season was 2012, with only 18. In contrast, Gonzalez's career high for stolen bases also came in 2012. He swiped 2.
Card # 868: Brandon Boggs
Serial Number: 738
Team: Texas Rangers, card # 34 out of 50
Who knows, Boggs might get a call up to the Braves when the rosters expand to 40 players in September. Brandon signed with the Braves in May, and has hit .273 in 46 games since then.
Card # 869: Alcides Escobar
Serial Number: 1442
Team: Milwaukee Brewers, card # 24 out of 50
I'm sure the Royals would like to see his batting average start to climb back up to last year's level. That would help him get more chances to steal bases, something that he is perfect at so far this year (12 for 12).
Card # 870: Jordan Zimmermann
Serial Number: 1315
Team: Washington Nationals, card # 40 out of 50
Somebody tell me why this guy's name isn't mentioned more when a discussion of top flight pitchers in the NL occurs. It's the damn wins....only 8 in 2011, 12 last year. Both of those seasons, he had great stats, but wasn't getting the support to get the wins. That appears to have changed this year, since he already has 12 wins.
Thanks for reading, Robert