Thursday, September 24, 2020

#191 Rod Beck

 

TORCH : noun : \ ˈtȯrch  
: any of various portable devices for emitting an unusually hot flame


Becks portable arm emits an unusually hot flame when throwing a baseball.

Died tragically at the age of 38 in 2007.

Win–loss record 38–45
Earned run average 3.30
Strikeouts 644
Saves 286

San Francisco Giants (1991–1997)
Chicago Cubs (1998–1999)
Boston Red Sox (1999–2001)
San Diego Padres (2003–2004)

3× All-Star (1993, 1994, 1997)
NL Rolaids Relief Man Award (1994)
San Francisco Giants Wall of Fame

Friday, September 18, 2020

#190 Scott Sanders


SLIDER : noun : slid·​er | \ ˈslī-dər  \
 : a fast baseball pitch that breaks slightly in the same direction as a curve
or
: a very small meat sandwich typically served on a bun


Not sure which one Emotion is talking about.

Win–loss record 34–45
Earned run average 4.86
Strikeouts 632

San Diego Padres (1993–1996)
Seattle Mariners (1997)
Detroit Tigers (1997–1998)
San Diego Padres (1998)
Chicago Cubs (1999)
Nippon-Ham Fighters (2001)



Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Emotion Recap - Page 21


#181 Brian Jordan - VERSATILE
#182 Ray Lankford - HUSTLING
#183 Ozzie Smith - SAVVY
#184 Andy Benes - STEEL
#185 Ken Caminiti - SECURE
#186 Steve Finley - PRODUCING
#187 Tony Gwynn - SCHOLAR
#188 Joey Hamilton - EFFICIENT
#189 Melvin Nieves - STRAINING

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

#189 Melvin Nieves


STRAINING : transitive verb : \ ˈstrān-ing  \
: to exert (oneself, one's senses, etc.) to the utmost

Probably not the best description for a ballplayer. Kinda sounds likes he's beyond his limit, and not in a good way.

Batting average .231
Home runs 63
Runs batted in 187

Atlanta Braves (1992)
San Diego Padres (1993–1995)
Detroit Tigers (1996–1997)
Cincinnati Reds (1998)
Fukuoka Daiei Hawks (1999–2000)

Thursday, July 9, 2020

#188 Joey Hamilton


EFFICIENT : adjective ef·​fi·​cient | \ i-ˈfi-shənt  \
: productive of desired effects

His career ERA is a very efficient 4.44

Win–loss record 74–73
Earned run average 4.44 (hey, my favorite number!)
Strikeouts 894

San Diego Padres (1994–1998)
Toronto Blue Jays (1999–2001)
Cincinnati Reds (2001–2003)


Saturday, June 27, 2020

#187 Tony Gwynn



SCHOLAR : noun \ ˈskä-lər  \
: a person who has done advanced study in a special field

Majored in being awesome.

Batting average .338
Hits 3,141
Home runs 135
Runs batted in 1,138 
San Diego Padres (1982–2001)

8× NL batting champion (1984, 1987–1989, 1994–1997)
15× All-Star (1984–1987, 1989–1999)
5× Gold Glove Award (1986–1987, 1989–1991)
7× Silver Slugger Award (1984, 1986–1987, 1989, 1994–1995, 1997)
Roberto Clemente Award (1999)
San Diego Padres No. 19 retired
San Diego Padres Hall of Fame

Member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame 2007
Vote 97.6% (first ballot)

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

#186 Steve Finley


PRODUCING : transitive verb  \prə-ˈdüs\
: to cause to have existence or to happen : BRING ABOUT

Hit three home runs in a game twice in the same season (1997)

Batting average .271
Hits 2,548
Home runs 304
Runs batted in 1,167

Baltimore Orioles (1989–1990)
Houston Astros (1991–1994)
San Diego Padres (1995–1998)
Arizona Diamondbacks (1999–2004)
Los Angeles Dodgers (2004)
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005)
San Francisco Giants (2006)
Colorado Rockies (2007)

2× All-Star (1997, 2000)
World Series champion (2001)
5× Gold Glove Award (1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2004)