Friday, May 18, 2018

#157 Edgardo Alfonzo


ON DECK : noun  \ ˈdek \
: next in line : next in turn


Nicknamed "Fonzie"
Signed by the Mets as an undrafted free agent in 1991.
Part of the infield considered to be among the best in MLB history along with Rey Ordóñez, Robin Ventura, and John Olerud.

All-Star (2000)
Silver Slugger Award (1999)

New York Mets (1995–2002)
San Francisco Giants (2003–2005)
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2006)
Toronto Blue Jays (2006)
Yomiuri Giants (2009)

Saturday, May 12, 2018

#156 Rondell White


SURGING : verb  \ ˈsərj \
: to move suddenly and quickly in a particular direction

 Atlanta Journal-Constitution's High School Player of the Year in 1990.
Hit for the Cycle on June 11, 1995.
Mentioned in the Mitchell Report in connection to steroids.

Montreal Expos (1993–2000)
Chicago Cubs (2000–2001)
New York Yankees (2002)
San Diego Padres (2003)
Kansas City Royals (2003)
Detroit Tigers (2004–2005)
Minnesota Twins (2006–2007)

Friday, May 4, 2018

#155 Tony Tarasco


ALERT : adjective  \ ə-ˈlərt \
 quick to perceive and act

Says right there on the back, "Quick bat..."

His dad was a vendor during summers at Yankee Stadium.
After moving to California became a member of a crips street gang, who persuaded him to pursue baseball.
Directly involved in the Jeffrey Maier incident.
Was recently a member of the Nationals coaching staff.

Atlanta Braves (1993–1994)
Montreal Expos (1995)
Baltimore Orioles (1996–1997)
Cincinnati Reds (1998)
New York Yankees (1999)
Hanshin Tigers (2000)
New York Mets (2002)


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

#154 Carlos Perez


PERFORMER :  \pər-ˈfȯr-mər, pə-\ noun
to entertain an audience by singing, acting, etc.


Kinda had an animated follow through, if I recall.

Brother of former major league players Melido Pérez and Pascual Pérez.

Once destroyed a dugout water-cooler with a baseball bat.

Montreal Expos (1995, 1997–1998)
Los Angeles Dodgers (1998–2000)

All-Star (1995)

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

#153 Pedro Martinez


EXCITING : adjective  ex·cit·ing  \ ik-ˈsī-tiŋ \
: producing excitement.

Nuff said.

8× All-Star (1996–2000, 2002, 2005, 2006)
World Series champion (2004)
3× Cy Young Award (1997, 1999, 2000)
Triple Crown (1999)
MLB wins leader (1999)
5× MLB ERA leader (1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003)
3× AL strikeout leader (1999, 2000, 2002)
Boston Red Sox No. 45 retired
Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame

Los Angeles Dodgers (1992–1993)
Montreal Expos (1994–1997)
Boston Red Sox (1998–2004)
New York Mets (2005–2008)
Philadelphia Phillies (2009)

Sunday, April 22, 2018

#152 Cliff Floyd


POWER : noun, often attributive  pow·er  \ ˈpau̇(-ə)r \
(1) : ability to act or produce an effect (2) : ability to get extra-base hits (3) : capacity for being acted upon or undergoing an effect


Three-sport star in high school.
Drafted as the 14th pick of the first round of the 1991 draft by the Montreal Expos.
Doing well in his second career of broadcasting.

All-Star (2001)
World Series champion (1997)

Montreal Expos (1993–1996)
Florida Marlins (1997–2002)
Montreal Expos (2002)
Boston Red Sox (2002)
New York Mets (2003–2006)
Chicago Cubs (2007)
Tampa Bay Rays (2008)
San Diego Padres (2009)

Friday, April 20, 2018

#151 Jeff Fassero


QUALITY : noun  qual·i·ty  \ ˈkwä-lə-tē \
: peculiar and essential character

Drafted by the Cardinals in 1984 but didn't make his ML debut until 1991 with the Expos.

He's now working his way up the ranks as a minor league pitching coach.

Montreal Expos (1991–1996)
Seattle Mariners (1997–1999)
Texas Rangers (1999)
Boston Red Sox (2000)
Chicago Cubs (2001–2002)
St. Louis Cardinals (2002–2003)
Colorado Rockies (2004)
Arizona Diamondbacks (2004)
San Francisco Giants (2005–2006)