Thursday, June 25, 2015

#120 Pete Schourek



HEATER : noun heat·er \ˈhē-tər\
fastball


 1995 runner-up for the NL Cy Young Award, losing to Greg Maddux.

As Opening Day starter on April 1, 1996, he witnessed the death of umpire John McSherry, only seven pitches into the top of the 1st inning.

New York Mets (1991–1993)
Cincinnati Reds (1994–1997)
Boston Red Sox (1998)
Houston Astros (1998)
Pittsburgh Pirates (1999)
Boston Red Sox (2000–2001)

Friday, June 19, 2015

#119 Reggie Sanders



PLANNING : the act or process of making a plan to achieve or do something

Fifth member of MLB's 300-300 CLub (300HR-300SB)

After being hit by Pedro Martínez ruining his perfect game, Sanders was later ridiculed for charging the mound assuming that a pitcher would abandon a perfect game in order to hit a batter intentionally.

2001 World Series Champion with the Diamondbacks.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

#118 Deion Sanders



LIGHTNING : adjective light·ning \ˈlīt-niŋ\
having or moving with or as if with the speed and suddenness of lightning


MLB
New York Yankees (1989–1990)
Atlanta Braves (1991–1994)
Cincinnati Reds (1994–1995)
San Francisco Giants (1995)
Cincinnati Reds (1997, 2001)

NL Triples Champion (1992)

NFL
Atlanta Falcons (1989–1993)
San Francisco 49ers (1994)
Dallas Cowboys (1995–1999)
Washington Redskins (2000)
Baltimore Ravens (2004–2005)

2× Super Bowl champion (XXIX, XXX)
8× Pro Bowl (1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999)
8× All-Pro (1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999)
AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year (1994)
2× NFC Defensive Player of the Year (1993,1994)
Rated #34 NFL Player of all-time by NFL.com as of 2009 season
2× NFC champion (1994-1995)
NFL Alumni Special Teams Player of the Year (1998)
NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
Atlanta Falcons Ring of Honor
Pro Football Hall of Fame (2011)
College Football Hall of Fame (2011)
Jim Thorpe Award (1988)
Consensus All-American (1987, 1988)
Florida State Seminoles #2 retired
NFL Records
4 career Pro Bowl interceptions
Holds numerous other records and achievements

Better at football than baseball.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Emotion Recap - Page 13


#109 Shawon Dunston - INTENT
#110 Mark Grace - WORKING
#111 Brian McRae - SATISFIED
#112 Randy Myers - LETHAL
#113 Sammy Sosa - STYLE
#114 Steve Trachsel - PRIMED
#115 Bret Boone - PURSUIT
#116 Ron Gant - THUNDER
#117 Barry Larkin - PRESENCE

Friday, May 8, 2015

#117 Barry Larkin



PRESENCE : noun pres·ence \ˈpre-zən(t)s\
a :  the bearing, carriage, or air of a person; especially :  stately or distinguished bearing
b :  a noteworthy quality of poise and effectiveness


Just about every sentence about Barry Larkin starts with "One of the best..."

12× All-Star (1988–1991, 1993–1997, 1999, 2000, 2004)
World Series champion (1990)
NL MVP (1995)
3× Gold Glove Award (1994–1996)
9× Silver Slugger Award (1988–1992, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999)
Roberto Clemente Award (1993)
Cincinnati Reds #11 retired
Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame

2012 Member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame
Vote 86.4% (third ballot)

Silver Medal 1984 Summer Olympics

Saturday, March 7, 2015

#116 Ron Gant



THUNDER : transitive verb thun·der \ˈthən-dər\
to strike with a sound likened to thunder


Tied a Major League record in 1995 by hitting four extra-inning game winning home runs.

Always looked good on a baseball card.

2× All-Star (1992, 1995)
Silver Slugger Award (1991)
NL Comeback Player of the Year (1995)
30-30 Club (1990, 1991)

Atlanta Braves (1987–1993)
Cincinnati Reds (1995)
St. Louis Cardinals (1996–1998)
Philadelphia Phillies (1999–2000)
Anaheim Angels (2000)
Colorado Rockies (2001)
Oakland Athletics (2001)
San Diego Padres (2002)
Oakland Athletics (2003)

Sunday, March 1, 2015

#115 Bret Boone



PURSUIT : noun pur·suit \pər-ˈsüt, -ˈsyüt\
:  an activity that one engages in as a vocation, profession, or avocation :  occupation

"I'm not like Ichiro.  I don't polish my glove every day."

Grandson of former major leaguer Ray Boone
Son of former major leaguer Bob Boone
Brother of former major leaguer Aaron Boone
And get this:
Descendant of pioneer Daniel Boone

3× All-Star (1998, 2001, 2003)
4× Gold Glove Award (1998, 2002–2004)
2× Silver Slugger Award (2001, 2003)