With The St. Louis Cardinals, The Milwaukee Brewers, The Detroit Tigers, and The Texas Rangers in The Hunt For A World Series Birth, I decided to give you a minor-history of MY Favorite Player(s) from Each Club.
The St. Louis Cardinals – Okay, so yeah, the Cardinals ARE My Team. However, I’m not going to get all gushy and talkative about them in this posting. I have MANY Favorite Cardinals Players. So I’m just going to mention My Top Three (3) Cardinals… of The 1980s. Fair Enough? Cool Beans. 😉
2nd Baseman (which was also My Position when I Played) Tommy Herr (1985, Baby! My 1st Official Season as A Cardinals Fan! He was My Inspiration/Revelation at 2B, tho I wasn’t ever close to Being A Tommy Herr.)
1st Baseman Jack “The Ripper” Clark (Had “The Ripper” not gotten hurt, He WOULD Have Been The 1987 NL-MVP.)
Catcher Darrell Porter (Tough Life, Tough Guy, Tough Player. And he had those Big-Goofy-Ass Glasses JUST LIKE I DID (hehe Don’t Hate, It was Our Connection.))
The Milwaukee Brewers – Have honestly always enjoyed watching The BrewCrew play. Even have a very good friend who is a SOLID Brewers Fan THROUGH & THROUGH. So, I do root for them to Win a Bulk of the time. But NOT THIS SERIES. ;-|
Catcher Mike Matheny (Yes, He was Also a Cardinal, but he played for Milwaukee BEFORE he was a Cardinal. He’s Also THE Best Defensive Catcher I’ve EVER Seen. Period.)
3rd Baseman Paul “The Ignitor” Molitor (It was kinda hard not to like the guy. He was a damn fine player, through and through.)
The Detroit Tigers – The Tigers (and The Kansas City Royals) have always been my Top Two (2) American League Clubs. In The 1980s, when Both DET & KC were GREAT TEAMS, is when I became a Fan of Both Teams.
Starting Pitcher Jack Morris (tho Game 7 of The ’91 Series (while with The Twins) was His Greatest Triumph and STILL remains THE Best Game 7 I’ve EVER Witnessed LIVE/PERIOD.)
Short Stop Alan Trammell (I Still Say He DESERVES to be IN The Hall-Of-Fame. PERIOD.)
(side note) My Favorite Kansas City Royals:
Starting Pitcher Bret Saberhagen (1985, 1987, 1989. ‘Nuff ‘Ced.)
3rd Baseman George “Mr. Hemorrhoids” Brett (That’s when Kansas City WAS Kansas City. And YES, he did have Hemorrhoids. They used to make mention of it Constantly. I didn’t know what Hemorrhoids were, period, before I watched The 1985 World Series.)
The Texas Rangers – This is the one team in the 2011 Post-Season I’ve not paid much attention to in a Long Long Time. However, you must remember, I started watching/paying-attention-to/enjoying Baseball in the 1980s, and I’ve carried it with me The Rest Of The Way (through My Life).
Starting Pitcher Nolan Ryan (like you didn’t see THAT coming? No-Hitters in ’90&’91 (while in His 40s!) Sealed That Deal.)
Starting Pitcher Kevin Brown (His 1992, 21W, Campaign with Texas was The Making Of Kevin Brown. That Cannot Be Denied, Fo Sho.)
…that was kinda fun, actually.
…for Me, anyway.
😛 😉 😀