Can’t have Robin Yount without his running mate, Molly.
In 2004, Molitor went into the Hall of Fame as a Milwaukee Brewer, despite the fact the Selig family low-balled him with their contract offer.
A native Minnesotan, “The Ignitor” overcame drugs and injuries to notch 3,000 hits and capture a World Series MVP.
If you had to guess which guy was an actual Major League Baseball player, or an actor that portrayed one in a movie — which guy would you choose as the imposter?
The hyperlink or the flabby mustache up top?
Hence, Juan “El Gasolino” Berenguer > Tom Berenger, because the former starred in “RBI Baseball,” not early 90s overcooked crap like “Shattered.”
Hands down the most atrocious player in RBI Baseball.
Fret not, fans from the Twin Cities.
Your ball club might be 0-4 with dire prospects for the 2012 season, but you still have the halycon days when this burly bastard was manning the hot corner.
Sticking with yesterday’s theme of 80s trades, “Sweet Music” was the player the Mets received in return for Rick Aguilera’s mullet.
Viola was the text-book definition of the “power lefty,” a guy who could overwhelm hitters with hard fastballs and biting sliders, or fool them with a baffling changeup.
He’s also one of the few players who didn’t have his career fall completely apart when he was exiled, er, traded to Flushing.
In 1990, Viola went 20-12 for the Mets, becoming the fifth player in franchise history to reach the 20-win plateau.
He’s also the last Met to reach that milestone.
What hatches first, the mullet or the beard?
Aguilera, minus the face moss, had a pretty solid career after the Mets traded him (along with Tapani and others) for Frank Viola in a classic 80s baseball trade.
Two World Series rings, three All-Star bids and a spot in the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame isn’t too shabby.
Bert Blyleven was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2011, igniting lengthy discourse on whether or not he belongs enshrined next to the likes of Cy Young, Chief Bender, Steve Carlton and Jack Chesbro.
His Hall of Fame cause has been championed on the Internet for a decade, generating valid points for each side.
By the looks of this austere 1987 Topps beauty, Dutch just stared at the voters until they selected him for the H.O.F.