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.
New York Met knuckleballer R.A. Dickey won his 20th game of the year earlier this afternoon against the hapless Pittsburgh Pirates — no thanks to Jon Rauch.
Dickey is the first Met 20-game winner since Frank Viola to reach the plateau. Prior to “Sweet Music,” “The Doctor” and David Cone were last Mets to win 20.
Dave Parker is one of the most underrated baseball players of all-time.
You have to wonder if his drug abuse hindered his chances at making the Hall of Fame.
Despite that, “Cobra” remained a productive player late into his career.
With all of his accolades, Parker still never received more than 25% of the Hall of Fame vote. If you ever get a chance, compare his numbers to Kirby Puckett’s.
I guess there is a trend starting here. “Drug” guys.
My buddy That’s On Point sent along a Sammy Steward Topps card to me. I thought Stewart was taking the piss in that photo and in this one.
Turns out, he wasn’t. He’s been arrested 26 times, and is currently in the midst of an 8-year prison sentence.
His weapon of choice, crack.
Back from a Labor Day hiatus with a player who had several hiatuses (seven suspensions to be exact) throughout his checkered career.
Drugs and alcohol got the best of Steve Howe eventually, as he died in a car wreck. The autopsy showed he had meth in his system at the time.
On May 16, 1983, Darryl Strawberry hit the first of his 335 career home runs off of this man, Lee Tunnell, in the Mets’ 11-4 win over the Pirates at Three Rivers Stadium.
Just take a moment to let that sink in.