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#1 DaveW

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 08:14 PM

1,000th topic in this thread, so I say we do a game. Each post in this thread names a Major League Baseball player. Let's see if we can get up to 1,000 with no duplicates.

Can be current or past major leaguers, no minor leaguers.

I will start:

Julio Franco
<p>Aaron Hicks 2017 stats so far (5/17/17): .326 BA .464 OBP .616 SLG 1.080 OPS 7 HR 19 RBI 6 SB 22 BBs 1.8WAR

#2 biggentleben

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 08:19 PM

I think it'd be fun to have a connection with each one, as loose as it may be:

 

Fellow former Braves first baseman, Bob Horner

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#3 Seth Stohs

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 08:58 PM

The guy I backed up in college... 

 

Former Phillies and Astros catcher Chris Coste.


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Posted 16 July 2015 - 09:05 PM

Staying with the Braves theme... 2B Glenn Hubbard.


#5 BeenHazy

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 09:12 PM

 

I think it'd be fun to have a connection with each one, as loose as it may be:

 

Fellow former Braves first baseman, Bob Horner

Skipping back a couple of places in the thread (and 119 years) to the only other player with 4 HR in a loss, Big Ed Delahanty.


#6 Jarends703

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 09:16 PM

Jamey Carroll has exactly 1000 hits.
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#7 scottz

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 09:24 PM

Staying with the Braves theme... 2B Glenn Hubbard.


From Glenn Hubbard (who once appeared on a baseball card holding a snake), I will make a connection to Scott Downs (who apparently had the nickname Snakeface).
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#8 nicksaviking

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 09:25 PM

HOFer "Bucketfoot" Al Simmons signed and gave my grandfather a HR ball he hit in the 1929 World Series.
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#9 Bark's Lounge

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 10:03 PM

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#10 Willihammer

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 10:08 PM

Chuck Knoblauch

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 10:11 PM

My best friend's cousin- Danny Dorn

#12 Vanimal46

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 10:24 PM

RP Brad Hand - Chaska, MN

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Posted 16 July 2015 - 10:33 PM

Another Minnesotan born and raised. I played Legion ball with his brother, Charlie.Jim Eisenreich.

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 12:09 AM

got struck out by eric gunderson in a 35+ league a few years back -- memory burn in the form of a few used-to-be-mlb sliders.

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 12:20 AM

 

got struck out by eric gunderson in a 35+ league a few years back -- memory burn in the form of a few used-to-be-mlb sliders.

 

Eric Gunderson!

 

I'll go more modern then, Curtis Granderson

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#16 Craig Arko

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 02:16 AM

Going to play the A's tonight.

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#17 dbminn

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 06:01 AM

During the offseason, Dave Goltz would bowl in the Tuesday afternoon Farmer's League with my Grandpa Carl. (Northern Aire Lanes, Fergus Falls, Minnesota.)


#18 Circus Boy

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 06:42 AM

 

The guy I backed up in college... 

 

Former Phillies and Astros catcher Chris Coste.

 

The guy I backed into accidently in a biker bar in Hibbard...

 

Seth Stohs.

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 06:43 AM

Closest I can get to my age, my hometown (but not quite on either): 2200+ MLB PAs, six teams...Mike Kingery, Atwater Minnesota.

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#20 James

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 07:26 AM

I'm just going to go with my favorite player during the 1987 World Series (I was not quite 5 years old)...

 

Randy Bush

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