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Rockies

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Sunset from Coors Field (August 2014)

Put Dale Murphy in the Hall of Fame already!

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Atlanta Braves MVPs (as of 2017)

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I took this photo (in SunTrust Park, now known as Truist Park) just six years ago, but the Braves have won two more MVPs since then (Ronald Acuña Jr. this year and Freddie Freeman in 2020).

Dale Murphy was a league MVP twice. Given that he isn’t in the Hall of Fame, you’d think that the rest of his career was mediocre or something. In fact, he finished in the top 12 in MVP voting four other seasons. According to this site, not only does he have better stats than the worst of the members already in the Hall of Fame, he has better stats than the average Hall of Fame member.

This year’s inductees were Scott Rolen and Fred McGriff. Combined they won zero MVPs and finished in the top 12 in MVP voting five times–one less than Murph by himself.

Happy birthday, Harmon Killebrew!

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Harmon Killebrew statue outside Target Field (Minneapolis, Minnesota – August 2022)

Born on this day 87 years ago. He died about 12 years ago, and this statue was erected outside Target Field less than a year before.

9 years ago…

Mitchell Tolman of the Oregon Ducks (March 2014)

@MitchellTolman @OregonBaseball

Mitchell has been playing minor league baseball since finishing at the U of O in 2015.

A’s are moving to Vegas

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Sean Murphy of the Oakland A’s (May 2022)

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Looks like the last professional team that I had any interest in no longer wants me to be interested…

Happy birthday, Rickey Henderson!

Silicon Graphics Computer Systems and Rickey Henderson

Saw this clip a while ago and figured I should do a screenshot of it and not just because Rickey Henderson was my favorite baseball player ever. I worked at Silicon Graphics (when they were better known as SGI) in the late 1990s. The video was probably from the early ’90s, as the SGI logo changed in the meantime.