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Happy Birthday–August 20

Pepper Daniels (1902)
Al Lopez (1908)
Jim Reeves (1923)
Fred Norman (1942)
Graig Nettles (1944)
Bobby Cuellar (1952)
Tom Brunansky (1960)
Mark Langston (1960)
Andy Benes (1967)
Todd Helton (1973)
Matt Hague (1985)

Country singer Jim Reeves was a right-handed pitcher in the low minors from 1945-1949,

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1987 ALCS Champs’ Domecoming

I found this gem shortly after JeffA started his 1987 Rewind. This evening seemed like the appropriate time to share it. I didn't want to detract from Jeff's content, and in any case figured there were enough goodies that this would be worth its own post. Hope you don't mind, Chaps.

August 10, 2016: Fielder

For all the media talk about Prince Fielder's stardom, I thought this was pretty interesting:

Dude Seasons rWAR fWAR
D Lee1434.334.5
T Martinez1628.828.7
M Vaughn1227.031.1

I don't have any particular conclusion in mind (and I don't mean to diminish Prince's career), but I doubt many observers would have perceived Fielder's value to be as limited as it was – by whichever flavor of WAR you like. That contract was a disaster on more than one level.