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It’s a Little Known Fact

Tom Glavine, in his 33rd post-season start(that’s a full regular season, people!) threw 6 shutout innings to lead the New York Mets to a 4-1 victory and a 2-0 series lead over the LADodgers. 

In 1984, Tom was drafted and signed out of high school as the Atlanta Braves 2nd round pick.  It’s a little known fact that Tom was a superstar hockey player as well, and was mulling over a scholarship offer from none other than E-Maj’s alma mater, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute(www.rpi.edu) He would’ve played on the 1985 national championship team that featured NHLer’s Adam Oates and Tom Barrasso.  No kidding

Peace, E Maj

e-maj@spikesballparks.com

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Random Reader Trivia

Reader BMoe chimes in with this peach:

Earl Webb is one of baseball’s unlikeliest record holders.  The journeyman never hit more than 30 doubles in a season(1930), until 1931 when he hit an astounding 67 with the Boston Red Sox.  Not only is it strange that Webb set the record, but that it has lasted this long.  5 players had 60 double seasons from 1926-1936.  Since 2000, 6 players have had at least 55 doubles with Todd Helton of Colorado(59) coming the closest.  Lyle Overbay(37) looked like he’d make a challenge in 2004, but fizzled in the 2nd half.  Nevertheless, doubles are common occurrences and there’s no reason why someone couldn’t hit 68.

BBheckler:  Wow!.  I didn’t know that, and also didn’t know that I needed to know that.  Also, I didn’t know that I didn’t know that I did not need to not know that…..jk…thanks for the great peach!..

Peace, E Maj

bbheckler@yahoo.com