Wednesday, May 5, 2010

I Love Baseball

The following things are all amazing and true:

1) Broadcasting legend Ernie Harwell died today, at the age of 92. He was the play-by-play broadcaster for the Detroit Tigers for 42 years. Before landing on the Tigers, he broadcast games for the Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Giants, and Baltimore Orioles. As the Giants' broadcaster, he called the 1951 National League playoff between the Dodgers and the Giants, in which Bobby Thompson hit "the shot heard 'round the world."

2) Jamie Moyer won a game against the New York Mets on Sunday night. He has been in the Major Leagues since 1986, and once pitched against hall of famer Tony Perez

3) After 25 games, Atlanta Braves' rookie outfielder Jason Heyward is on pace to hit 55 home runs and drive in 155 runs. He strikes out a lot, but is also on track to draw more than 100 walks this season. He is 20 years' old, 6'4" and built like a power foward. I'm sure he will slow down eventually, as teams better learn how to pitch him, but he is already having on the greatest rookie seasons in memory.

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