Sunday, February 28, 2010
2/24-26: Happy Bday Eddie Murray & Steve Blake
Happy birthday Eddie Murray. “Ed-die, Ed-die,” played 13 seasons from 1977-88 and 1996. Eddie was a 3-time Gold Glove winner, 7-time All-Star and the 1977 ROY as an Oriole. Eddie is one of only 4 players in the history of MLB to have 500+ HR’s and 3,000+ hits (Aaron, Mays & Palmeiro.) Look, I can go on forever about Eddie’s accolades…quite simply he’s one of the greatest players to ever play for the Orioles or MLB for that matter. He’s also one of my favorite players of all time, you can check the back of my little league baseball card from 1985 if you want proof. Happy 54th Mr. Murray.
Happy birthday Steve Blake. Steve played 4 seasons for the Maryland Terps and 2 seasons for the Wizards from 2000-05. Steve was the first ACC player to ever compile 1,000 pts, 800 assist, 400 rebs and 200 stls in a career. Steve averaged 7.9 pts in the Terps 2002 NCAA Championship season. Steve’s #25 was retired by Maryland in 2003. Happy 30th Mr. Blake.
Cheers and Hail