Thursday, February 26, 2009

Reporting to Tempe

I've wanted to do something like this for decades. From the first time I read the book Ball Four in the '80s, I thought about putting together a baseball card collection of every player mentioned in the book. A couple of times I even started making a list of all the players. Let me tell you, there are a LOT of players mentioned in there. I can probably find one of those half-finished lists if I dig around my files a little. I'm going to give it another go and share my findings.

I'll post each player in the order they appear in the book and include a list of the contemporary baseball cards they appeared on (if any). Front office types like Marvin Milkes will get mentioned in a seperate post every so often. There's no timetable on this project, so enjoy the leisurely ride. I'll start off with the first player mentioned, Ted Williams, and the very last post for the blog will be of the main man Jim.

And away we go...

2 comments:

White Sox Cards said...

How did I not stumble upon this earlier??? Great idea!

dayf said...

Unfortunately this project is on extreme hiatus. Maybe I'll get back to this one those lotto numbers hit...