Sunday, February 1, 2009
Eddie Murray, 1987 Fleer Star Stickers #87
Every once in a while, we can all use a reminder that Eddie Murray was (and is) one bad mamma jamma. Fortunately, SC, the tireless purveyor of Camden Chat, has put together an entertaining fantasy tournament of sixteen teams from Orioles history. The games are simulated at WhatIfSports, and he recaps the results of each best-of-seven series back at CC. You can follow along here. It's a great time-waster/argument-starter, and it's a chance to reminisce about some of the best and worst teams that Baltimore has to offer. So far, Dave Trembley's 2008 team is putting up a surprising fight against Davey Johnson's wire-to-wire 1997 juggernaut. But the unequivocal superstar of the first round is Mr. Eddie Clarence Murray, 1983 vintage. His stat line in a four-game sweep of Sam Perlozzo's crummy 2006 squad: 13-for-20 (.650 AVG), 5 HR, 15 RBI. Once again, that's in FOUR GAMES. He's driving in nearly four runs per game. Beastly.