An intersection of two of my passions: baseball cards and the Baltimore Orioles. Updated daily?
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Frank Robinson, 2010 Topps 206 #159
While the Orioles continue muddling through a convoluted and anguishing playoff chase, Chris Davis continues his assault on the team's record books. Tuesday night, he hit his 49th home run to tie Frank Robinson for the second-most homers by an Oriole in a single season. His next round-tripper will tie Brady Anderson atop the heap. Last night, Davis drove in two runs with his 40th double of the year. He is now the only Baltimore hitter to go 40-40 (homers and doubles) in the same season. Add the two together and you get 89 extra-base hits, just three short of Brady's team record of 92 set in 1996. Just when you think you've run out of ways to quantify Crush's breakout season, you find a few more.
I can remember playing with baseball cards as a toddler, but I actually started collecting them when I was ten. Now I'm an adult looking for an outlet to talk about my hobby without receiving blank stares in return. You can contact me thusly.