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2012 Golden Sombreros: April

 

Rk Player Date ▴ Tm Opp Rslt PA AB H RBI BB SO WPA RE24 aLI
1 Matthew Joyce 2012-04-06 TBR NYY W 7-6 4 4 0 0 0 4 -0.222 -1.104 2.190
2 Brent Morel 2012-04-06 CHW TEX L 2-3 4 4 0 0 0 4 -0.121 -1.089 1.117
3 Matt Garza 2012-04-12 CHC MIL W 8-0 4 4 0 0 0 4 -0.033 -1.228 .360
4 Adam Dunn 2012-04-13 CHW DET W 5-2 4 4 0 0 0 4 -0.084 -1.171 .735
5 J.D. Martinez 2012-04-16 HOU WSN L 3-6 5 4 0 0 1 4 -0.002 -0.572 1.150
6 Kevin Youkilis 2012-04-17 BOS TEX L 3-18 4 4 0 0 0 4 -0.039 -0.833 .375
7 Clete Thomas 2012-04-18 MIN NYY W 6-5 4 4 0 0 0 4 -0.102 -1.439 .805
8 Josh Hamilton 2012-04-21 (2) TEX DET L 2-3 5 5 0 0 0 4 -0.231 -1.182 1.748
9 Chris Johnson 2012-04-23 HOU MIL L 5-6 5 5 1 1 0 4 -0.152 -0.879 2.238
10 Kelly Johnson 2012-04-27 TOR SEA L 5-9 5 5 1 0 0 4 -0.064 -0.758 .860
11 Kelly Shoppach 2012-04-27 BOS CHW W 10-3 5 5 1 1 0 4 -0.120 -0.255 .982
12 Seth Smith 2012-04-30 OAK BOS L 6-11 5 4 0 0 0 4 -0.026 -0.491 .316

MLB Look-alikes: Johnny Narron and Corbin Bernsen

Following the news that Casey Affleck will write and produce a film based upon Josh Hamilton’s life story, I received an email highlighting a look-alike too good not to post. So, The Golden Sombrero presents MLB Look-alikes: Johnny Narron and Corbin Bernsen:

I wonder if Cole Hauser will be casted to play Hamilton…

As always, I welcome any and all submissions via Twitter and email.

The Baseball Show: Hamilton, Memoribilia, Mickey Mantle Racing Limousines and more!

Business is about to pick up in the sport of baseball, and business picked up last night on The Baseball Show, Clint Evans of Diamond Hoggers and M.J. Lloyd of Off-Base Percentage and Halo Hangout discussed the following with me:

-The latest chapter in the Josh Hamilton relapse saga

-M.J. tells a Mickey Mantle story about racing a limousine

-We talk memorabilia, baseball cards, collectibles (who remembers Fleer Ultra?)

-PECOTA Projections, top 5 in each league, Gordon Beckham, Drew Stubbs, Jay Bruce, etc.

-Top Prospects List

As we always do, we cover a variety of subjects in between the main melody line. Another great installment of The Baseball Show awaits you.


Freese, Berkman, and Hamilton’s Legendary Game Six

Early yesterday morning I posted an article that highlighted the best Game Six performances in World Series history, as determined by RE24.  Just to follow up and show everyone how absolutely extraordinary last night’s game was—as if you didn’t already know—here is what that Top-25 list looks like a day later:

Rk Player Date Tm Opp Rslt PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO RE24
1 Reggie Jackson 1977-10-18 NYY LAD W 8-4 4 3 4 3 0 0 3 5 1 0 4.874
2 Hideki Matsui 2009-11-04 NYY PHI W 7-3 4 4 1 3 1 0 1 6 0 1 4.683
3 Al Kaline 1968-10-09 DET STL W 13-1 5 4 3 3 0 0 1 4 0 1 4.374
4 Pedro Guerrero 1981-10-28 LAD NYY W 9-2 5 5 1 3 0 1 1 5 0 0 4.228
5 Stan Hack 1945-10-08 CHC DET W 8-7 7 5 1 4 1 0 0 3 2 0 3.905
6 Danny Bautista 2001-11-03 ARI NYY W 15-2 4 4 0 3 0 0 0 5 0 0 3.893
7 Lance Berkman 2011-10-27 STL TEX W 10-9 6 5 4 3 0 0 1 3 1 0 3.655
8 Jack Barry 1911-10-26 PHA NYG W 13-2 4 2 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 3.336
9 David Freese 2011-10-27 STL TEX W 10-9 6 5 1 2 0 1 1 3 1 1 3.117
10 Pee Wee Reese 1947-10-05 BRO NYY W 8-6 5 4 2 3 1 0 0 2 1 0 3.041
11 Jimmy Dykes 1930-10-08 PHA STL W 7-1 4 2 2 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3.041
12 Yogi Berra 1960-10-12 NYY PIT W 12-0 5 4 3 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 2.997
13 Reggie Jackson 1973-10-20 OAK NYM W 3-1 4 4 1 3 2 0 0 2 0 0 2.886
14 Danny Murphy 1911-10-26 PHA NYG W 13-2 4 4 3 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.847
15 Josh Hamilton 2011-10-27 TEX STL L 9-10 6 6 2 3 0 0 1 3 0 1 2.823
16 Darrell Porter 1982-10-19 STL MIL W 13-1 4 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 2.789
17 Kirby Puckett 1991-10-26 MIN ATL W 4-3 5 4 2 3 0 1 1 3 0 1 2.756
18 Mel Ott 1936-10-06 NYG NYY L 5-13 5 4 1 2 1 0 1 3 1 0 2.741
19 Dib Williams 1931-10-09 PHA STL W 8-1 4 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.700
20 Terry Pendleton 1991-10-26 ATL MIN L 3-4 5 5 1 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 2.685
21 Willie Horton 1968-10-09 DET STL W 13-1 5 3 2 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 2.672
22 Marty Barrett 1986-10-25 BOS NYM L 5-6 6 4 1 3 0 0 0 2 2 0 2.668
23 Jake Powell 1936-10-06 NYY NYG W 13-5 5 5 3 3 0 0 1 4 0 2 2.667
24 Keith Hernandez 1982-10-19 STL MIL W 13-1 5 5 2 2 0 0 1 4 0 0 2.658
25 George Davis 1906-10-14 CHW CHC W 8-3 5 5 2 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 2.637
Rk Player Date Tm Opp Rslt PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO RE24
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 10/28/2011.

I’m f’n pumped for Game Seven.

World Series Links: Looking back at various St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers posts

Last July, as I reviewed the best commercials across Major League Baseball, I took a look at the St. Louis Cardinals’ team commercials

After Tony La Russa was re-signed prior to the 2011 season, Ryan wrote an article called, “La Russa is back! Bring in the geezers!” where he scrutinized TLR’s tendency to employ aging infielders.

Several of the Rangers’ players made an appearance in our beloved MLB Look-alikes series:

-       David Murphy and Allan Ruck (link)

-       Josh Hamilton and Cole Hauser (link)

-       Ian Kinsler and Efraim E. Diveroli (link)

-       Ron Washington & Lil’ Ron Washington (link)

Shortly after the Cardinals signed Nick Punto in January, I also examined TLR’s affinity for pocket-sized infielders.

As both Spring Training and the Albert Pujols negotiations reached an end this past spring, Justin argued that Pujols’ impending free agency was bad for baseball.

On the contrary, Griff contended that Pujols’ free agency was good for baseball

Ryan detailed some of Tim McCarver’s (who he deems to be baseball’s worst announcer) finest facepalm moments from World Series past.

I posted the video of the worst commercial of all-time, courtesy of the super-awkward TLR.

We captured Rob on TV during Game 1 of the World Series, right next to David Freese

Just the other day prior to Game 3 in Arlington, I wrote that Allen Craig would torch the Rangers’ left-handed starters, and he made me look like a genius by launching a home run in his first at-bat against Matt Harrison.  Thanks, Allen.

Back when it was still relevant, I explored the significance behind the Rangers’ claws and antlers.