Today marks the third anniversary of this blog, and I want to thank you all for following all I've covered!
Let's hope for three MORE (at least)!
just had to do a “dedicated rookie card” for former slugger Darrell
Evans, the first man to slug 40+ homers in both the American and
Evans played in the first 12 games of his 21-year career during the 1969
season, getting a taste of where he would produce a solid resume
through the 1989 season playing for the Atlanta Braves, San Francisco
Giants and Detroit Tigers.
Through it all he was a consistent hitter, topping 20 homers 10-times
and collecting over 2000 hits and 1300+ runs scored and RBI’s.
In 1973 he hit 41 home runs for the Braves, becoming the first trio
along with Hank Aaron and Davey Johnson to do so as teammates in the
Twelve years later,
now a member of the Detroit Tigers, he would lead the American League
with 40 homers, becoming, as I stated earlier, the first to do so.
In 1987, at the age of 40, he would blast 34 homers with 99 RBI’s and
100 walks for Detroit, easily one of the best age-40 season we’ve seen
By the time he retired, he would hit 414 home runs, while hitting .248
with two all-star game berths in 2687 games and over 10000 plate