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Bloops: The Greatest 21 Days

Posted by Andy on October 30, 2010

A quick shout out to The Greatest 21 Days, a blog that looks at every player featured in the 1990 CNC minor league baseball card set, and tells the story of what happened to each guy.

Here's an example card:

Click on the card to go to Flaherty's story about how he eventually broke into the majors with the Tigers despite being drafted and groomed by the Red Sox.

The blog is very well-researched and nicely written and contains a lot of cards from other sets too. Definitely worth a read.

3 Responses to “Bloops: The Greatest 21 Days”

  1. DoubleDiamond Says:

    The interesting thing for me in that article was finding out that he played for my father's alma mater, George Washington University. The only GWU player I knew of before this was Mike O'Connor. I see from Baseball-Reference's GWU page that five major leaguers, including Phillies 3rd base coach Sam Perlozzo, played there.

    Just for fun, I looked up Virginia Military Institute (VMI), where my father also earned some college credits during World War II. The only player from there was pitcher Ryan Glynn, who appeared in 52 games for three teams between 1999 and 2005.

  2. Tom Says:

    Thanks for pointing out this blog. It's going to get through December and January.

  3. Steve78 Says:

    Andy, thanks again for the shout out. Here are some of the ones I've found most interesting and the links to them, as you requested. And thanks again to B-R, for having all the invaluable stats.

    Danny Boone, Overcoming Obstacles

    Tim Sherrill, Fishing and Baseball

    Terrel Hansen, Wrong Time

    Tim Johnson, Motivational Stories

    Curtis Schilling, Promising Player