Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Wednesday Weekly Contest
It is Wednesday again and time for another give away. I think last Wednesday's contest was a huge success with 25 entries, hopefully you will continue to enjoy these as we move forward. Congrats again to The Diamond King for winning the first contest - he selected a 2009 Goodwin Miguel Cabrera GU card as his prize. I will try to add a few more to the list prior to ending this weeks contest.
I am a big fan of lists. At work and at home the only way that I can ever get anything done or keep track of anything is through making a list. I have thought about a feature for the blog of listing my favorite players by position for the Giants but I have decided to turn it into a periodic feature of the weekly contest.
For this week's contest, post a comment with your list of your 3 favorite first basemen of all time from your favorite team. If you don't have a favorite team, just list your favorite 3 first basemen of all time. I will close it out on Saturday night and all the people that enter will be randomed on Random.org 3 times to identify a winner. Should be pretty simple and lots of fun.
I will share mine to get everyone started.
1. Willie McCovey - What a Surprise! I think everyone who periodically frequents the blog knows McCovey is my favorite player. He was aging when I started following baseball but was my first baseball hero. I did tons of reading about him and he and Rickey Henderson were the first players I started collecting.
2. Will Clark - Such a sweet swing and had a stretch where he was one of the best first basemen in the league. He famously homered off Nolan Ryan in his first at bat and had a number of very nice years on the Giants during the late 80s and early 90s.
3. J.T. Snow - He was one of the top fielding first baseman in all of baseball (he was a 2-time Gold Glove winner with the Angels before coming to the Giants then won 4 straight in SF) and a solid hitter and team leader. He came up big in the clutch including a pinch-hit 3-run homer to tie and NLDS game in 2000 and a 2-run homer to help win Game 1 of the 2002 World Series.
Let's see your top 3 for an entry into the Wednesday Weekly Contest!