All right, no promises but I am going to try and get the Weekly Wednesday Contest back on track today.
Toward the end of the baseball season last year I held contests where your entry consisted of sharing you favorite First Baseman and Second Baseman of all time. Let's move on to the next position on the diamond, Third Base.
For this week's contest, post a comment with your list of your 3
favorite Third Basemen of all time from your favorite team. If you
don't have a favorite team, just list your favorite 3 Third 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. The winner can pick something off my prize page.
Should be pretty simple and lots of fun.
I will share mine now to get us started. I had a hard time deciding between the first two:
1. Matt Williams - Matty was one of the best third baseman in the league for a pretty decent stretch. He is probably best remembered for the strike year when he was on pace to break the single season home run record before play ended. Nobody will ever know if he would have been the first to break Maris' record but my guess is he probably would have fallen short. Not because he wasn't a great hitter, I just think the media pressure and difficulty in hitting that many homers without being chemically enhanced would have been too much. Williams fielding is often overlooked but he was strong defensively as well.