I don't recall which list member or members were most active with it in the past. Possibly someone who left, or perhaps just got tired of it. Always good to see the greats but obviously the unmemorable (or ill-remembered) players are always fun too.
That would have been me. Glad to see others getting involved. But yes, finding pictures of Whiz Kids or '64's (or earlier) with numbers visible is certainly a challenge.
I always liked to find obscure guys.
I liked the Maddox one since it was a drawing. I hope I am on the right day in the countdown- I just went with what was previously posted.
Well, I used this to start the thread though I have since seen reports that the Phillies' actual pitchers and catchers reporting date is the 16th, and I'm not sure anyone actually starts on the 14th. But early physicals and continuing informal workouts probably do. And any pitchers or catcher in the WBC actually have to report on the 13th.
OK, the OCD part of me had to fill in the 40-37 gap!
See, leaving out Curt wasn't that hard
And I do have a special memory from LC (38) because he let me try on his World Series ring in a bar one day. It felt really heavy on the wrist (and I assume the new ones are much larger).
I loved Coste in 2006. Looking up his baseball reference page now I see he had a 119 OPS+ that season as a 33 year old rookie. I didn't realise he had written a book prior to coming up to the majors in addition to the one he wrote about finally making it to the majors. I vaguely remember there being some discussion about a movie being made about his life but if it hasn't happened yet it probably won't ever happen now.
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