Radio Baseball Cards

Radio Baseball Cards

Amazing and amusing short stories shared by the greatest Major League Baseball players of the 20th Century with host Don Drysdale (RIP). Created by Fred Greene (Golf Smarter) Radio Baseball Cards was a nationally syndicated radio show that aired ahead of baseball broadcasts across the USA in 1987. Due to our 11 part series on Jackie Robinson, Radio Baseball Cards was accepted by and is listed in the Baseball Hall of Fame & Library.

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September 17, 2021 1 min
Gregory Allen Brock played first base for his entire 10 year MLB career, splitting his time evenly between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers.

In 1013 games over 10 major league seasons, Brock posted a .248 batting average (794-for-3202) with 420 runs, 141 doubles, 6 triples, 110 home runs, 462 RBI, 41 stolen bases, 434 bases on balls, .338 on-base percentage and .399 slugging percentage. Defensively, he recorded a .994 f...
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Ralph Kiner (October 27, 1922 – February 6, 2014) was a beloved player and broadcaster. An outfielder, Kiner played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs, and Cleveland Indians from 1946 through 1955. Following his retirement, Kiner served from 1956 through 1960 as general manager of the Pacific Coast League San Diego Padres. He also served as an announcer for the New York Mets from the team's inception until his death. Thou...
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Mark McGwire (born October 1, 1963), nicknamed Big Mac, MLB playing career spanned from 1986 to 2001 while playing for the Oakland Athletics and the St. Louis Cardinals, winning one World Series championship each, with Oakland as a player in 1989 and with St. Louis as a coach in 2011. One of the most prolific home run hitters in baseball history, McGwire holds the major league career record for at bats per home run ratio (10.6), an...
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Andre Dawson (born July 10, 1954), nicknamed "The Hawk" and "Awesome Dawson", is a Hall of Famer who played for four different teams as a center and right fielder during his 21 year career. He spent most of his career with the Montreal Expos (1976–1986) and Chicago Cubs (1987–1992).

An 8-time NL All-Star, he was named the league's Rookie of the Year in 1977 after batting .282 with 19 home runs and 65 RBI, and won...
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William Clark Jr. (born March 13, 1964) played first base from 1986 through 2000 for the San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles, and St. Louis Cardinals. Clark was known by the nickname of "Will the Thrill." The nickname has often been truncated to simply, "The Thrill."

Clark played college baseball for the Mississippi State Bulldogs, where he won the Golden Spikes Award, and at the 1984 Summer Olympi...
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Dale Murphy played MLB baseball for 18 years (1976–1993), as an outfielder, catcher, and first baseman for the Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, and Colorado Rockies; Murphy is best noted for his many years with the Braves. His entire MLB career was spent in the NL, during which time he won consecutive MVP awards (1982–1983), the Silver Slugger Award for four straight years (1982–1985), and the Gold Glove Award for five straig...
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Brooks Robinson Jr. (born May 18, 1937) played 23 seasons for the Baltimore Orioles (1955–1977), the longest career spent with a single team in MLB history (tied with Carl Yastrzemski). Robinson batted and threw right-handed. Nicknamed "The Human Vacuum Cleaner" or "Mr. Hoover", he is considered the greatest defensive third baseman in major league history.

Born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, Robinson attracted...
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Ernest Banks (January 31, 1931 – January 23, 2015), nicknamed "Mr. Cub" and "Mr. Sunshine", was a Hall of Fame baseball player who starred in the Majors (MLB) as a shortstop and first baseman for the Chicago Cubs between 1953 and 1971. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977, and was named to the Major League Baseball All-Century Team in 1999.

Banks is regarded by some as one of the greatest p...
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Charles "Chili" Davis is a Jamaican-American former who played as an outfielder and designated hitter from 1981 to 1999 for the San Francisco Giants (1981–1987), California Angels (1988–1990, 1993–1996), Minnesota Twins (1991–1992), Kansas City Royals (1997) and New York Yankees (1998–1999). His first MLB coaching position after his playing career was with the Oakland Athletics from 2012 to 2014. He also coached for the Bos...
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Bobby Lee Bonds (March 15, 1946 – August 23, 2003) was a right fielder from 1968 to 1981, primarily with the San Francisco Giants. Noted for his outstanding combination of power hitting and speed, he was the first player to have more than two seasons of 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases, doing so a record five times (the record was matched only by his son Barry), and was the first to accomplish the feat in both major leagues; he bec...
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Dennis Rasmussen was a left-handed pitcher for the San Diego Padres (1983 and 1988–91), New York Yankees (1984–87), Cincinnati Reds (1987–88), Chicago Cubs (1992), and Kansas City Royals (1992–93 and 1995).

Rasmussen was born in Los Angeles and grew up in San Clemente, California. He nearly lost his left foot at the age of 14, when a speeding car knocked him off of his bicycle on Labor Day in 1973, and the fall severed his foot, wh...
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Leon "Bull" Durham played first base and outfielder for 10 seasons. Durham was a longtime minor league hitting coach, and most recently served as the assistant hitting coach for the Detroit Tigers during the 2017 season. Durham played with the St. Louis Cardinals (1980, 1989), Chicago Cubs (1981–1988), and Cincinnati Reds (1988). Durham batted and threw left-handed.

Durham graduated from Cincinnati Woodward High School in 19...
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Robin Roberts (September 30, 1926 – May 6, 2010) was a starting pitcher who pitched primarily for the Philadelphia Phillies (1948–1961). He spent the latter part of his career with the Baltimore Orioles (1962–1965), Houston Astros (1965–66), and Chicago Cubs (1966). He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1976.

Roberts was born in Springfield, Illinois, the son of an immigrant Welsh coal miner. Robin arrived in East Lansin...
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Greg Walker played first base from 1982 to 1990. He is the former hitting coach of the Chicago White Sox, the team for which he played all but the last 14 games of his career, until leaving the White Sox to become the hitting coach for the Atlanta Braves, a position he held from 2012 until 2014.
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Hubert "Hubie" Brooks played right fielder, third base, and shortstop in fifteen MLB seasons from 1980 to 1994 for the New York Mets, Montreal Expos, Los Angeles Dodgers, California Angels, and Kansas City Royals. Brooks was selected third overall in the 1978 Major League Baseball draft, and was twice named an All-Star. MLB pitcher Donnie Moore was Brooks' cousin.

Originally, Brooks was drafted by the Montreal Expos as a...
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Terry Kennedy a former All-Star catcher who played for the St. Louis Cardinals (1978–80), San Diego Padres (1981–86), Baltimore Orioles (1987–88) and San Francisco Giants (1989–91). Terry and his father, Bob, became the first father and son duo to drive in runs in a World Series when Terry drove in two against the Tigers in 1984 in his first at bat.

Kennedy was a two-time All-American and Sporting News College Player of the Year in ...
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Rick Rhoden (born May 16, 1953) pitched for 16 years in the Majors then became a professional golfer. During his baseball career, he played for the Los Angeles Dodgers (1974–1978), the Pittsburgh Pirates (1979–1986), the New York Yankees (1987–1988), and the Houston Astros (1989).

Rhoden overcame a childhood bone disease, osteomyelitis, and he wore a brace until age 12. He was the star pitcher for his high school's baseball team...
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Alvin Davis (born September 9, 1960), nicknamed "Mr. Mariner," played first base and DH. Eight of his nine seasons were on the Seattle Mariners where he won the American League Rookie of the Year Award in 1984.

The youngest of four sons born and raised in Riverside, California. He was selected in the 1978 draft by the San Francisco Giants, but opted to play college baseball at Arizona State in Tempe. Davis, who batted left-...
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Greg Minton (born July 29, 1951), nicknamed "Moon Man", was a right-handed pitcher who played for the California Angels and San Francisco Giants. Minton enjoyed a 16-year major league career, from 1975 to 1990, and was a member of the 1982 National League All-Star Team.

A crippling injury in 1979 caused Minton to alter his delivery. Instead of using his high leg kick, Minton shortened his stride to take pressure off his knee...
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Roland "Buddy" Biancalana Jr. (/biˌɑːŋkəˈlɑːnə/; born February 2, 1960) played for two teams in his career: the Kansas City Royals (1982–1987) and Houston Astros (1987).

Biancalana attended Redwood High School in Larkspur and played baseball all four of his years at Redwood, 1975 through 1978, garnering local and national honors along the way. In 1977, he was named to the Mythical National Champion Team, a squad composed of ...
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