|OTHER THAN WELCH AND BAINES, ARE THESE REALLY BASEBALL'S FINEST?|
HALL OF FAMERS
FINEST OF THE NINE
- No. 153 Harold Baines has the most RBI (1,628) for any eligible player not in the Hall of Fame. He also could hit for power in the clutch, clubbing 384 homers and is 10th all-time with 13 grand slams.
- Facing a slugger with the game on the line is daunting for any pitcher. It's especially true in the postseason. When it's the World Series in the bottom of the ninth and the slugger is Reggie Jackson, it's either nut up or upchuck. No. 151 Bob Welch nutted up and struck out Jackson swinging after a nine-pitch duel to earn the save in the 4-3 Game 2 victory.
DESIGNED TO THE NINES
- Baines' card, with the tremendous contrast of the home whites against the rich sleeves, helmet and eye black, really gleams from the shiny chrome treatment.