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SCN hits 300K Successes
Saturday, January 13, 2007
Posted by jaygross
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300,000 of anything is a lot... When I think about much time, effort, passion, and commitment it has taken this community to get so many successes, it blows my mind.

The growth has been steady and amazing. We all have certainly blown away any dreams I had when I originally built this site. So I thought it would be fun to throw out a few fun facts (since we opened up registration in 2000):

  • First Success recorded on SCN - Nate "Tiny" Archibald on 3/26/2000
  • Player with most total requests: Sparky Anderson 1,176
  • Player with most successes: Sparky Anderson 1,146 (97%)
  • Member with most total requests: doublex 11,164
  • Member with most successes: doublex 10,812


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2007 Baseball HOFers
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Posted by jaygross
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I can't say that I am really all that surprised that only Tony Gwynn and Cal Ripken Jr. will be enshrined, both are deserving and I'd have voted for them.

I would have also liked to have seen Rich "Goose" Gossage and Jim Rice get in. With no "shoe in" type guys for 2008, I am hoping both get in then. 

I know Gossage wasn't quite as good as Bruce Sutter (VERY few have been), but he was really good. He was a shutdown, multiple inning, dominant guy. He was as scary as anybody and won rings with the Yanks.

Rice was an absolute monster. If you compare his 1977-79 seasons to the league average, his numbers would blow your mind. He wasn't just a masher, he could hit to all fields and usually was around .300.

Other Notables:

Lee Smith is my all time favorite player. When he was on, he was just scary (both because of his 6'6 245lb size and his pitching). He was amazingly consistent, but not dominant like Eckersley, Sutter, Mariano, or even Gossage. Had he not blown it in the 1984 playoffs with the Cubs, his legacy may have been a little different - as his teams never won in the playoffs. So I think he is one of those guys who is close but shouldn't get in. My vote is NO

Dale Murphy was another one of my favorites growing up and should get more consideration. His mid 80's Braves teams were awful, but he was really good. We all thought he was a lock HOFer while he was playing - Back to back MVP, 5 Gold Gloves, All Star games... It seems like the voters don't take the context of the player's era into account (and how much better he was than many of his peers) - and most 70-80's hitting numbers look mediocre compared to the juiced era post 1993 expansion.  My vote is YES

Since I live in New York, I always hear so much support for Don Mattingly. Clearly he was no HOFer, as he got under 10% of the vote. He had 3 very good years (and I admit they were really good), but he didn't do it long enough and he wasn't a winner. My vote is NO

How in the world did Albert Belle only get 3% of the vote??? I realize he isn't going to get any "Mr. Personality" awards, but he was amazing. He and Frank Thomas were clearly the two most dangerous hitters in the 90's. My vote is NO

Mark McGwire should get in one day. Don Sutton and Gaylord Perry cheated, got caught, and are in.... McGwire never got caught breaking any rules and has no obligation to admit to anything (unlike Bonds who may or may not committed perjury and just broke the new aphetimines rule). His contribution was incredibly important to the sport, and I hope it is recognized. My vote is YES

Bert "Be Home" Blyleven is classic definition of a stats compiler. The guy had an incredible curveball and was able to show some amazing consistency. He was unfortunate to play for awful teams other than the 79 Pirates and 87 Twins (so he does have 2 rings and pitched well in both of those post seasons). I just never thought of him as one of the best at any time, but very good. My vote is NO



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Happy New Year 2007
Monday, January 1, 2007
Posted by jaygross
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First off, I'd like to wish everyone a happy new year. Hope everyone is safe, happy, and ready to get plenty of autographs.

2006 was certainly a pretty great year for our community:

  • We passed the 16,000 member plateau in mid December, as more and more collectors continuie to join in on the fun of collecting autographs.
  • This week we should have our 300,000th successes - just an amazing accomplishment.
  • This year we added the Autograph Trading section, and there are over 12,000 items listed as of today.
  • In November we launched a great site to help auction users get great deals - http://www.AuctionCapture.com
  • Unfortunately ther were so many great sports personalities that have passed on this year and are no longer able to sign any longer.


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