A member of the Indians, Dodgers, Athletics, Padres, Rangers, Cubs and finally the Mariners Bradley wore out his welcome everywhere he landed over his 12 year career.
Average: .271 HR: 125 RBI: 481 OBP: .364
Steroids or not Bond’s final career numbers are impressive. Put it this way: Give some of the best players in the MLB steroids… there numbers still wouldn’t even come close to what Barry did over the years…. Above is a card from 1996, signed by Bonds when he visited NYC years ago…
Games: 2,986 Hits: 2,935 Runs: 2,227 Home Runs: 762 RBI: 1,996 BA: .298 SLG: .607
Above are LaDainian Tomlinson highlights from his time as a San Diego Charger. Congrats to LT on a spectacular career. Despite never winning a Super Bowl and an array of hindering injuries, LT proved to be one of the best running backs during the past 10 years. He will surely be voted into the Hall of Fame within the next 5 years and will go down as a hero in San Diego.
Barry Sanders No. 20 Hall of Fame Class of 2004 Detroit Lions Running Back Size: 5-8, 200
Sander’s 1988 season at Oklahoma State was named #1 College Football Season of All-Time by ESPN, beating out former greats such as Marcus Allen, Tim Tebow and Ricky Williams.
Oklahoma State: Won the 1988 Heisman Trophy. During the 1988 season Sander’s broke a total of 25 Oklahoma State school records and compiled 2,850 yards on the ground, and total 44 TDs. His single season rushing record still stands today.
Sander’s was the first round pick of the Lions in 1989. From the onset Barry proved to be force and had no problem transitioning his game into the NFL. Over his first ten seasons in the league he eclipsed the 1,000 yard mark each time becoming the first player to do so. In 1997 he rushed for 2,053 yards a feat that is very impressive. An accomplishment even more unfathomable in my opinion is the fact that he rushed for 1500 yards plus in 4 consecutive years 1994-1997. Proving that the combination of a stout body and elusive speed can be devastating Sander’s finished his career ranking 3rd on the All-Time career rushing list with 15, 269 yards and 99 touchdowns. He averaged 5.0 yards a touch. Despite never winning a Super Bowl and only claiming 1 career playoff touch down Barry Sanders will always be remember as a pioneer, leading the way for the small and powerful running backs of the future. Today players such as Maurice Jones Drew, Ray Rice provide a glimpse into the style Barry perfected years ago.
Larry Fitzgerald No. 11 Arizona Cardinals Wide Receiver Size: 6-3, 218
Upper Deck NFL Players Rookie Premier Card- Autographed Blue
Receptions: 693 Receiving Yards: 9,615 Receiving TDs: 73
Adam Wainwright No. 50 St. Louis Cardinals Starting Pitcher Size: 6-7, 228
2012 Season Stats:
ERA: 7.78 W/L: 3-5 Strikeouts: 49 WHIP: 1.37
Career Stats through May 23rd, 2012:
ERA: 3.08 W-L: 69-40 Strikeouts: 773 WHIP: 1.21
Wainwright only allowed 4 hits against the Padres Tuesday as he pitched the distance and accounted for 9 strikeouts.