One-Hit Wonders, MLB Style →

MLB One-Hit Wonder
I only wish that baseball card packs still cost 5¢…

In modern Major League history, 154 position players finished their professional careers with just one plate appearance in the Major Leagues, their careers distilled down to a single stint or, in the famous case of Eddie Gaedel, a single stunt.

Of those 154, just 16 ripped a hit.

Of those 16, only five are living.

They are baseball’s one-hit wonders. One walk from the on-deck circle to the batter’s box. One trip down the first-base line. One story to tell.

These are their stories.

MLB – MLB Ultimate One-Hit Wonders

I really enjoyed the stories from the living players and had no idea that there was a player as current as 2008 on this list.

Not sure how I’d feel, really: having a 1.000 batting average for my career stat, or the fact that I only had 1 hit, 1 at-bat as my career stat also.

Reminds me of the first time I ever played golf. Ended up getting a hole-in-one on my second hole and never played again.

In the beginning

Milky Way

A good beginning for anything usually sets the tone for what’s to come; like the first chapter to a book or an opening sequence for a movie or TV show, and so forth.

There’s a lot of pressure to keep an audience engaged so that they’ll come back for more, even more so when the creator is a newcomer and needs to build trust with the audience as well.

While I’m not new to building websites or blogging, I am new to capturing an audience while I earn and keep trust of readers for a website with a more specific goal in mind: writing.

This website will be used to share stories and other written works by me first and foremost. I will also post things of interest to myself that I wish to share with readers, whether it’s a link to another site or just some ramblings that may not have anything to do with writing specifically.

With that said, this is just the beginning of what’s to come. Sort of a rough first draft, if you will. So bear with me while the dust settles.

Comments are definitely welcome and encouraged but let’s not abuse that privilege. Earning trust works both ways, and I will be working hard on my end to earn it from readers.

Feel free to bookmark the site and check in from time to time and let’s connect.

June 14, 1925

grandma dehring

On this day, a funny, beautiful, mischievous, and intelligent woman was born. She also happened to be the best grandmother anyone could have.

I never had the chance to say goodbye before she passed, and while I know she wouldn’t hold that against me, I still have a hard time forgiving myself 26 years later.

Happy 96th birthday, Grandma. I hope you and Grandpa are proud of your great-grandchildren; I know I am.