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Don Mattingly turns 50 today.  Happy Birthday to Donnie Baseball!

(image: Topps Heritage)

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1 Shaun P.   ~  Apr 20, 2011 12:13 pm

Happy birthday, Donnie!

I hope you're enjoying your quiet retirement in Evansville. Because of course, Mattingly has never worn any uniform other than the Yankees.


2 thelarmis   ~  Apr 20, 2011 1:16 pm

[1] yeah, just the other day, i was wondering why he's not wearing #23. braves have been playing the dodgers out west, so i've had the chance to see a few innings, here and there. i think donnie might be wearing torre's 6, can't remember. actually, it might be #8, which is all kindsa weird. i think casey blake has #23 and certainly should've given it up, even if mattingly didn't ask for it.

i can't remember the pitcher - brad penny, maybe - but wouldn't give Maddox his 31 when he joined the team. huh...

[0] that's a cool card! i guess i stopped collecting by 1989, 'coz i don't recognize the design at all. hmmm. i recently picked up a random pack of 1989 Fleer - at an old record store, of all places - and amazingly got a Mattingly card in there! but this one is cooler...

got an awesome Munson card in the new 2011 Topps! : )

3 Chyll Will   ~  Apr 20, 2011 2:18 pm

[23] Maybe Donnie didn't want to totally lose his connections with the Yanks and his fans by carrying 23 over with him. It would be cool if he was wearing Torre's 6; at least we know what's up with that.

4 Chyll Will   ~  Apr 20, 2011 2:20 pm

Did I subtly reference Donnie there? Happy Boithday, Hitman!

5 thelarmis   ~  Apr 20, 2011 2:29 pm

[4] i like both your trains of thought!

give that man a [barq's] root beer! ; )

6 Chyll Will   ~  Apr 20, 2011 2:56 pm

Like the way you drink, T! >;)

7 rbj   ~  Apr 20, 2011 3:51 pm

Hey you damn kids, get off the lawn.

And watching Doug Drabek's kid pitching last night. . .

8 Evil Empire   ~  Apr 21, 2011 12:35 pm

Not to be nit picky, but that's not a Topps "Heritage" card....I think it might be a Topps "Big" or something like that though.

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