Mark Hoyle continues to surprise me by sending me random packages of stuff. Just recently he sent me this collection of 1983 Boston Herald stamps:
2. Bruce Hurst. One of the great, underrated pitchers of the 1980's.
3. Luis Aponte. I know next to nothing about Aponte other than that he was a middle reliever.
4. Bob Ojeda. Ojeda was one of many very good pitchers Boston developed in the 1980's. Unfortunately two of the better ones, Ojeda and John Tudor, were traded away.
5. Dick Radatz. The Monster was one of the first great closers.
6. Cy Young. Of course, Young was one of the greatest pitchers who ever lived.
7. Joe Cronin. Cronin went from Hall of Fame baseball player to pennant-winning manager to general manager to American League president in his career.
8. Jimmie Foxx. The Beast was a pretty good mentor for Ted Williams and hit 50 home runs for the Red Sox in 1938.
9. Marty Barrett. The 1986 ALCS MVP.
10. Dwight Evans. I still think Dewey belongs in the Hall of Fame.