Telly Hughes is back with another A Bro Convo. This time “The Voice of MLBbro.com ” speaks with 17-year MLB veteran Mike Cameron, whose son Daz, a rookie with the Detroit Tigers, made him proud on Father’s Day. It was the first time the elder Cameron would see Daz play live on the field while sitting in the stands.
At the time of recording, Mike didn’t know that his son would actually deliver the goods.
Mookie Betts hasn’t been flexing the biggest stick these days, but his value as a baseball player can’t be overlooked as he hit his sixth homer and then captivated the highlight reels by imitating Neo from The Matrix, to complete a catch and throw DP on Thursday night.
Web gems like these are commonplace for Betts. He’s almost become underappreciated, but we can never get enough of this Black Knight’s royal exploits at MLbbro.com
Willie Mays is way more than just the best all-around player to grace the MLB diamond. He’s an institution and one of baseball’s incomparable treasures. The prototype for legendary Black baseball players ranks fifth in MLB history behind Babe Ruth, Walter Johnson, Cy Young and his godson, Barry Bonds, in career Wins Above Replacement (156.1).
Mays ranks 6th all-time in homers with 660 and he finished his career with 3,283 hits and almost 2000 RBI. Mays is arguably the most exciting superstar in baseball history. Those who have ever seen him run the bags, steal bases or track down a fly ball in the gap tend to agree.
“Willie Mays is the best player that ever lived,” said Orlando Cepeda, who played with Mays from 1958-1966. “He is the best outfielder, the best baserunner.”
Happy Birthday to the Say Hey Kid, a legendary, game-changing Black Knight whose legacy continues to inspire generations of baseball players to this day.
Only four players have ever cranked out three homers on Opening Day.
The great George Bell (Blue Jays vs. Royals on April 4, 1988). Tuffy Rhodes abused Black Ace Dwight Gooden for three bombs on April 4, 1994. Dmitri Young (Tigers vs. Royals on April 4, 2005) and the most recent player was Matt Davidson, who launched three lasers against the Royals on March 29, 2018.
Mlbbro.com went Black In The Day with Young, who is now a 47-year-old high school baseball coach.