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I was always enamored with Power Hitters, most likely for Fantasy Baseball reasons..Anyway, a few that come to mind are..

Henry Rodriguez

Cory Snyder

Bob Hamelin

Derek Bell

Ken Phelps

Dan Pasqua

I was always a fan of Chili Davis and Rob Deer.

For some reason, I followed the Brewers a little growing up, so I am going to throw in:

Chris Bosio

Pat Listach

Glenn Braggs

and one of my favorite baseball names ever.......Billy Jo Robidoux

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Yeah, he has had two run-ins with the law pertaining to drugs.

But when someone brings him up, I can't help but think of "Operation Shutdown."


:laughlol::laughlol::laughlol: Forgot all about that, that was a classic!

Nice one Moose, I was always a fan of Shane Mack. I believe he was on the 84 Olympic team.

He was on that team, yes.

I was always a fan of Chili Davis and Rob Deer.

How could anyone not like Deer?

I remember going to an early season game at OPACY, had to be...92, 93? Anyway, Deer was in town and he had 6 hits on the season, all of them homers.


By the end of the series? http://www.baseball-reference.com/pi/gl.cgi?share=2&n1=deerro01&year=1992&t=b#893:902:sum

Anyway, for another guy....

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I'll see your frank DiPino, and raise you a Spanky.

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And even though he was on the Red Sox, I was a fan of this guy when he came up. How could you not love that stance?

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And two more:

Ray Lankford

Jerome Walton

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Remember this guy? Though I think he may be somewhat remembered amongst Orioles fans because he was the one who I believe started the brawl that twisted Cal's ankle and was the closest Cal got to ending the streak

I had no idea he was Aikman's backup at UCLA. This is a neat thread.

How about Jose Rosado from the Royals. Remember seeing him a lot because we would always play the Royals it seemed on the opening series. Would say Kevin Appier too but I don't know if he would qualify because while not a household name he I think was usually their lone all star rep.

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Jeez, no wonder Plantier couldn't hit. He did actually have a big season for SD one year, but never lived up to the hype overall.

Walton had a stint with the O's.

I LOVED Plantier, I thought he'd hit 40-50 for years. Oops.

Walton and Dwight Smith, two key rookies on the "Boys of Zimmer" '89 Cubs team both ended up with the O's.

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Billy Taylor- Believe he was the A's closer after Eckersley left and I believe also that this guy was a rookie in his late 20's or early 30's.

Shane Spencer- Remember that start he had with the Yankees? Was insane stuff.

Rafael Belliard- Had two home runs his whole career and I remember seeing the last one on the Superstation. The other had happened two months before my birth.

Greg McMichael- The other Greg of those great Braves teams of the 90's.

Steve Avery- Wasn't quite what Maddux, Smoltz, and Glavine were unfortunately for Braves fans.

Brad Clontz- I remember him because I too was a sidearmer.

Jerry Browne- his name reminded my seven year old self of brownies.

Man, looking back on it I don't think baseball was any more fun for me then when I was in elementary school and still collecting baseball cards and watching a lot of baseball on TV.

Oh and Mike Venafro who's from Takoma Park, Maryland and was a guest instructor at the winter baseball academy I went to headed by Brian Snyder who FYI is Brandon's dad. Hmmmm now that I think about it I could have known Brandon Snyder. We're the same age and graduated the same year though I went to Herndon and not Westfields.

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I LOVED Plantier, I thought he'd hit 40-50 for years. Oops.

I tried his stance back when I was playing baseball, and I hit an absolute bomb once, the longest shot I have ever hit in my life. But I never did it again and scrapped the stance after maybe a week.

The mechanics of it were too difficult to replicate time after time. But if you hit it right...wow.

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