Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Happy Birthday Javy!!

One of my favourite former Braves turns 38 today. I'm trying not to think about this retired player being 6 months younger than me....
Javy was one of the more dominant hitters from behind the plate, breaking the single season record for home runs in 2003 with 43. I alwasy enjoyed watching him play. For some reason, Greg Maddux would not pitch to him. I've alwayas wanted to find out why.
Little known fact: Javy was quite the ladies man, as evidenced by his wiki page.
Little known fact #2: Javy hit a home run in his first ever All Star at bat. 1997.
Javy ended his career with brief stops in Baltimore and Boston, before signing with Atlanta so he could retire a Brave.

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