Sunday, June 8, 2014

Player Profile: Casey Blake

I have twelve cards of Casey Blake. This one is from 2010 Topps.

Playing career: Third baseman Casey Blake played thirteen years in the major leagues, mostly with the Indians and Dodgers. In 1,265 games he hit .264 with 167 HR and 616 RBI. Between 2003 and 2010 he hit at least 17 home runs a year.

My memories: Although he spent more time with the Indians and Dodgers, for some reason I remembered him only as a Dodger and completely forget he was an Indian. That is the power of playing for a big-market team, I guess.

Where he is now: Owns the Casey Blake Baseball Camp in Indianola, IA.

Google Autocomplete results: He is fourth when you type Casey B, between Casey Brooks, a fashion photographer, and Casey Biggs, an actor. Another prominent Casey Blake is a Columbia history professor.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Hank Blalock.

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