Should I start from the beginning? Should I start from the present and work my way back? Should I go alphabetically? Should I use random.org? The answer to all of those of course is no. I plan on going in a completely arbitrary order somewhat based on the cards I want (or have) to post.
But that left me with the big question...who will get the honor of being the first inductee? I was debating between a player related to the Rockies in some way (who will be #2) or who I consider the best player out of the group. Instead, I chose a pitcher with a 12 year career, a win-loss record of 84-95 and an ERA of 4.14. I will explain why shortly.
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the inaugural member of the Cubicle of the Unique
(sound of one hand clapping)
You may be thinking to yourself WWWWHHHHAAAATTTT? I will be honest, in researching the list of players and I saw Jim Deshaies I was prepared to list 1,001 reasons why he shouldn't have gotten one vote. But then I checked his Wikipedia page (that's right, only the BEST research tools for you) and saw a story. Mr. Deshaies actively campaigned, tongue-in-cheek, to get not into the Hall of Fame, but to get one single vote. How could I possibly start The Cube without inducting the one player that wants in first? Well, the answer to that is to choose someone else, but it's my blog so I didn't.
Holds the modern day record for consecutive strikeouts to begin a game with 8.
Finished 7th in N.L. Rookie of the Year voting in 1986.
Had 6 seasons of double digit wins (high 15)
Led the league in 3 categories in 1994.
Those 3 categories were Games Started, Earned Runs Allowed, and Home Runs Allowed
Now with our first inductee comes the plaque. Since this is a card blog, I decided to use a baseball card. (Well, D'UH!!). Above are the three candidates for the enshrinement plaque. I have my personal favorite, but I will go with the majority. Let me know what you think of The Cube.