Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Second Basemen, A to Z: Julian Javier

Player: Julian Javier
Born: 8/9/1936 in San Francisco de Macoris, Dominican Republic
Major League Career: 1960-72
Games Played at Second Base: 1,552
Most Games Played For: St. Louis Cardinals

Photo via I-70 Baseball

Julian Javier, in his first All-Star appearance in 1963, was part of an all-Cardinal starting infield which included Bill White at first, Dick Groat at short and Ken Boyer at third. He also made the team in 1968. While not enshrined in Cooperstown, Javier was inducted into the Dominican Republic Hall of Fame in 1978.


For last year's A-Z Challenge, I featured players of the Baltimore Orioles/St. Louis Browns organization, my favorite baseball team. I managed to cover every position on the field except for one: second baseman. As such, I decided to devote this year's challenge entirely to the second base position, honoring the individuals who earned their keep playing one of the game's most demanding defensive positions.

Head on over to Blogging from A to Z April Challenge to find others joining the adventure.

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  1. Oh my gosh, I LOVE your baseball theme! This is wonderful, and I need the history lessons of the guys who came before my last 8 years of becoming a fan.

    Thank you so much for your visit and for following. I really like how you list the names of your friends on the bottom of each post.

    Best of luck on the challenge; we are almost 1/2 way done.

    Kathy M.

  2. The Cardinals had some great players. Its a terrific organization from top to bottom. And thanks for the shout out!

  3. This is a great theme! Love baseball :D

    Thanks for visiting my blog the other day!
    Enjoy the rest of the challenge,

  4. This is such a unique theme...and I love it! If you would have only done the Cubs!! :)

    1. Stay tuned. The city of Chicago has been very kind to second basemen.

  5. Your theme is brilliant. Now, if only I loved baseball! I do love your blog though, so I'll be back :-)