Belliard more fearsome than Shef + Ol’ J.D. in October

Rafael Belliard drove in more runs in the ’91 World Series than J.D. Drew and Gary Sheffield combined in three postseason series’ as Braves. Raffy had four in seven games; Drew and Shef drove in three in twice as many October contests.

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5 Comments on Belliard more fearsome than Shef + Ol’ J.D. in October

  1. rankin' rob // October 19, 2011 at 5:00 pm //

    Belliard was a more honorable pro than either of those d bags. Sheffield turned dogging it into high art, and J. D., well you know ol’ J. D.. I always viewed Raffy as a good luck charm on that team, and he stepped up his game in October as you point out.

  2. WillieMontanez // October 20, 2011 at 10:49 am //

    I remember Sheffield telling the media that he and Robert Fick were going to make all the difference in the ’03 postseason.

  3. duanesammons // October 20, 2011 at 11:31 am //

    Fick made a great difference all right… he gave Eric Karros a running clothesline at first base in the division series.

    It would be another thing had either player made a great contribution in the field. Sheffield hit a meaningless home run in one of the two postseasons and I remember him hitting into a double play in Game 5 against the Giants.

    Belliard, if nothing else, made the first out in the ninth inning of Game 6 in the ’95 Series. Maybe Blauser makes that play, but I’m glad we didn’t have to find out. Come to think of it, Belliard also got a big squeeze bunt down in that series as well.

  4. Drew and Sheffield, the Great Pumpkins. Those two didn’t do diddley-poo.

  5. Oops! I see I’ve unleashed by coif-challenged alter-ego on unsuspecting bloggers. Sorry.

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