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RBI Miscellany

This page will house a selection of RBI tidbits that don't really fit anywhere else. If something pops in my head and doesn't warrant its own page, I'll plop it down here....

On Location

I would like to thank Greg Pines for the inspiration, as he put a similar section on his RBI Champion website. Here's a list of all the places RBI has accompanied us in our travels:

  • Arlington Heights, IL
  • Brookfield, IL
  • Buffalo Grove, IL
  • Dekalb, IL
  • Chicago, IL
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Des Plaines, IL
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Iowa City, IA
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Lake Zurich, IL
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Wheeling, IL

As we've gotten older and more boring, we don't leave our place of reisdence as much as we did in college. We do typically bring RBI with us every year on our trips to the NCAA Wrestling Tournament, so expect the out-of-state list to grow by one every year.

Retired Numbers

Here's a list of all the RBI'ers who had their numbers retired. Nolan Ryan tops the list with 3 retired jerseys! A hearty thanks to sucka free of the forums for passing along the info:

  • Andre Dawson - #10 Montreal Expos
  • Cal Ripken - #8 Baltimore Orioles
  • Dale Murphy - #3 Atlanta Braves
  • Don Mattingly - #23 New York Yankees
  • Gary Carter - #8 Montreal Expos
  • George Brett - #5 KC Royals
  • Harold Baines - #3 Chicago White Sox
  • Jose Cruz - #25 Houston Astros
  • Kent Hrbek - #14 Minnesota Twins
  • Kirby Puckett - #34 Minnesota Twins
  • Mike Schmidt - #20 Philadelphia Phillies
  • Mike Scott - #33 Houston Astros
  • Nolan Ryan - #30 California Angels, #34 Texas, #34 Houston
  • Ozzie Smith - #1 St. Louis Cardinals
  • Paul Molitor - #4 Milwaukee Brewers
  • Reggie Jackson - #44 New York Yankees
  • Reggie Jackson - #9 Oakland A's
  • Wade Boggs - #2 Tampa Bay Devil Rays (no BoSox yet!)

Top RBI Songs

Here's our list of the Top 10 inspiration songs while playing RBI. These songs will guarantee to pump you up.

  1. Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar
  2. You're the Best - Joe "Bean" Esposito (from The Karate Kid)
  3. California Dreamin - High Standard (from Chuck)
  4. No Easy Way Out - Robert Tepper (from The Rocky Story)
  5. Revolution Action - Atari Teenage Riot
  6. I Wanna Rock - Twisted Sister
  7. Sister Havana - Urge Overkill
  8. Lunatic Fringe - Red Rider (from Vision Quest)
  9. Hell is for Children - Pat Benatar
  10. NWO - Ministry

RBI'ers on the big screen

Some of your favorite RBI players have done more with their lives than simply playing baseball. Thespians abound! Here's an not-yet-comprehensive list of RBI'ers who have starred in movies:

  • Gary Carter - The Last Home Run
  • John Kruk - The Fan
  • Mark McGwire - 61
  • Ozzie Smith - The Scout
  • Pedro Guerrero - Rookie of the Year
  • Reggie Jackson - The Naked Gun, Baseketball
  • Roger Clemens - Kingpin, Cobb
  • Tim Raines - Little Big League
  • Wally Joyner - Little Big League

RBI Tendencies

After playing a few games with Lipitz tonight, I realized we do a bunch of really stupid things while playing RBI. While they have no scientifically provable effects, none of us would be the same player without them. Here we go:

  • Must play with a pillow in his lap - Gantry
  • Cannot play with anything in his pockets - Lipitz
  • Cannot play effectively when sitting on the right side - Gantry
  • Verbally insults players to get them out of slumps - Potsie
  • Must pause the game during bathroom/beer breaks to keep his "pitcher fresh" - Lipitz
  • Taps the buttons to make his players run faster - Jason
  • Grunts ala Monica Seles during important ABs - Lips
  • Won't field flyballs with the pitcher because they BOP more - All of us
  • Yells a players nickname in mid-swing to get more power - Potsie

RBI Birthdays

I have created a separate page with every RBI'ers birthday. You can now see if you share a special day with an RBI legend or want to know just how old some of your heroes are. Enjoy...

RBI for RBI Trades

I have created a separate page with every trade involving an RBI player on both sides of the deal. Danny Heep for Mike Scott? Tom Brunansky for Tommy Herr? You'll find it all out there...

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