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Baseball Greats Cruises



The following Baseball Activities are scheduled for your enjoyment throughout the Cruise: Instructional Clinics with tips from the Pro's on hitting, fielding, base-running and strategy; A Question and Answer Session; Our lively Story-Telling Session that is actually the " Baseball Comedy Show" of the Cruise. You have a chance to win a prize at all of our activities from door prize tickets or by participation at the Passenger Pitching Contest and the Baseball Trivia Game. At The Finale of the cruise we have a Complimentary Autograph Session with all the Stars on board. Your Host and MC for all activities on each cruise is former Yankee star: Stan Bahnsen.

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February 21, 2015 | MSC Divina
Miami, Florida | Philipsburg, St. Maarten | San Juan, Puerto Rico| Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas | Miami, Florida
7-Night Caribbean
|Roundtrip Miami |

Randy Hundley on MSC Cruises GARY PETERS
- The Chicago White Sox drafted Peters as a free agent in 1956 and he soon became the 1963 Rookie of the Year and All-Star pitcher, winning 19 games. He led the American League in earned run average in 1963 and 1966. Peters was named to the American League All-Stars roster in 1964 and 1967 and finished in the top 10 in the Most Valuable Player voting in 1963, 1964 and 1967. He had a .222 lifetime batting average and hit 19 home runs.
Randy Hundley on MSC Cruises RANDY HUNDLEY
- The Chicago Cubs All Star/Gold Glove catcher set a record when he caught 160 games in one season and averaged over 150 games caught over a 3 year span. With an incredible .996 fielding percentage in 1967, Randy won the Gold Glove award that year while catching 152 games. He has a lofty .990 lifetime fielding percentage in over 1,000 games caught and was a threat at the plate as he had 19, 18 and 14 homeruns in three different seasons for the Chicago Cubs.
Ken Griffey on MSC Cruises KEN GRIFFEY
- A key player for Cincinnati's "Big Red Machine" of the 70's and an All-Star with 3 times hitting over .300 with a stellar .336 batting average in 76, which was 2nd in the NL that year. He played in every game of the 75' and 76' World Series and was the All-Star game MVP in 1980. In the top 10 in runs scored 6 times, triples 5 times, and hits and on base percentage 3 times. Ken has a .297 lifetime batting average and father of Ken Griffey Jr.
Stan Bahnsen on MSC Cruises STAN BAHNSEN
- Is your Player/Host. His Rookie records of a 2.05 ERA in 267 innings as a starting pitcher still stand today. He won 17 and was the 68' Rookie of the Year and ranks 5th All-Time at Yankee Stadium with a 2.65 ERA. He won 21 in 72' as a White Sox, pitched for the A's and Expos and has 146 wins in 2,529 innings.

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March 7, 2015 | MSC Divina
Miami, Florida | Philipsburg, St. Maarten | San Juan, Puerto Rico| Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas | Miami, Florida
7-Night Caribbean
|Roundtrip Miami |

Toby Hall on MSC Cruises TOBY HALL
- A star catcher, mostly for Tampa bay over his nine year career, Toby also caught for the White Sox and Dodgers. In 2005 he led the AL defensively and hit a solid .287 and caught 137 games. He caught 400 games from 2003-2005 and is ranked 271st in 150 years of MLB.
Frank Howard on MSC Cruises FRANK HOWARD
- Rated MLB's 5th all-time power hitter, he was the Dodgers' 62' NL Rookie-of-the-Year and with Washington he won 2 AL home run titles. He was in the top ten in home runs 9 times and in slugging percentage 7 times, and in total bases and extra base hits 6 times. With over 50 years in baseball he has spent over 20 years coaching in the Major Leagues and was the San Diego Padres' manager in 1981. Today, he still has a zest for the game.
Frank Howard on MSC Cruises DOOLEY WOMACK
- Dooley was a right-handed pitcher with the NY Yankees. When he joined them in the mid-60's they were a declining dynasty in the twilight of their AL domination and Yankee Stars Mickey Mantle, Roger Marris and Whitey Ford were still playing. In 67' Womack was 4th in saves and games pitched and led the league in fielding. In 1969 he split time with the Houston Astros and Seattle Pilots before they became the Milwaukee Brewers and in 1970 he was with the Oakland A's.
Stan Bahnsen on MSC Cruises STAN BAHNSEN
- Is your Player/Host. His Rookie records of a 2.05 ERA in 267 innings as a starting pitcher still stand today. He won 17 and was the 68' Rookie of the Year and ranks 5th All-Time at Yankee Stadium with a 2.65 ERA. He won 21 in 72' as a White Sox, pitched for the A's and Expos and has 146 wins in 2,529 innings.

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April 11, 2015 | MSC Divina
Miami, Florida | Nassau, Bahamas | King's Wharf, Bermuda
Miami, Florida
7-Night Caribbean
|Roundtrip Miami |


Fergie Jenkins on MSC Cruises Jack Billingham
- Nicknamed “ Cactus Jack”,  the 6-foot-4 hurler proved to be one of baseball’s greatest World Series pitchers and  won at least 10 games for 10 consecutive seasons and he was a lead player in helping Cincinnati’s legendary “ Big Red Machine” with back-to-back World Series titles in 1975 and 1976. For his career, he went 145-113 with a 3.83 ERA and 1,141 strikeouts in 2,230 innings. 
 
Ed Kranepool on MSC Cruises ED KRANEPOOL
- A New York Met as a 17 year old and the youngest player in the N.L., Kranepool played in the inaugural season and for a total of 18 straight years. A key player in the 69" Miracle Mets run at the pennant and the World Series title. An All-Star in 1965 and led the league in 71" with a .998 fielding percentage. In 1974 he had a league leading pinch hitting average of .486. He has the longest tenure of any former Met and 6 of their hitting records.
Amos Otis on MSC Cruises AMOS OTIS
- Kansas City's star center-fielder who was one of the fastest players in his day. A five-time AL All-Star he won three gold gloves. He was in the top 10 in runs: 6 times in hits and batting average: 4 times and in the 1980 World Series he hit a lofty .478 with three home runs. Playing at only 175 pounds he had great power and hit 193 homeruns. The KC fans chant of "A-O, A-O" meant only one guy: center-fielder Amos Otis.
Stan Bahnsen on MSC Cruises STAN BAHNSEN
- Is your Player/Host. His Rookie records of a 2.05 ERA in 267 innings as a starting pitcher still stand today. He won 17 and was the 68' Rookie of the Year and ranks 5th All-Time at Yankee Stadium with a 2.65 ERA. He won 21 in 72' as a White Sox, pitched for the A's and Expos and has 146 wins in 2,529 innings.

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*Players are subject to change without notice