Geoff Blum is a former Major League Baseball player who had a solid 14 year career. Originally drafted by the Montreal Expos,. Blum made his debut in 1999 and played 3 seasons north of the border.
He was traded to the Houston Astros, where he played 2 seasons, before being traded to the Tampa Bay Rays, where he played in 2004. The San Diego Padres signed him for the 2005 season, but traded him to my Chicago White Sox during the season.
As a long-time fan of Blum's, it was cool to see him play here. He only appeared in 31 games for the Sox during the regular season, but it was his big home run in the World Series which forever earned him a place in the hearts of Sox fans. He hit a game-winning solo home run in the 14th inning in Game 3 of the 2005 World Series.
After the season, he returned to San Diego as a free agent. He played 2 seasons in San Diego, returned to Houston for 3 more seasons and finished with 2 seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The versatile Blum logged time at all infield positions, as well as the outfield. For his career, he hit .250, with 990 hits, 99 home runs, 479 rbi's and 446 runs scored.
I had the pleasure of getting a quick interview with Blum during his time with the Astros. That interview can be found at On the Beat with Geoff Blum. It was very cool to talk to one of my long-time favorites and a White Sox hero.
Recently, Blum was kind enough to do a promo video for me. That video is below. Thanks to Geoff for the promo video and for years of fun following your career.
Go to Blummer27.com for more info on Blum. You can also follow him at @Blummer27 on twitter. You can also get a video from Geoff at Cameo.