Author Archives: @Jason_IIATMS
Onto the contributions:
When I was a kid I loved Manny Trillo. I played second base for my little league team, and I always tried to do the sidearm flip to first, which drove my coach nuts.
Also, Biff Pocoroba. “Biff” was in fact his given name.
When I was a kid, my next-door neighbor and best friend found his father’s old baseball glove in their garage. The signature on the glove was of a player his father had never even heard of…Chet Laabs. So, they decided to ask my dad if he’d ever heard of Laabs, to which my dad replied:
“Chet Laabs…oh yeah, pretty good power-hitting outfielder. Played for the St. Louis Browns during the war years.”
Apparently, that knowledge blew everyone’s minds, so ever since my friend and I have had a strange obsession with Chet Laabs.
Professor Longnose added a few:
Jim Mason, who I had my picture taken with on Yankee Photo Day in ’74 or ’75.
Onto your contributions:
They’re never better than what you get when you’re a kid. When I was about 8 I got a polyester V-neck powder blue Mike Schmidt Phillies pullover, with the 70′s maroon P. That thing was scratchy as hell, yet I wore it every chance I got until I outgrew it.
It would have to be 1971..even older than you….a Bobby Murcer full sized bat on bat day. My favorite player of all time and I got his bat..there were also no sponsor’s names on the bats back then. I used it all the time to play baseball. I eventually got my sister’s too (she also got a Bobby bat). One now sits as a security measure to keep anyone from opening our glass sliders, LOL. The gift that keeps on giving.