Thursday, March 15, 2012

#27 - Bruce Berenyi

What a card: Bruce Berenyi had just completed his first season with the Mets when this card hit store shelves. He appeared as Met in the 1984 Topps Traded set, too (as well as the '85 Fleer and Donruss sets).

My observation on the front: Looks like a cold day on the mound for Bruce.

More opinion from me: Whenever I see those stripes going down the shoulders of Mets players in the '80s, it looks so dated. The funny thing is I don't think I was even aware of those stripes when they wore them.

Something you might know: Berenyi was a hard-throwing right-hander who could mow down batters, but he suffered a torn rotator cuff, which basically abbreviated his career.

Something you might not know: Berenyi was (maybe he still is) a collector of Beatles memorabilia.

My observation on the back: Ned Garver was a pitching great for the Browns and Tigers and born on Christmas. ... The trivia question is out of date. Sammy Sosa and Barry Bonds are also N.L. players who have hit at least 49 home runs in a season.

The blog wants to speak now: Thunderstorms kept me up all night last night -- that's right, thunderstorms in the Northeast in the middle of March. So I'm too tired to research any of the tabs.


MCT said...

The trivia question is actually about National League players who have hit 49 or more homers in a season three times. Sosa accomplished this (he had five seasons of 49 or more home runs) but Bonds did not (he only did it twice). I'm not sure if anyone else has.

There are many National League players who have hit 49 home runs in a season once. While there are significantly more now than there were in 1985, there were several others besides Willie Mays even then.

Incidentally, the other choice for the answer, Hank Aaron, is not one of them. He never even reached 49 once. For all the home runs he hit in his career, his single season high was "only" 47.

night owl said...


I left out the "three times" part of the sentence. And I could've sworn I saw Bonds' name on the list 3 times.

I shouldn't blog when I've had no sleep.