Friday, June 22, 2012

#66 - Dick Williams

What a card: This the third of four cards that feature Dick Williams as the Padres' manager. 1985 would be his final year with the Padres though.

My observation on the front: That is Steve Garvey in the background.

More opinion from me: I believe this is the only card of Williams in which he's rocking the neck jewelry. In some ways it makes the notorious hard-line, hard-ass manager look even more capable of busting heads.

Something you might know: Williams managed six different major league teams, and is one of only seven managers to win pennants in both the American and National leagues.

Something you might not know: Prior to his first season as the Red Sox manager in 1967, Williams appeared on the original Hollywood Squares. He became the game show's first grand champion, winning $2,500, a motorcycle, a stereo, a movie camera, a silver fox cape, and trips to Paris and Las Vegas.

My observation on the back: I'm noticing the players' uniform numbers for the first time on these checklists. They're kind of haphazardly placed there.

The blog wants to speak now: The Ballgames and Pop Culture tabs are updated. A historic upset and a famous magazine hoax.


gcrl said...

Whenever I see Dick Williams I think of his 'maw dicker' phrase. I am ashamed to say that i never noticed the garv lurking in the background. Another card to add to the nefarious 9.
And, as you know, I featured Williams at today.

MoltenLava said...

I always did love him in those Quaker Oats commercials.