Monday, August 20, 2012

#84 - Spike Owen

What a card: Spike Owen's 1985 card came out after Owen had played in 152 games for the Mariners in 1984. It would be the most games he would play for a single team in a season during his 13-year career.

My observation on the front: Owen appears to have just slapped the ball to the opposite field.

More opinion from me: I have a certain amount of nostalgia for the baby blue uniforms of the '70s and '80s. But not the Mariners' unis. Those things are UG-LEE.

Something you might know: Spike Owen's real first name is actually "Spike." It's not a nickname.

Something you might not know: Owen shares the record with several players for scoring the most runs in a single game. He scored six runs on Aug. 21, 1986, a 24-5 Red Sox annihilation of the Indians. Fourteen other players have scored six runs in a game.

My observation on the back: Owen was captain of the 1982 University of Texas baseball team. One of his teammates was Roger Clemens.

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1 comment:

Brian said...

I never realized how many teams wore blue road uniforms. The things you learn from baseball card analysis.