Wednesday, August 22, 2012

#85 - Mike Marshall

What a card: Mike Marshall was coming off the only All-Star Game appearance of his career when this card arrived. Marshall didn't end up playing in the game at Candlestick Park in 1984, which the National League won, 3-1.

My observation on the front: Looks like the Dodgers are facing the Expos.

More opinion from me: Marshall was a constant source of frustration for me during his Dodger career. A highly-touted prospect with historic Triple A numbers, he could never fill fans' expectations, and he was endlessly injury-prone.

Something you might know: Marshall is often confused with former Dodger pitcher Mike Marshall. Between 1967-1991 there was always someone named Mike Marshall playing in the major leagues. But before 1967 and since 1991? There has never been anyone named Mike Marshall in the majors.

Something you might not know: Marshall dated Go-Go's lead singer Belinda Carlisle in 1983 for about a year. The movie, "The Slugger's Wife," which came out in 1985, was reportedly inspired by their relationship.

My observation on the back: Size 14? That's nothing. Josh Hamilton wears a size 18 shoe.

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1 comment:

Brandon said...

Wow. Never knew that about the Sluggers Wife. That was the first VHS tape my family ever rented after we bought a VCR.