Monday, December 10, 2012

#122 - Tom Brunansky

What a card: Tom Brunansky was entering his fourth straight season as the Twins' starting right fielder as the 1985 season began.

My observation on the front: Quite the upper-cut swing there.

More opinion from me: Brunansky was known for hitting a lot of pop-ups. I can see why.

Something you might know: Brunansky was part of the power Twins of the 1980s, joining sluggers Kent Hrbek and Gary Gaetti, as well as Kirby Puckett, to take Minnesota to a World Series title in 1987. He was traded to the very team the Twins beat in the Series, the Cardinals, six months later.

Something you might not know: One of Brunansky's more famous catches was running to flag down a fly ball that clinched the American League pennant for the Red Sox in 1990. He had to fend off a few fans afterward. But in another video, while chasing a fly ball in Yankee Stadium, he actually gets his pocket picked.

My observation on the back: Oh, ho, Topps you tricksters on the trivia quiz! The slugger has the better batting average! Who knew?

The blog wants to speak now: The Music, Pop Culture and News categories are updated. A lot of nonsense about something called "Wham!" Don't blame me. I didn't buy any of their music.

1 comment:

jacobmrley said...

Two things on this one:

1) This card and the 1987 Topps Carmelo Castillo are my 2 all time upper cut swing cards.

2) In college, I once won quite a bit of money by knowing Babe Ruth had a .342 lifetime average and once hit .393 in a season. This was pre internet, so we had to go back to my dorm room and crack open the Baseball Encyclopedia. These days, we just would have pulled out the smartphone.