Wednesday, May 15, 2013

#176 - Bill Schroeder

What a card: This is Bill Schroeder's second Topps card. He had completed his rookie season with 14 home runs in just 61 games for the Brewers in 1984.

My observation on the front: I don't have a way of measuring this, but a candid profile shot of an equipment-less catcher seems rare on a card.

More opinion from me: Schroeder is featured in a fielding position for his first three Topps cards, during a period when he struggled as a hitter. Then in 1987, the same year that he hit .332, he is shown with a bat. Coincidence?

Something you might know: Schroeder is a veteran color man for Brewers TV broadcasts.

Something you might not know: In the sixth inning of a game against the Royals in 1987, Schroeder bunted for a base hit to break up a no-hit bid by the Royals' Charlie Leibrandt. The Royals were winning 6-0 at the time. That doesn't seem too cool.

My observation on the back: According to wikipedia, the trivia question answer is incorrect as it lists Ron Guidry as striking out three batters on nine pitches on Aug. 7, 1984.

The blog wants to speak now: The TV and News tabs are updated. I've been a bit remiss in adding images to the News category. I'll try to fix that soon.

1 comment:

Play at the Plate said...

Any chance that's a shot of him warming up the pitcher because the starting catcher made the last out?