Friday, August 2, 2013

#197 - Mike Warren

What a card: This is the last Topps card of Mike Warren's career. He only had two.

My observation on the front: Warren looks pretty jovial for pitching in an empty stadium. He's also pretty happy for the season he would have in 1985 -- 1-4 with a 6.61 ERA. That would be the end of his MLB career.

More opinion from me: I always enjoyed the A's mixing-and-matching their colors. Gold jerseys one day. Kelly green jerseys the next.

Something you might know: Warren pitched a no-hitter during his final start of the season, Sept. 29, 1983 against the AL West champion White Sox. He was just the fourth rookie to throw a no-hitter.

Something you might not know: At the time this card hit packs, Warren was mourning the death of his father, who was a standout ballplayer himself. Don Warren died in an auto accident at 3 a.m. in October, 1984.

My observation on the back: Warren could really baffle batters. He struck out 17 batters in his first Triple A start with Tacoma in 1983.

The blog wants to speak now: The Movies category is updated with the movie Arnold Schwarzenegger considers the worst he's ever made.

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