Tuesday, August 13, 2013
#201 - Burt Hooton
What a card: This is the final Topps card of Burt Hooton as a Dodger. He is featured with the Rangers in both his 1985 Topps Traded card and 1986 Topps card.
My observation on the front: Hooton was not blessed with great cards. This is probably one of the better ones and possibly my favorite.
More opinion from me: I was kind of creeped out by Hooton's cards as a kid. The only thing that saved him from my derision was that he was a Dodger.
Something you might know: Hooton pitched a no-hitter in his fourth major league game as a member of the Cubs in 1972.
Something you might not know: Hooton was so well-known for his mild-mannered ways that broadcaster Vin Scully came up with one of his most famous lines after Hooton won the deciding Game 6 of the 1981 World Series, saying Hooton would go out and "paint the town beige."
My observation on the back: All those years with Lasorda. How did he stand it?
The blog wants to speak now: The Pop Culture and News categories are updated. Lots happened on July 19, 1985.