Friday, April 25, 2014

#286 - Rudy Law

What a card: Rudy Law was coming off a season that signaled a downturn in his career. After an uplifting 1983 in which he helped the White Sox to the AL West title, his numbers were off virtually across the board in 1984.

My observation on the front: Law is exhibiting the "should I stay or should I go" pose on the basepaths.

More opinion from me: If I was a little younger in 1982, I'm sure I would've cried the day the Dodgers traded Law to the White Sox (for Cecil Espy!). I liked Law that much.

Something you might know: Law set a rookie record for the Dodgers when he stole 40 bases in 1980. Steve Sax broke the record two years later with 49. That record still stands.

Something you might not know: Law said that when he was with the White Sox, if players weren't playing in a game sometimes they'd break into the umpires' room and eat pizza and drink beer. Law said once after a pizza-and-beer session, he was called in to pinch run. He had heartburn and felt bloated, but that didn't stop White Sox manager Tony La Russa from giving him the steal sign. No word on whether Law was safe or out, but he said he ran like he never had before.

My observation on the back: Law didn't wear No. 3 after he came to the White Sox. He switched to No. 11 because Harold Baines wore No. 3. But Law was forced to give up No. 11 when the White Sox retired Luis Aparicio's number in 1984.

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1 comment:

MoltenLava said...

Interesting that he didn't play for the Dodgers in 1981 after such a productive season the year before.