Friday, June 6, 2014

#298 - Marty Barrett

What a card: Marty Barrett was coming off possibly the best individual season of his career when this card was issued. He reached what would be career highs in batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage and OPS in 1984.

My observation on the front: It looks like it's snowing in Florida.

More opinion from me: I don't know what it is about the Red Sox in this set. Miscuts everywhere.

Something you might know: Barrett was voted the MVP of the American League Championship Series in 1986. He hit .367, supplying 11 hits over seven games against the Angels. He hit even better in the World Series against the Mets, but unfortunately made the final out when he was struck out by Jesse Orosco in Game 7.

Something you might not know: Barrett sued Red Sox team physician Arthur Pappas for malpractice, accusing him of ruining Barrett's career after the doctor recommended rest and therapy for Barrett's injured knee instead of surgery. Barrett sued for $15 million but received $1.7 million in damages.

My observation on the back: Well now that trivia question just made Padres fans sad.

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