Monday, July 14, 2014
#309 - Mike Witt
What a card: Mike Witt was rounding into form as the Angels' ace as this card arrived. After spending much of 1983 in the bullpen, Witt won 15 games in 34 starts for California in 1984.
My observation on the front: The whole look of this photo appears suspicious as if Witt was wearing a different uniform when the photo was taken. He is cap-less and the jacket almost looks airbrushed with a nondescript T-shirt underneath. However, Witt had spent his entire career with the Angels up to this point.
More opinion from me: I am also trying to determine if Witt is rocking a perm or if he just had naturally curly hair.
Something you might know: Witt's last performance in a major league game before this card came out was to throw a perfect game on the final day of the 1984 season against the Texas Rangers.
Something you might not know: Witt made a cameo appearance on the sitcom "The Jeffersons" in January 1985. Teammates Reggie Jackson and Brian Downing also appeared in the episode.
My observation on the back: Witt's wife worked in the Angels' marketing department when he met her.
The blog wants to speak now: The Ballgames category is updated.