Monday, February 16, 2015

#380 - Ken Griffey

What a card: Ken Griffey had another bout with injuries in 1984 and settled for 399 at-bats and a .273 batting average, which was his worst since his second year in the majors in 1974.

My observation on the front: Whoa, miscut card.

More opinion from me: Griffey never looked right to me as a Yankee. He looked beefy and slow and that was not his image with the Cincinnati Reds.

Something you might know: A starting member of the Big Red Machine teams of the mid-1970s, Griffey later became known as "Ken Griffey Jr.'s dad," and father and son played together on the same team with Seattle.

Something you might not know: Griffey said his first couple of years with the Yankees were rough because he was perceived by his teammates as a Cincinnati Red, the team that swept the Yankees in the 1976 World Series.

My observation on the back: The blurb needs an update: Ken, Ken Jr. and Stan Musial share the same hometown.

The blog wants to speak now: The TV category is updated.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I didn't really have any strong feelings for or against the Yankees in the 1980s, but I hated seeing Griffey in a Braves uniform. TBS was awesome because it brought baseball into my house every day, but it was always Braves baseball and I developed a strong dislike for them early on.