Tuesday, May 12, 2015
#410 - Bob Horner
What a card: Bob Horner's 1985 card appears after a frustrating season in which Horner fractured his right wrist for the second time in a matter of months, missing all but 32 games of the 1984 season.
My observation on the front: The Braves have gone through a variety of uniform and helmet looks during my time as a baseball fan. I actually don't mind this particular combo, although the powder blue pants might not have been the best choice.
More opinion from me: I remember when Horner was a big deal with the Braves in 1978. I didn't like it. The Braves were supposed to be lousy with lousy players. That's all I knew.
Something you might know: Horner moved straight from college ball to the major leagues and won Rookie of the Year honors the same year, hitting 23 home runs in 89 games and 323 at-bats in '78.
Something you might not know: Horner went to Apollo High School in Glendale, Ariz., where the basketball team was a bigger deal than the baseball team. Horner's high school basketball team was disqualified from the state playoffs for playing an unsanctioned scrimmage game.
My observation on the back: The Pirates also set a record during that World Series for the most hits in a seven-game World Series (91).
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