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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1 comment:

Matthew R said...

He came to the Braves during my 7th grade year. We were big fans of his since he was from my hometown. Too bad he wasn't able to stay away from the injuries.