Friday, October 9, 2015

#461 - Marty Castillo

What a card: Marty Castillo was coming off his finest season when this card was issued. He appeared in a career-high 70 games in 1984 and enjoyed his greatest success during the Tigers' successful postseason run to the World Series title.

My observation on the front: Castillo looks reflective and so does the fan with the Tigers cap to the left of Castillo.

More opinion from me: Those dugout overhangs need some padding. They look dangerous.

Something you might know: Castillo delivered some key hits for the Tigers in the ALCS and the World Series. He knocked in the only run in the Tigers' 1-0 victory in the series-clinching Game 3 of the ALCS. In Game 3 of the World Series against the Padres, he hit a two-run home run in the second inning that sparked a four-run inning in the Tigers' 5-2 victory.

Something you might not know: When Castillo was 4 years old, he accidentally burned his family's house down.

My observation on the back: Graig Nettles' inside-the-park home run came in Game 2 of the 1980 ALCS against the Royals. He hit it in the fifth inning against Dennis Leonard, driving in two runs. But K.C. already had three runs by then and won the game 3-2.

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