Friday, November 20, 2015

#476 - Jeff Stone

What a card: This is Jeff Stone's first Topps card. He batted .362 in 185 at-bats and stole 27 bases for the Phillies in 1984.

My observation on the back: Those industry-green dugouts are the backdrop to plenty of cards in this set.

More opinion from me: I had big hopes for Stone and apparently had a lot of company in Phillies fans.

Something you might know: Stone was a highly touted Phillies prospect who set a minor league record when he stole 123 bases for Class A Spartanburg in 1981.

Something you might not know: In 2002, Stone got in a fight with his wife, Linda, who stabbed him several times. Jeff and Linda apparently are still married.

My observation on the back: Ruth still holds the record for the most innings pitched in a World Series game. He threw all 14 in the Red Sox's 2-1 victory over the Brooklyn Robins on Oct. 9, 1916.

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

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