Monday, December 7, 2015

#480 - Lou Whitaker

What a card: This is Lou Whitaker's card on the heels of being the featured second baseman for the 1984 World Series champion Tigers.

My observation on the front: There aren't too many photos in the '85 set in which the subject is photographed from this far away. I believe Whitaker is retiring a Red Sox player.

More opinion from me: Lou Whitaker's 1984 season was not as striking as his 1983 season, but he did win a World Series title in '84, so it probably didn't bother him that much.

Something you might know: The 1978 American League Rookie of the Year was part of the longest-running double play combination in history, along with shortstop Alan Trammell.

Something you might not know: Whitaker missed the rest of the 1985 after tearing cartilage in his right knee while dancing with his wife at an anniversary party early in September.

My observation on the back: The trivia question answer still applies.

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

1 comment:

zman40 said...

I am still amazed that this card came from this set