Friday, December 18, 2015

#484 - Larry Bowa

What a card: This is the final Topps card issued of Larry Bowa during his playing career. He'd appear two short years later in the 1987 Traded set as the Padres' manager.

My observation on the front: This could be the only card of Bowa in which he's wearing glasses.

More opinion from me: Any card of Bowa as a Cub seems weird.

Something you might know: Bowa was the other player traded to the Cubs when the Phillies sent Ryne Sandberg to Chicago for Ivan DeJesus, although it wasn't phrased that way at the time.

Something you might not know: When Dallas Green was rumored to be taking the Yankees' manager job in the late 1980s, Bowa said the interaction between Green and owner George Steinbrenner would be so good that he wanted to be a New York sportswriter because "they'd have something to write every day." Green didn't even last a season for the Yankees.

 My observation on the back: Bowa graduated from a radio sports talk show to being a studio commentator on the MLB Network.

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1 comment:

Jim said...

One of my favorite Phillies players and he celebrated 50 years in baseball last season. I'm happy he'll be back on the bench helping Pete Mackanin in 2016.