Thursday, March 3, 2016

#508 - John Shelby

What a card: John Shelby struggled through a dismal 128-game season with the Orioles in 1984, batting just .209.

My observation on the front: Shelby looks like he's auditioning as a stand-in for Billy Dee Williams for a Colt 45 malt liquor commercial.

More opinion from me: Oh, geez, John Shelby. I'm still stunned the Dodgers won a World Series with him as a starter (he actually had a 24-game hitting streak that year).

Something you might know: Shelby played on two different World Series championship teams, the Orioles in 1983 and the Dodgers in 1988.

Something you might not know: Shelby, as the third base coach for the Brewers last year, was involved in post-National Anthem standoff with the Reds' Todd Frazier during a game in September. The object was to be the last person standing after the anthem and before the start of play. Shelby won the standoff.

My observation on the back: Laudner's two home runs came against the Tigers. In the first game, he hit a homer off Dave Rozema. In the second game, he tagged Dan Schatzeder.

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Rob said...

Though I love that team, the 1988 Dodgers have to be the worst team to ever win a Series, right? It was Hershiser, a Gibson homer, and a bunch of scrubs.

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