Monday, May 2, 2016
#529 - Rich Gedman
What a card: Rich Gedman was coming off a breakout season when this card was issued. He set career highs in almost every category in 1984, and it would be the best season of his 13-year career.
My observation on the front: The pointing-the-bat-at-the-pitcher thing -- whether it's a timing device or not -- is always cool.
More opinion from me: Gedman will forever be a favorite of mine because he was up front with me, unlike an Astros teammate, on where I could find Craig Biggio, who I was searching out for an interview in the Houston locker room.
Something you might know: Gedman caught Roger Clemens' 20-strikeout game against the Mariners in 1986, setting an AL record for catching putouts in a game.
Something you might not know: Gedman's wife, Sherry, is still second all-time in University of Connecticut softball history for career ERA at 0.57.
My observation on the back: Mike Piazza now holds the career home run mark by a catcher with 396. But before that, Carlton Fisk broke Yogi Berra's record.
The blog wants to speak now: The Ballgames category is updated.