Wednesday, June 29, 2016

#548 - Larry Parrish

What a card: Larry Parrish, although known as a slugger for most of his career, was coming off his first 100-RBI season in 10 years in the majors when this card was issued.

My observation on the front: This is the eighth card of Rangers red jersey in the set so far. Love every one.

More opinion from me: Parrish featured one of the great mustache/long hair combos of the late '70s/early '80s. It's sad to see him clean-shaven like this.

Something you might know: Parrish is the only player in Montreal Expos history to hit at least three home runs in a game. He did it three times.

Something you might not know: Parrish tied a major league record in 1982 when he hit three grand slams in one week. All 3 came against relief pitchers, the first against Oakland's Fernando Arroyo, the second against Boston's Mark Clear, and the third against Detroit's Milt Wilcox.

My observation on the back: Larry and I do not see eye to eye when it comes to music.

The blog wants to speak now: The internet is being uncooperative this evening. So I'm skipping this part.


Swing And A Pop-up said...

I felt the same way about the mustache/long hair thing. He looked much cooler back then.

Utility Man said...

What a streak hitter. He could go on a short tear, then disappear for long stretches. As you pointed out, three three-homer games for Montreal, but only one season over 15 homers. And outside of the week with three slams- take away those 12 RBI and he only drove in 50 on 14 homers the other 25 weeks.