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.