Monday, January 30, 2017
#623 - Greg Walker
What a card: Greg Walker was coming off what would be the best season of his career when this card was issued. He hit 24 home runs in 136 games, batted .294 and recorded an OPS of .878 in 1984. In 1985, he would play in every one of the White Sox's 163 games.
My observation the front: Red practice jerseys! I miss the days when the White Sox were in color.
More opinion from me: That background of blue sky and white puffy clouds really hurts on Jan. 30th.
Something you might know: Walker was a power-hitting first baseman who later became the hitting coach for the White Sox when they won the World Series in 2005.
Something you might not know: Walker suffered an epileptic seizure during fielding practice before a game against the Angels in July 1988. He almost died from it and suffered two more seizures in the hospital before eventually recovering and returning to play in 1989. The seizures were believed to be viral in nature.
My observation on the back: The Red Sox were known as the Americans during the first World Series in 1903.
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