Friday, March 3, 2017

#635 - Terry Kennedy

What a card: This is Terry Kennedy's second card in this set. He appeared in the Father-Son subset earlier.

My observation on the front: Dick Williams sighting in the dugout!

More opinion from me: I'm saying that's a foul ball.

Something you might know: Kennedy drove in two runs with a double in his first World Series at-bat in Game 1 of the 1984 World Series.

Something you might not know: Kennedy was Rickey Henderson's last manager on a pro team. Kennedy managed the inaugural season of the San Diego Surf Dawgs, an independent league team, in 2005. Interestingly, Kennedy was the catcher Henderson hounded during the 1989 World Series.

My observation on the back: Oh, come on! You devoted an entire card to the fact that Bob is Terry's father already!

The blog wants to speak now: The Ballgames category is updated. I'm going to spoil the surprise though by saying Nov. 18, 1985 has to be the most interesting day I've come across since writing this blog. A list of what happened on that date:

-- President Reagan and Russia's Mikhail Gorbachev begin their first summit meeting
-- Willie McGee wins the NL MVP award
-- Howard Stern begins a 20-year run at WXRK in New York
-- Olympic track gold medalist Allyson Felix is born
-- Jesus and Mary Chain's "Psychocandy" is released
-- Lawrence Taylor breaks Redskins QB's Joe Theismann in a graphic injury on Monday Night Football
-- Comic strip Calvin & Hobbes debuts in newspapers
-- For the first time, Snuffleupagus is visible to all characters on Sesame Street, not just Big Bird

Maybe that's only fascinating to me, but that's one hell of a day.


jacobmrley said...

Wow, that is like 3 or 4 of my vivid childhood memories and/or loves right there. That is an impressive day.

jacobmrley said...

Damn, what a day!