Tuesday, May 9, 2017

#657 - Jim Slaton

What a card: Jim Slaton had just completed his first season with the Angels after a long tenure with the Brewers (and one year with the Tigers) when this card was issued.

My observation on the front: There's a lot of snow on that card that I never noticed until scanning it.

More opinion from me: He's pitching in front of nobody isn't he?

Something you might know: Slaton is the Brewers' career leader in victories (117). He won Game 4 of the 1982 World Series against the Cardinals.

Something you might not know: Slaton and former Orioles manager Dave Trembley are good buddies. Slaton attended Antelope Valley College and later would spend MLB offseasons working out there. Trembley coached the baseball team at Antelope in the mid-1980s and he was a stickler for rules. Slaton left his glove on the field after one workout and it was discovered by Trembley. He gathered his team, held up Slaton's glove and said "Slate, that's five." Slaton proceeded to run five laps to the delight of the team.

My observation on the back: Names of colleges and towns out west are so much more fun than what we have in the east.

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1 comment:

Tony Lehman said...

I had the chance to talk to Slaton for about an hour in January. Just an incredibly nice guy who still loves golfing.