Friday, August 4, 2017

#688 - Len Matuszek

What a card: Len Matuszek had already moved on to the Blue Jays (and then the Dodgers) when this card was issued. But in 1984, he appeared in more than 100 games for the first time in his career.

My observation on the front: That is a player standing ramrod straight.

More opinion from me: I was a little too gleeful when the Dodgers acquired Matuszek (for Al Oliver for crying out loud!). I don't know why I expected big things from him.

Something you might know: Matuszek took over as the Phillies' starting first baseman from Pete Rose, who was released after the 1983 season. But Matuszek lasted just the one season.

Something you might not know: Matuszek was a full-time caregiver for a mentally handicapped man named Andy as of 11 years ago. This story about it is awesome.

My observation on the back: The Pirates still have lost the most LCS but the total is now seven. The Braves, Cardinals and Dodgers are tied for second with six. The highest total in the American League is five, proving that the most heartache is in the NL.

The blog wants to speak now: The News category is updated.

1 comment:

arpsmith said...

Very cool story about Len and Andy.