Thursday, August 10, 2017

#690 - Alan Trammell

What a card: Alan Trammell had reached another level in 1983 and 1984, batting .319 and .314, respectively. Still, it was a prelude to his monster 1987 season.

My observation on the front: This card seems to sum up Trammell: solid, unspectacular, quietly effective, and I really have nothing else to say about it.

More opinion from me: Still annoyed at Trammell for being a Diamondbacks coach when they had that fight with the Dodgers. I probably should let that go, but I'm still waiting for the Diamondbacks to be contracted first.

Something you might know: Part of the longest continuous double play combination in MLB history (with Lou Whitaker), Trammell is one of the players often cited for Hall of Fame enshrinement. He was the MVP of the 1984 World Series.

Something you might not know: When Trammell was a kid growing up in San Diego, he attended Padres games. Once, when the Padres were playing the Pirates, he and a friend got Pirates coach and Hall of Famer Bill Mazeroski to play catch with them on the field.

My observation on the back: John Denny's win was in Game 1 of the World Series, a 2-1 victory for the Phillies.

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John Sharp said...

One of my favorite Trammell cards. Classic Topps design. Tram should be in the HOF. Good job.

Rob said...

For such a memorable World Series team, it seems odd that none of them are in the Hall of Fame. You could certainly argue for Trammell and Whitaker, and obviously Jack Morris appeals to a certain segment of fans.