Orioles Card "O" the Day

An intersection of two of my passions: baseball cards and the Baltimore Orioles. Updated daily?

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Dennis Martinez, 1984 Fleer #11

It's the big 6-0 today for Dennis Martinez! El Presidente was born on a momentous day. Other May 14 birthday boys include Hall of Famers Ed Walsh, Earle Combs, and Tony Perez, as well potential future Cooperstowner Roy Halladay. Dick Howser, who managed the Royals to their only World Series triumph in 1980, was another member of the 5-14 Club. I'd also like to give an honorable mention to ex-Blue Jays catcher Pat Borders, who belongs in the Hall of Fame of bad, wispy mustaches.


sg488 said...

I think you mean the big 5-9 haha

Zach said...

^ This is an interesting situation. Wikipedia says he's only 59 and Baseball Reference says he's 60...as well as Baseball Almanac. BUT his incredible 1993 Upper Deck card featuring him biting into a huge apple on the back says he's 59. 1980 Topps says he's 59, so I'm guessing he's 59.