An intersection of two of my passions: baseball cards and the Baltimore Orioles. Updated daily?
Friday, October 10, 2014
Vintage Friday: Gary Roenicke, 1980 Topps #568
Tonight, the Orioles begin their quest to win the franchise's first American League pennant since 1983, and I'll be on hand at Camden Yards. May every Baltimore batter be imbued with the spirit of Gary Roenicke, who set LCS records in that showdown with the White Sox 31 years ago. The O's outfielder reached based nine times in ten trips to the plate, with five walks, a single, a double, a home run, a hit-by-pitch, four runs scored, and four RBI. His .900 OBP, 1.750 SLG, and 2.650 OPS are all tops in league championship history, small sample sizes be damned. So let's go O's, and stay away, rain!
I can remember playing with baseball cards as a toddler, but I actually started collecting them when I was ten. Now I'm an adult looking for an outlet to talk about my hobby without receiving blank stares in return. You can contact me thusly.