Orioles Card "O" the Day

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Friday, May 15, 2009

Vintage Fridays: Dave Skaggs, 1980 Topps #211

Things you may not know about Dave Skaggs:

-His middle name is "Lindsey". Don't snicker.

-Was the last Oriole to wear #8 before Cal Ripken, Jr.

-Hit his first career home run in the final game of the 1977 season, off of Rick Wise of the Red Sox. He would hit just two more longballs in total, and one of those was also against Wise!

-Is not related to musician Boz Skaggs.

-Hails from Santa Monica, CA. The two most famous major leaguers from his hometown are former Oriole Dwight Evans and submarine-style reliever Dan Quisenberry.

-One anagram for David Lindsey Skaggs is "Salvaged Giddy Skins". Hmm.


jacobmrley said...

and a first ballot 'terrible mustache' hall-of-famer.

Kevin said...

The bird on his helmet looks a bit wonky too.