Thursday, June 24, 2010

1985 greg luzinski

after 15 seasons in the major leagues, greg 'the bull' luzinski retired prior to the 1985 season.  here is his 1985 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
luzinski spent 11 seasons with the phillies and 4 with the white sox.  he made the all-star team and finished in the top 10 for mvp votes for 4 straight years from 1975 through 1978.  he appeared in 5 postseasons, winning a world series championship with the phillies in 1980.  not the best defensive player, luzinski was able to leave his glove behind when he went to the american league and focus on what he did best - hitting.  it is worth noting, however, that in 1983 luzinski played a couple of games at first base to prepare for the world series, just in case the white sox made it.  they didn't, as luzinski went just 2 for 15 in the alcs against the orioles in the alcs.

these days, luzinski is into bbq.  he has a sauce on the market, and hosts a restaurant in citizen's bank park, much like boog powell does in baltimore.

voici à vous, 1985 greg luzinski!

1 comment:

  1. He is a pig and I am an Adonis - Dave Parker circa 1978 when comparing himself to Greg Luzinski