Saturday, February 9, 2008

Batting Second

In Center Field

1991 Donruss

No. 763 Billy Hatcher

Billy started Spring Training as the fourth outfielder in Pittsburgh behind Bonds, Bonilla and Van Slyke. As fate would have it he was traded to start the season in ht e field for the Reds. And batted .333 against them in the NLCS. Billy was named the World Series MVP after a record seven straight hits and a pedestrian . 750 Batting Average. I say that because I hit .759 in Little League. Yet I did not win MVP honors.
This card is special for one reason. Notice the 1990 World Series Logo on the corner. The series where Canseco and McGwire were afterthoughts. The series where Dave Stewart couldn't get it done. Where the Reds swept the American League team. That series. My favorite.

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