Trader Jack. Billy & Jerry. The Claxton Card. The Ryan Express. Enberg.
August 4th, 1989. The Padres played the Dodgers in Dodger Stadium. Tony Gwynn was ejected by rookie Umpire Jerry Layne in the first inning after a disputed 3rd strike call. Gwynn was enraged by the ejection and had to be held back by coach Sandy Alomar Sr. and Manager Jack McKeon. Details about what went down that day can be found HERE. McKeon had this to say after the game:
“That’s what you get when you have a AAA umpire filling in. Thirty-eight thousand people didn’t come here to see Jerry Layne; they came here to see Tony Gwynn.”
Welcome back Trader-Jack, you will always rule in my book.
2 of my favorite New York Yankees, Bay Area legends and all-time players: Billy Martin & Jerry Coleman.
Jimmy Claxton of the Oakland Oaks and his 1916 Zeenut Baseball card. Why post this you may ask? Well, this was the first black man to appear on a Baseball card. Pretty cool huh?
A great photo of Nolan Ryan warming up in the Astrodome.
1962. A cool photo of broadcasting legend and current San Diego Padres play by play man Dick Enberg. This was during his time as the assistant Baseball coach at San Fernando Valley State, aka. California State University, Northridge.