Monday, April 5, 2010
#161 - Stan Bahnsen
What I thought about this card then: Never saw it. At least I think I didn't. It's not a very memorable photo.
What I think about this card now: Nice puffy clouds? Not much coming to mind. Bahnsen is one of those guys who I never paid much attention to even though he was still playing into the early '80s. I'm still not sure how to pronounce his name.
Other stuff: Bahnsen caught the attention of a lot of fans in 1968 when he won American League Rookie of the Year honors for the Yankees. But a few years later, the Yankees were trading Bahnsen for Rich McKinney (who?). Bahnsen won 20 games his first year with the White Sox, then lost 20 games the following year. He missed a no-hitter against the Indians in 1973, allowing a single with two outs in the ninth.
Later, he was exclusively a reliever for the Montreal Expos.
Other blog stuff: Now that I've made the "yellow-green" color combo the "lemon-lime" design, I'm still looking for a name for the "green-yellow" combo. It's one of only a couple that doesn't have a name yet. I may have to put up the first-ever poll on this blog to decide this one.