Friday, September 10, 2010
#308 - RBI Leaders
Card fact: This card puts the "pink-yellow" color combo into first place with one more card than the "orange-brown" combo. It will leave "orange-brown" in its dust by the time this subset is over.
What I thought about this card then: I didn't see it.
What I think about this card now: Neither gentleman has any idea where the camera is.
Other stuff: The year 1974 was Jeff Burroughs' big breakout season, so this was his first and only RBI title. For Johnny Bench, it was his third and final RBI crown.
Back facts: The guys who appear in the league leaders that surprise me a bit are Ken Henderson of the White Sox and, once again, Bobby Darwin, who apparently had a tidy, kick-ass season in '74.
For the National League, they are all solid hitters again. I only wish my favorite player, The Penguin, got three more RBIs to put everyone on the list in triple figures.
Other blog stuff: The No. 1 song in the country on this date in 1975 was "Rhinestone Cowboy" by Glen Campbell. I remember hearing this song incessantly when I was a kid. I think for a little while I thought it was our National Anthem.