Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Mickey Mantle Never Got a Kellogg's Card - Some Day I Will Create One
On this day in 1969 Mickey Mantle retired. He needed to go a bit further to get himself into the 1970 Kellogg's baseball card set. Too bad for everyone.
Also on this day in 1969 Doug Creek was born. I never heard of him so I looked him up. He played for nine seasons between 1995 and 2005. He pitched in 279 games including three with the Cubs but I have no idea who he is. Why? I never mentioned before that after the MLB strike in 1994 I decided to go on strike against them. My strike only ended in 2005 because my son was following the White Sox run to the World Series. I even went to a White Sox game in 1995 without watching a single play. How did I do that? My sister-in-law rented a suite for a birthday party for my brother. I just sat facing away from the field about 450 feet from home plate.
So, none of this fits with Kellogg's yet. I need to tie it together with Mickey Mantle and Doug Creek. Put those together and I can come up with Mickey Rivers. Future posts will examine some of his interesting quotes.