Saturday, October 24, 2015

NICKNAMES OF THE '70'S #37: "SWEET LOU" PINIELLA

Up next in my ongoing nickname thread is “Sweet Lou” Piniella, a baseball “lifer” if there ever was one.
Take a look at my card first:

I used the 1978 template since Piniella was in the middle of his “sweet” run as a Bronx Bomber, taking part in four World Series, taking home two championships, and being a spark plug in the ever famous “Bronx Zoo” with the likes of Reggie, Thurman and Bucky.
As we all know, after wrapping up his nice 18-year career he went on to an excellent career as a Major League manager, leading the 1990 Reds to a championship as well as heading the 2001 Mariners, who tied the Major League record with 116 wins.
Combined the man was in a Major League uniform for over 40 years!
“Sweet”!!!

1 comment:

  1. Great card design and photo selection. When I think of the 1978 set I think of the Ron Guidry card and the great Yankees teams of that era.

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