Saturday, January 28, 2017

THE RED SOX YOUTH BRIGADE!- A SPECIAL CARD FOR THE 1976 SET

I was always in awe of the fact that the Boston Red Sox had THREE future star outfielders in Dwight Evans, Jim Rice and Fred Lynn come up around the same time and put in All-Star careers, and wanted to create a special card for the 1976 set celebrating them:


What can you say about these three?
Fred Lynn came to the Major League scene like a bomb and went on to win BOTH the Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player Awards in 1975, Jim Rice goes on to put in a Hall of Fame career along with an MVP Award in 1978, and Dwight Evans can easily be argued as a Hall-worthy player putting in his best seasons in the 1980’s, though he was always a solid player.
Any team should be so lucky to have this!

2 comments:

  1. Dewey has always been a favorite of mine - no doubt he should be in the Hall. I look back on the strike of '81 - since 400 HRs was always the "magic number" for Hall admittance, he would have needed to club 15 HR in the 55 games the Sox missed because of the strike. Could he have done it? Maybe. If he had, he'd be in the Hall. Not that his offense would have been the primary reason, but it would have been enough for some voters who can't see past the long ball.

    On the subject of the strike - Dale Murphy would have needed to hit 2 HR in the Braves' 57 missed games. He'd be in the Hall now too.

    Damn shame, '81.

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