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!