Monday, July 27, 2009

Green Hat Day at Wrigley Field

A while back I posted a card of George Bell with a bunch of neon hats behind him. I wondered if there had been a Green Hat Day" at Wrigley Field in 1991 like the Pink Hat Day Yankee Stadium had that year. Thanks to Wrigley Wax, I now know that there was. He wrote, "According to the 1991 Cubs Media Guide, Sunday, April 14, 1991 was Neon Cap Day, with free hats going to the first 20,000 adults. Bell went 2-5 as the Cubs beat the Pirates 6-4 in front of 25,994 fans." Here is the link to the boxscore.

In addition to Upper Deck, Score Fleer and Donruss were at the game.

Danny Jackson started for the Cubbies, allowing four runs in six and two-thirds innings. He walked five and did not strike out a single batter. He got a no-decision.

Heathcliff Slocumb relieved Jackson and pitched a perfect inning and a third for the win.

Bob Walk started for Pittsburgh, allowing four runs, three earned, in five and two-thirds innings. He left in the sixth with a strained right groin. He presumably went on the DL as he didn't pitch again for a month.

Bob Kipper pitched a scoreless inning and a third before being replaced by Stan Belinda, who would lose the game, allowing a bases loaded walk to Doug Dascenzo in the eighth.

Curtis Wilkerson went 1-4 with a run scored, but made an error (it wasn't costly).


  1. Wow...that's too awesome. I had no idea so many cards could come from one single promo day.

  2. Ha ha, that's great. Gotta love early '90s cards.

  3. Great work! I never would have thought to look at Fleer, Score, or Donruss too. I always assumed each company had their own photographers. Could these cards tell us that one free-lance photographer sold his work to different companies?