Thursday, November 14, 2013

1992 Greensboro Hornets (Classic Best)

The Greensboro Hornets were a Yankees minor league team in 1992. Two members of the "Core Four" were on that team - Andy Pettitte and Jorge Posada.

 So was another guy who would win a world series ring for the Yankees, Shane Spencer.
 A left-handed pitcher named Andy wore #46 for the Hornets, but it wasn't Pettitte, but teammate Andy Croghan.
 I used to read about guys like Andy Croghan and Lewellyn Hill in Yankees Magazine when i was young - they used to have a great minor league section with player profiles for each affiliate each month. I was a subscriber from 1986 to the early-00's when the content sloughed off as the internet made a lot of it obsolete.
 There is a lot of great action photography in the set, but the best action photo of all may actually be of manager Trey Hillman, apparently turning a double play.
 Yesterday I posted the checklist for this set, and it listed card #29 as Greg Spatt (the trainer). However, there was no card of Spatt but instead this generic logo card after card #28. It appears the Spatt card was never produced.

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