Friday, April 17, 2015

Player Profile: Bob Brenly

I have 28 cards of Bob Brenly. This one is from 1988 Score.

Playing career: Bob Brenly caught for the Giants from 1981 to 1989. In 871 games he hit .247 with 91 HR and 333 RBI. His career year came in 1984, when he hit .291 with 20 HR and 80 RBI, earning his only all-star appearance and MVP vote.

Where he is now: After his retirement he was a Giants coach and later the manager of the Diamondbacks, winning the team’s only World Championship in 2001. After being fired in 2004 he became a Cubs broadcaster, and moved to the Diamondbacks’ booth in 2013.

Interesting facts: His son Michael Brenly was drafted by Dad’s team, the Cubs, in the 36th round in 2008. When Dad moved to Arizona in 2013, so did Michael. In 2014 he moved to the Red Sox organization, his first time playing for an organization his father did not work for.

My memories: $*#%! 2001 Diamondbacks.

Google Autocomplete results: He is second when you type Bob Bre, between Bob Brennan, a businessman convicted of money laundering, and Bob Breunig, a former Cowboys linebacker. There do not appear to be any other prominent Bob Brenlys.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Michael Brenly.

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