Friday, July 20, 2018

1981 Topps Batting Leaders

The front: A couple of spring training batting poses. Brett is on the road in the Royals’ powder blues, while Buckner is at the Cubs’ home facility in Mesa, AZ.
The back: 1980 was the year George Brett electrified the nation by flirting with .400 most of the summer, eventually cooling off at the end of the year to hit .390. Bill Buckner would have ranked just eighth in the American League, barely ahead of Dave Stapleton, probably the most surprising name on either list.

1 comment:

  1. I'll never forget tracking Brett late in the season. Good times.