Monday, July 14, 2014

Player Profile: Geoff Blum

I have thirteen cards of Geoff Blum. This one is from 2000 Metal.

Playing career: Utility infielder Geoff Blum played fourteen seasons in the major leagues for six different teams, mostly the Expos and Astros, and hit .250 with 99 HR and 479 RBI. Though he played in just 31 regular seasons for the White Sox, the fewest of any of his six teams, that is the team he is best remembered for, after his fourteenth-inning home run won Game 3 of the 2005 World Series, the longest World Series ever played.

Blog synchronicity: This is the 1997th post on this blog. In 1997 Blum played in 118 games at AAA Ottawa, hitting .248 with 3 HR, 35 RBI and 14 SB.

Where he is now: An announcer for the Astros.

My memories: I remember going to a Yankees-Expos game and getting the brilliant idea to shout “Blum, you’re a bum!” every time he came up. I still think of that every time I come across that name.

Google Autocomplete results: He is tenth when you type Geoff B, behind Geoff Beattie, former president of the Woodbridge Company. There do not appear to be any other prominent Geoff Blums.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Jaime Bluma.

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