Monday, November 3, 2014

Greg LaRocca on baseball cards

Third baseman Greg LaRocca played for the Padres and Indians from 2000 to 2003, hitting .261 with 0 HR and 6 RBI in 39 games. He then went on to a successful career in Japan, hitting 123 home runs in a seven year career. His best season was 2004, when he hit .328 with 40 HR and 101 RBI for Hiroshima. Now the VP, Franchise Sales & Training at Integrity Health Coaching Solutions and hitting coordinator for the New Hampshire Bobcats, he kindly answered my questions about baseball cards.

"I’ll hop on the bandwagon and agree my rookie card is my favorite.   
I was not a big card collector growing up but if I had to pick a favorite of mine it would have to be this one from 2009.  After 6 years in Japan under my belt, I felt comfortable enough to throw on a “Flu Mask”, draw my goatee on the front and get in a pose for the press.  Still makes me chuckle to think they made it into a card."

Thanks! Here is a card of him from my collection.

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