Friday, November 6, 2015

Baseball card story from Mike Linskey

The Orioles' ninth-round pick in 1988, Mike Linskey got off to a fast start to his professional career. In 1989 and 1990 at AA Hagerstown, he went 17-7 with a 2.41 ERA. Unfortunately injuries prevented him from making the major leagues, despite putting up good career minor league numbers (50-42, 3.64 ERA). Now a Business Performance Advisor at HR services provider Insperity and the owner of Houston Youth Baseball, he kindly shared this baseball card story.

"My Bowman Orioles card, if you look closely on the glove you will see a nickname written in black. The name Nuke was given to me from that era movie Bull Durham. Still have folks that have seen that card call me Nuke out of the blue, and I always turn around to look. Oh glory days."

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