1. Welcome to SportsJournalists.com, a friendly forum for discussing all things sports and journalism.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register for a free account to get access to the following site features:
    • Reply to discussions and create your own threads.
    • Access to private conversations with other members.
    • Fewer ads.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon!

Random '80s baseball player name

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by 3_Octave_Fart, Mar 20, 2020.

  1. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Dave Collins played Little League with my brother-in-law. My wife graduated high school with Kelvin Torve, another little-known 80s trivia piece.

    Knew Renie Martin in college. He worked in the cage at the auxiliary gym and handed out the gear we wore in phys ed class.
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2020
  2. Sea Bass

    Sea Bass Well-Known Member

    Another trivia piece about Collins is that he still holds the Blue Jays single-season record for stolen bases.
  3. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    cyclingwriter2 likes this.
  4. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Kevin Mitchell
  5. cjericho

    cjericho Well-Known Member

    Only read the first 7 or 8 pages so if it's a DB my bad --
    Fred Manrique, in 85 or 86 he had maybe 60 at-bats but had a few HR,
    a few 2B and at least one 3B. Three buddies and I played Strat O Matic baseball
    that season and Manrique was better than Mattingly or Brett.

    Alvaro Espinosa. Guy I worked for one summer had season tix since late 70s
    (think he still does, but haven't seen him in a couple years). His seats were
    right by the tarp on the 3B side and Espinosa would throw him a ball, pretty
    much any time he'd ask at the start of the inning, for a kid who was sitting
    close to him.
  6. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Will “The Thrill” Clark
  7. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    Sammy Khalifa, the first MLB player of Egyptian descent.
    I remember reading a story about an Egyptian leader visiting D.C., and attended an Orioles game. Supposedly, the Orioles owner wanted to trade for Khalifa, who was with the Pirates, and make the announcement on the scoreboard during the game so the Egyptian official could see it, but the teams couldn't agree on a deal.
  8. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    I was just getting into sports when the 84 Tigers were doing what they did. I was mesmerized by the orange outline on his catchers mitt.
  9. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    Steve Balboni
  10. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

    Still one of the best cards of the 1980s.
  11. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Bobby Meacham
  12. cjericho

    cjericho Well-Known Member

    Dale Berra right behind him
    Baron Scicluna likes this.
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page