Today’s five – Bob Speake, Hector Lopez, Jackie Brandt, Jim Perry and Orlando Pena.

Interesting facts from the backs of their baseball cards.

  • Lopez has played every position except catcher and first base.
  • Speake is a golf addict.
  • Brandt twice led the minor leagues in assists
  • Perry was second in the Eastern League in wins last year (16).
  • Finally there is Pena who’s card is so fantastic it must be seen. Yes, that is a Cuban revolutionary shaking his hand. Is it supposed to be Castro? I’m not sure. Although we do know he was a big baseball fan! If you can’t make out the text, it says he won 16 games to lead his club to the Cuban baseball crown.


Published by Chris

Writer, historian, father, intrepid traveller, journalist, aging punk ... I am actually in a Hall of Fame.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: