The Quest

The Baltimore Orioles have been in town since '54 and have had over 900 men don their uniform. My goal is to obtain a signed card of each player. If you have something I need, or see something you want, don't be shy, we can make a deal.

Collection Statistics

Total Players 877/977 = 89.25%
1991 Orioles Crown Set
Total Players 309/465 = 66.45%
Alive Players 274/369 = 74.25

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Sweet Lou Piniella

How do you remember him?

Ballplayer? Indian? Royal? Yankee?

Manager? Yankee again? Red? Mariner? Devil Ray? Cub?

What, The first thing that comes to mind is not the 21 year old making his major league debut for the Orioles in 1964? Seriously, how can four games, one at-bat and no hits not make a lasting impression on you?

His time was so fleeting that he never appeared on any card as an Oriole. The only picture I was able to find involving Piniella and the Birds is of the 1993 Mariners-Orioles brawl. Very fitting for the tenacious Lou.

I remember spittle, venom, anger and bases being thrown. And I have this to immortalize him in my collection:

Lou Piniella 1991 Orioles Crown #364

I think he is wearing a wig in that picture.

1 comment:

  1. Nice autograph. It's always funny to see these Crown cards with pictures of the player in another team's uniform. I somehow think they must not have tried too hard to find pictures in the Orioles' archives.