Thursday, September 18, 2008

#5T Brady Anderson



IMPACT FACTOR 3/10: While Anderson went on to have a lot of success with Baltimore, he had a dreadful first season with Boston and was packaged with Curt Schilling, sent to the Orioles for Mike Boddicker. Boddicker was great for the Red Sox in the regular season, helping get them to the playoffs in 1988, but got bombed in his one ALCS start as Boston was swept by Oakland. Boddicker helped the BoSox for two more years and was better in the 1990 ALCS, although Boston against lost to Oakland.

6 comments:

David said...

Is that Wrigley Field ivy behind Brady?

Mike S said...

Most natural 50 homer season in ML...sorry, just can't do it.

Kevin said...

How is it possible that I didn't know there was a Brady Anderson Red Sox card?

Judging from his awesome hair and the ivy backdrop, I'm certain they airbrushed another photo from this shoot for his 1989 Topps card: http://www.checkoutmycards.com/Cards/Baseball/1989/Topps/757/Brady_Anderson_RC

Andy said...

Good eye, Kevin. You're certainly right.

I very much doubt it's Wrigley.

David said...

If it's not Wrigley, where is it?

Andy said...

Any number of walls down in spring training with stuff growing on them. That wall is a lot higher than the ivy wall at Wrigley, plus the top of the wall is visible in Wrigley.