Tuesday, October 27, 2015

I'm Just Gonna Leave This Here


A certified autograph of a La Russa favorite.

Tony La Russa certainly had his favorites. When he came to manage the Cardinals in 1996, guys like Dennis Eckersley, Willie McGee (briefly with Oakland in 1990) and Mike Gallego mysteriously appeared on the roster. Mark McGwire, famously, was acquired during La Russa's second year.

Gallego was a member of those pennant winning Oakland teams and scratched out a pretty solid career for a guy who couldn't hit his way out of a wet paper bag. Thanks to Cardboard Collections for this fine addition to my Cardinals collection!

2 comments:

The Lost Collector said...

I enjoyed him as a Yankee too. Leaf/Donruss Signature was a really solid set.

Stealing Home said...

Had a college buddy who was Gallegos' cousin.
That's my six degrees connection.