May 25, 2009

Some Late Night Bill Madlock

It's surprising sometimes how much I don't know about baseball. In my mind, Bill Madlock played his entire career with the Pirates. So this autograph card rocked my world when it said that Bill is the only player in history to win two batting titles with two separate teams. He won the batting title in '75 and '76 with the Cubs and in '81 and '83 with the Pirates.

2006 Upper Deck Artifacts AF-BI

So I dug a little deeper into my collection and, wouldn't you know it, I've got Bill Madlock cards when he was with other teams than the Pirates. My cognitive dissonance must have been working overtime when I put this card a penny sleeve a few months ago.

1978 Topps #410

And here's Bill as I always picture him, wearing the best baseball caps ever made.

1982 Topps #365

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