Fun Cards: 1982 Fleer Ralph Hinkley, Shorty Robinson, and Don Drysdale

Day two of The Greatest American Hero “fun cards,” and we’re focusing on 1982 Fleer today.

Hinkley

As I mentioned yesterday, Ralph Hinkley took the bat from another Stars player and pinch hit in the bottom of the ninth inning in the last game of the season. But we’re not going to talk about that at-bat just yet. It would be silly to go into detail about that when there is another day of “fun cards” tomorrow. Let’s just say that Shohei Ohtani is not the first pitcher who can hit.

Robinson

Manager Shorty Robinson had trouble hiding his disgust at the idea of a high school teacher trying out for his major league team.

Drysdale

Hinkley’s biggest fan may have been in the broadcast booth. Only a former major leaguer could truly appreciate Hinkley’s talent, and Don Drysdale was not only a former major leaguer, but a Hall of Fame pitcher who played with one of the greatest, Sandy Koufax.

Tomorrow we will look at the final at-bat of the 1981 regular season for the California Stars.

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About JT

Preacher. Author. 911 dispatcher. Baseball fan. Horror nut. Music nerd. Bookworm. Time Magazine's 2006 Person of the Year.

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