Thursday, April 26, 2012
#205 Record Breaker: Tony Perez
Card thoughts: Interesting how some of the best in-action shots so far are for these record breakers. This is not a picture of the actual grand slam, however.
The record: Wow, this one had stood for awhile. The record was set by Cap Anson in 1984. It has since been broken by Julio Franco.
Rear guard: Perez was pinch hitting for starter John Stuper. His grand slam drove in #195 Dave Concepcion, Ron Oester, and #143 Dave Van Gorder.
This date in baseball history: Harry Chiti is traded to the Mets for a player to be named later in 1962. Chiti ends up being the player to be named later when he sent back a month later.