Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Which Game Was It?

Seeing Bob Boone making a cameo on a Joel Skinner card recently made me curious.

Pretty fun trying to figure out which game a photo was taken at. Using Retrosheet I can usually narrow it down if not flat out figure it out.

1989 Upper Deck #328

Right off the bat (no pun intended) the orange padded railings tell me it's at Anaheim Stadium, so the Yankees are visiting, it's a 1989 card so the game was in 1988. Retrosheet tells me the rest.

Saturday August 27, 1988.

It's the 3rd inning, Ron Guidry pitching for starter Charles Hudson who was relieved after giving up 9 runs in 1.1 innings of work. Bob Boone led off with a walk. Dick Schofield and Devon White both struck out. Johnny Ray then lined a double to left. Boone trying to make it all the way home was thrown out at the plate, Rickey Henderson to Joel Skinner. Click. The Angels went on to win 12-0, Terry Clark getting a complete game shutout.


  1. Yikes. Yankees always did lousy on the west coast in those days, especially later in the year.

    Always had a soft spot for Hudson, he pitched a complete game shutout in the first game I ever attended live.

  2. Boone and Hudson were both Phillies.

  3. Bob Boone trying to go from first to home had to be quite the sight.